Perovskites for Optoelectronics

Perovskites for Optoelectronics

Perovskite materials have become very promising candidates for a new generation of potentially printable and efficient optoelectronic devices. Photovoltaic devices based on hybrid perovskites now achieve more than 20% photoconversion efficiency, and applications in solid-state lighting, photodetection and lasing are soaring. Their optoelectronic and photophysical properties are under intense scrutiny.

This web-collection brings together a selection of multi-disciplinary research articles and comments published in the Nature journals that explore the basic properties of halide-based perovskite materials and their potential for application in optoelectronics, from solar cells to lasers.

Comments and selected News and Views published since January 2015 can be found in the News and comments section; Perspectives and Review articles under Reviews. Historical milestones on the synthesis and characterization of hybrid organic-inorganic metal halide perovskites and their use in applications are reported in the Milestones section. The Synthesis and Physics sections collect, respectively, recent research articles proposing synthetic strategies and unveiling the photophysical properties of these materials. Furthermore, an editorially curated selection of landmark studies demonstrating optoelectronic devices based on hybrid perovskites is reported in the sections Photovoltaics, Detection and Light emission.

This collection will be regularly updated every year with the most relevant contributions published in the Nature journals in the last 12 months. 

News and comments


  • Nature Energy | Perspective

    Organometal halide perovskites have drawn remarkable attention in photovoltaic applications due to their optoelectronic properties. In this Perspective, the authors outline the potential of these materials in a variety of energy-related applications.

    • Wei Zhang
    • , Giles E. Eperon
    •  &  Henry J. Snaith
  • Nature Photonics | Review Article

    The prospects for light-emitting diodes and lasers based on perovskite materials are reviewed.

    • Brandon R. Sutherland
    •  &  Edward H. Sargent
  • Nature Reviews Materials | Review Article

    The charge transport properties of hybrid organic—inorganic perovskites, which can explain their excellent photovoltaic performance, are reviewed through an integrated summary of experimental and theoretical findings. The potential origins of these properties are discussed and future research directions are indicated.

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