Metal-Halide Perovskite Transistors for Printed Electronics: Challenges and Opportunities

Yen-Hung Lin, Pichaya Pattanasattayavong, Thomas D. Anthopoulos

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Following the unprecedented rise in photovoltaic power conversion efficiencies during the past five years, metal-halide perovskites (MHPs) have emerged as a new and highly promising class of solar-energy materials. Their extraordinary electrical and optical properties combined with the abundance of the raw materials, the simplicity of synthetic routes, and processing versatility make MHPs ideal for cost-efficient, large-volume manufacturing of a plethora of optoelectronic devices that span far beyond photovoltaics. Herein looks beyond current applications in the field of energy, to the area of large-area electronics using MHPs as the semiconductor material. A comprehensive overview of the relevant fundamental material properties of MHPs, including crystal structure, electronic states, and charge transport, is provided first. Thereafter, recent demonstrations of MHP-based thin-film transistors and their application in logic circuits, as well as bi-functional devices such as light-sensing and light-emitting transistors, are discussed. Finally, the challenges and opportunities in the area of MHPs-based electronics, with particular emphasis on manufacturing, stability, and health and environmental concerns, are highlighted.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1702838
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number46
StatePublished - Oct 12 2017

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KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-10-01
Acknowledgements: Y.-H.L. and P.P. contributed equally to this work.


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