The water and the perovskite

The water and the perovskite

Qihua Li studied the adsorption of water on several metal halide perovskites AMX­3 using extensive geometries, energies and chemical bonding analysis within the DFT framework. In this work, Qihua focused on the impact of the compositional change in the adsorption...
Understanding crystallization

Understanding crystallization

Together with our experimental collaboration Prof. Xinhui Lu (the Chinese University of Hong Kong), Haibo Xue studied the impact of the crystallization kinetics on the quality of the perovskite films. By combining in-situ X-ray scattering (GIWAXS) and DFT...
Its not all about perovskites

Its not all about perovskites

Perovskite solar cells (PSCs) are not all about perovskites, according to Sofia Apergi, who started less than a year ago to work on another important part of the PSCs, the charge transport layer, NiO in this case. The manuscript is recently accepted for publication by...
The perovskite and the sun

The perovskite and the sun

Formamidinium-cesium lead iodide (FACsPbI3), a halide compound that has become increasingly popular for use in perovskite solar cells as it combines high efficiency and reasonable heat resistance. However, solar cells made of this particular compound have a rather...
Perovskite heterostructures

Perovskite heterostructures

In collaboration with Nanjing Tech University, we have demonstrated a phase and heterostructure engineering on ultrathin perovskites, through the reversible cation exchange of hybrid perovskites and efficient surface functionalization of low-dimensional materials. A...
Force fields for perovskites

Force fields for perovskites

In collaboration with Juan Anta (UPO) and Sofia Calero (TU/e), Vicent has recently developed a set of classical force fields for mixed perovskites: mixed halide perovskites. This work is recently accepted for publication by Journal of Materials Chemistry A....