Hybrid inorganic-organic perovskites have emerged over the last 5 years as a promising class of materials for optoelectronic applications. Most notably, their solar cells have achieved power conversion efficiencies above 20% in an unprecedented timeframe; however, many fun-damental questions still remain about these materials. This Prospective Article reviews the procedures used to deposit hybrid perovskites and describes the resulting crystallographic and morphological structures. It further details the electrical and optical properties of perovskites and then concludes by highlighting a number of potential applications and the materials challenges that must be overcome before they can be realized.

Pittsburgh: MRS
B. Ehrler (Bruno)
MRS Commun.
Nanoscale Solar Cells

Brittman, S., Adhyaksa, G., & Garnett, E. (2015). The expanding world of hybrid perovskites : materials properties and emerging applications. MRS Commun., 5(1), 7–26. doi:10.1557/mrc.2015.6