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Photo Induced Collective Properties of Hybrid Halide Perovskites

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Organization address
address: BATIMENT CE 3316 STATION 1
postcode: 1015

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 Coordinator Country Switzerland [CH]
 Total cost 2˙495˙712 €
 EC max contribution 2˙495˙712 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.1. (EXCELLENT SCIENCE - European Research Council (ERC))
 Code Call ERC-2014-ADG
 Funding Scheme ERC-ADG
 Starting year 2015
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2015-09-01   to  2020-08-31


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 Project objective

The recent discovery of the organo-inorganic perovskite CH3NH3PbI3 as very efficient material in photoelectric conversion is multifaceted: it turns out that this compound is promising not only in photovoltaics, but it is lasing, it gives bright light emitting diodes, promising in water splitting and we are persuaded that it can play an important role in basic sciences, as well. We have recently realized that under white light illumination the photoelectrons, due to their very long recombination time, stay in the conduction band and the resistivity of a single crystal shows a metallic behavior. If the lifetime is sufficiently long and the density of these excited carrier is high enough they could condense into a Fermi sea. The project’s goal is to realize this highly unusual state and to document its properties by magneto-transport and spectroscopic techniques. We will check in our model compound the long-sought superconductivity of photo-excited carriers, extensively searched for in cuprates, if we could stabilize it by fine tuning the interactions by hydrostatic pressure under constant illumination. The availability of high quality samples is primordial for this program. It turns out that CH3NH3PbI3 is ideal compound, it seems to be almost free of charged defects (its room temperature resistance is 5 orders of magnitude higher than that of Phosphorus doped Silicon at 1013 cm-3 doping concentration) and we can grow excellent single crystals of it. Furthermore, it has a flexibility in material design: one can vary all the constituents, and even the dimensionality by making layered materials with the main chemical motifs. A special effort will be devoted to tune the spin-orbit coupling by different elements, since this could be at the origin of the long recombination time of the photo-electrons. We suspect that the highly tunable, clean and disorder-free doping obtained by shining light on these ionic crystals opens a new era in material discovery.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2016 Alla Arakcheeva, Dmitry Chernyshov, Massimo Spina, László Forró, Endre Horváth
CH 3 NH 3 PbI 3 : precise structural consequences of water absorption at ambient conditions
published pages: 716-722, ISSN: 2052-5206, DOI: 10.1107/S2052520616010428
Acta Crystallographica Section B Structural Science, Crystal Engineering and Materials 72/5 2019-04-18
2018 Anastasiia Glushkova, Alla Arakcheeva, Philip Pattison, Márton Kollár, Pavao Andričević, Bálint Náfrádi, László Forró, Endre Horváth
Influence of the organic cation disorder on photoconductivity in ethylenediammonium lead iodide, NH 3 CH 2 CH 2 NH 3 PbI 4
published pages: 3543-3549, ISSN: 1466-8033, DOI: 10.1039/C8CE00259B
CrystEngComm 20/25 2019-04-18
2017 Márton Kollár, Luka Ćirić, J. Hugo Dil, Andrew Weber, Stefan Muff, Henrik M. Ronnow, Bálint Náfrádi, Benjamin Pierre Monnier, Jeremy Scott Luterbacher, László Forró, Endre Horváth
Clean, cleaved surfaces of the photovoltaic perovskite
published pages: , ISSN: 2045-2322, DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-00799-0
Scientific Reports 7/1 2019-04-18
2016 Iness R. Benmessaoud, Anne-Laure Mahul-Mellier, Endre Horváth, Bohumil Maco, Massimo Spina, Hilal A. Lashuel, Làszló Forró
Health hazards of methylammonium lead iodide based perovskites: cytotoxicity studies
published pages: 407-419, ISSN: 2045-452X, DOI: 10.1039/C5TX00303B
Toxicology Research 5/2 2019-04-18
2016 Massimo Spina, Claudio Grimaldi, Bálint Náfrádi, László Forró, Endre Horváth
Rapid thickness reading of CH 3 NH 3 PbI 3 nanowire thin films from color maps
published pages: 2017-2023, ISSN: 1862-6300, DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201533067
physica status solidi (a) 213/8 2019-04-18
2018 L. Ćirić, K. Ashby, T. Abadie, M. Spina, M. Duchamp, B. Náfrádi, M. Kollár, L. Forró, E. Horváth
Mechanical response of CH 3 NH 3 PbI 3 nanowires
published pages: 111901, ISSN: 0003-6951, DOI: 10.1063/1.5023115
Applied Physics Letters 112/11 2019-04-18
2017 Massimo Spina, Ayat Karimi, Wanda Andreoni, Carlo A. Pignedoli, Bálint Náfrádi, László Forró, Endre Horváth
Mechanical signatures of degradation of the photovoltaic perovskite CH 3 NH 3 PbI 3 upon water vapor exposure
published pages: 121903, ISSN: 0003-6951, DOI: 10.1063/1.4978687
Applied Physics Letters 110/12 2019-04-18
2018 Konstantins Mantulnikovs, Anastasiia Glushkova, Péter Matus, Luka Ćirić, Márton Kollár, László Forró, Endre Horváth, Andrzej Sienkiewicz
Morphology and Photoluminescence of CH 3 NH 3 PbI 3 Deposits on Nonplanar, Strongly Curved Substrates
published pages: 1476-1485, ISSN: 2330-4022, DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.7b01496
ACS Photonics 5/4 2019-04-18
2016 Alla Arakcheeva, Dmitry Chernyshov, Massimo Spina, László Forró, Endre Horváth
Organic-inorganic hybrid perovskite CH 3 NH 3 PbI 3 : structural consequences of water absorption
published pages: s294-s295, ISSN: 2053-2733, DOI: 10.1107/S2053273316095577
Acta Crystallographica Section A Foundations and Advances 72/a1 2019-04-18
2017 Pavao Andričević, Márton Kollár, Xavier Mettan, Bálint Náfrádi, Andrzej Sienkiewicz, Dóra Fejes, Klára Hernádi, László Forró, Endre Horváth
Three-Dimensionally Enlarged Photoelectrodes by a Protogenetic Inclusion of Vertically Aligned Carbon Nanotubes into CH 3 NH 3 PbBr 3 Single Crystals
published pages: 13549-13556, ISSN: 1932-7447, DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.7b03421
The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 121/25 2019-04-18
2017 Massimo Spina, László Mihály, Károly Holczer, Bálint Náfrádi, Andrea Pisoni, László Forró, Endre Horváth
Photodiode Response in a CH 3 NH 3 PbI 3 /CH 3 NH 3 SnI 3 Heterojunction
published pages: 10198-10202, ISSN: 1944-8244, DOI: 10.1021/acsami.6b12392
ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 9/11 2019-04-18
2017 Alla Arakcheeva, Volodymyr Svitlyk, Márton Kollár, Bálint Náfrádi, László Forró, Endre Horváth
High-pressure transformation of MAPbI 3 : role of the noble-gas medium
published pages: C1416-C1416, ISSN: 2053-2733, DOI: 10.1107/S2053273317081608
Acta Crystallographica Section A Foundations and Advances 73/a2 2019-04-18
2017 Hajnalka M. Tóháti, Áron Pekker, Pavao Andričević, László Forró, Bálint Náfrádi, Márton Kollár, Endre Horváth, Katalin Kamarás
Optical detection of charge dynamics in CH 3 NH 3 PbI 3 /carbon nanotube composites
published pages: 17781-17787, ISSN: 2040-3364, DOI: 10.1039/C7NR06136F
Nanoscale 9/45 2019-04-18

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