Halide Perovskite Nanocrystals Themed Collection guest edited by Lakshminarayana Polavarapu, Qiao Zhang, & Roman Krahne

We are delighted to introduce you to our first themed online collection of 2019, on Halide Perovskite Nanocrystals, guest edited by Lakshminarayana Polavarapu, Qiao Zhang, and Roman Krahne.

Metal halide perovskite nanocrystals (NCs) have emerged as an attractive new class of semiconductor materials owing to their excellent optical and optoelectronic properties. This themed collection across Nanoscale and Nanoscale Advances aims at providing a platform for recent developments in the expanding field of perovskite NCs including shape and composition-controlled synthesis, 2D layered materials, replacement of Pb, post-synthetic metal ion doping, single particle studies, and applications in LEDs, flexible photodetectors, nanorotors, and lasing. Moreover, the scope of this issue loosely aligns with an accompanying symposium that was held at the 2018 Fall E-MRS meeting at the Warsaw University of Technology, from 17-20 September 2018.


Read the themed collection on Halide Perovskite Nanocrystals


Here is a small taste of what the collection has to offer. We hope that you enjoy reading it! All articles are free to access until the end of June 2019**.



Nanoscale & Nanoscale Advances joint themed collection on halide perovskite nanocrystals, Lakshminarayana Polavarapu, Qiao Zhang and Roman Krahne, Nanoscale, 2019, Advance Article


Advances in lead-free double perovskite nanocrystals, engineering band-gaps and enhancing stability through composition tenability, Sasha Khalfin and Yehonadav Bekenstein, Nanoscale, 2019, Accepted Manuscript

Primary Research

Simple fabrication of layered halide perovskite platelets and enhanced photoluminescence from mechanically exfoliated flakes, Balaji Dhanabalan, Andrea Castelli, Milan Palei, Davide Spirito, Liberato Manna, Roman Krahne and Milena Arciniegas, Nanoscale, 2019, Accepted Manuscript

Postsynthesis Mn-doping in CsPbI3 nanocrystals to stabilize the black perovskite phase, Wasim J. Mir, Abhishek Swarnkar and Angshuman Nag, Nanoscale, 2019, 11, 4278-4286

Highly luminescent red emissive perovskite quantum dots-embedded composite films: ligands capping and caesium doping-controlled crystallization process, Xian-gang Wu, Jialun Tang, Feng Jiang, Xiaoxiu Zhu, Yanliang Zhang, Dengbao Han, Lingxue Wang and Haizheng Zhong, Nanoscale, 2019, 11, 4942-4947

Effect of chloride substitution on interfacial charge transfer processes in MAPbI3 perovskite thin film solar cells: planar versus mesoporous, Zhongguo Li, Charles Kolodziej, Christopher McCleese, Lili Wang, Anton Kovalsky, Anna Cristina Samia, Yixin Zhao and Clemens Burda, Nanoscale Adv., 2019, 1, 827-833

Photoreversible luminescence switching of CsPbI3 nanocrystals sensitized by photochromic AgI nanocrystals, Pengli Li,a  Di Yang, Qixuan Zhong, Yong Zhang, Min Chen, Shu Jiang, Jinxing Chen, Muhan Cao, Qiao Zhang and Yadong Yin, Nanoscale, 2019, 11, 3193-3199

O2 as a molecular probe for nonradiative surface defects in CsPbBr3 perovskite nanostructures and single crystals, Carmelita Rodà, Ahmed L. Abdelhady, Javad Shamsi, Monica Lorenzon, Valerio Pinchetti, Marina Gandini, Francesco Meinardi, Liberato Manna and Sergio Brovelli, Nanoscale, 2019, Advance Article


Read the full collection here.


Meet the guest editors:

Lakshminarayana Polavarapu

Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich, Germany

Lakshminarayana Polavarapu is a group leader in the Chair for Photonics and Optoelectronics at the newly formed Nanoinstitute Munich of Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich, Germany. He obtained an MSc in Chemistry from the University of Hyderabad (India) in 2005 and his PhD in Physical Chemistry from the National University of Singapore in 2011. After being a postdoctoral fellow at CIC biomaGUNE and University of Vigo (Spain), he joined the Chair for Photonics and Optoelectronics at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich (Germany) as an Alexander von Humboldt postdoctoral fellow. His current research interests include shape-controlled synthesis, self-assembly and optical spectroscopy of colloidal perovskite nanocrystals.





Qiao Zhang

Soochow University, China

Qiao Zhang is a professor in the Institute of Functional Nano & Soft Materials, Soochow University, China. He received his PhD from the Department of Chemistry, University of California, Riverside, in 2012 under the supervision of Prof. Yadong Yin. After being a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Chemistry, University of California Berkeley (with Prof. A. Paul Alivisatos and Prof. Gabor A. Somorjai), he joined Soochow University in 2014 as a professor. His main research areas are molecular level studies of surface and heterogeneous catalysis, and controllable synthesis of all-inorganic perovskites with tunable optical properties and their applications.





Roman Krahne

Italian Institute of Technology, Italy

Roman Krahne is the leader of the Optoelectronics Group at the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Genoa. He graduated in physics and obtained his PhD from the University of Hamburg (Germany) in the year 2000, and then was as for two years at the Weizmann Institute of Science (Israel) as a postdoctoral fellow working on electronic properties of single molecules. In 2003 he joined the National Nanotechnology Lab in Italy, and in 2009 he became senior researcher at the IIT headquarters in Genoa. The research interests of Roman Krahne are centered on optical and electrical properties of colloidal nanomaterials, plasmonic nanostructures, and metamaterials.







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