Hybrid organic-inorganic perovskites: low-cost semiconductors with intriguing charge-transport properties

Thomas M. Brenner, David A. Egger, Leeor Kronik, Gary Hodes, David Cahen

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Solution-processed hybrid organic-inorganic perovskites (HOIPs) exhibit long electronic carrier diffusion lengths, high optical absorption coefficients and impressive photovoltaic device performance. Recent results allow us to compare and contrast HOIP charge-transport characteristics to those of III-V semiconductors - benchmarks of photovoltaic (and light-emitting and laser diode) performance. In this Review, we summarize what is known and unknown about charge transport in HOIPs, with particular emphasis on their advantages as photovoltaic materials. Experimental and theoretical findings are integrated into one narrative, in which we highlight the fundamental questions that need to be addressed regarding the charge-transport properties of these materials and suggest future research directions.
Original languageEnglish
Article number15007
Number of pages16
JournalNature Reviews Materials
Issue number1
StatePublished - 11 Jan 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Energy (miscellaneous)
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Biomaterials


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