On October 26-28th, Moscow Autumn Perovskite Photovoltaics International Conference (MAPPIC-2020) was held at the Moscow State University for the second time. The conference was organized by the Laboratory of New Materials for Solar Energetics on the Faculty of Materials Science and the Faculty of Chemistry with the support of the Russian Science Foundation (project No. 19-73-30022).

Due to the difficult global epidemiological situation, it was decided to hold the conference online, which, however, did not stop foreign participants from taking part. In total, over 250 scientists from the leading scientific centers of 30 countries took part in the conference as speakers and listeners.

The scientific program of the conference was aimed at discussing the most pressing issues of the field hybrid perovskites, including the prospects for the commercialization of perovskite and tandem solar cells, the use of hybrid perovskites in light-emitting devices and radiation detectors, the fundamental issues of perovskite physics and chemistry, the use of modern computational methods based on DFT, Big Data and machine learning for predicting new materials and their properties.

During the conference, 45 oral presentations and 27 posters were presented. Plenary talks were presented by leading scientists of the field, including prof. Michael Graetzel (EPFL, Switzerland), prof. Eugene Goodilin (MSU, Russia), prof. Juan Bisquert (Jaume I University, Spain), prof. David Mitzi (Duke University, USA), Alexey Tarasov (MSU, Russia), prof. Aron Walsh (Imperial College London, UK), prof. Michael Saliba (University of Stuttgart, Germany), prof. Makhsud Saidaminov (University of Victoria, Canada), prof. Giulia Grancini (University of Pavia, Italy), prof. Linn Leppert (University of Twente, Netherlands), prof. Oleg Prezhdo (University of Southern California, USA), prof. Pavel Troshin (Skoltech, Russia), Ivan Turkevych (AIST, Japan), and many others.

ПAt the end of the conference, Hadiah Fattai (University of Oklahoma, USA) with a report on low-dimensional indium bromides was awarded the diploma for the best oral presentation. Amjad Farooq (Duisburg-Essen University, Germany) and Daria Belikova (MSU, Russia) received diplomas for the best posters. All invited participants and nominees for diplomas received unique prizes - statuettes with a piece of perovskite, CaTiO3 mineral, from the perovskite mines of the Ural Mountains, where the mineral was discovered.

All participants were invited to publish their results in a peer-reviewed special virtual issue of Mendeleev Communications journal (Elsevier, IF = 1.7): "10 years of perovskite photovoltaics: achievements and new challenges". In addition, the Book of Abstracts has been already published and is available.

The NMSE-lab expresses gratitude to all the members of the Organizing Committee for the support in holding the conference, as well as to all the participants for the high-quality presentations. The conference is planned for next year as well. Follow the news on MAPPIC-2021 on the conference website: http://www.mappic.ru/

 


Recent publications

Universal Strategy of 3D and 2D Hybrid Perovskite Single Crystals Growth via In Situ Solvent Conversion
Chemistry of Materials, 2020, 32, 22, pp. 9805-9812
DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.0c04060


Universal Strategy of 3D and 2D Hybrid Perovskite Single Crystals Growth via In Situ Solvent Conversion

Database of 2D hybrid perovskite materials: open-access collection of crystal structures, band gaps and atomic partial charges predicted by machine learning
Chemistry of Materials, 2020, 32, 17, pp. 7383-7388
DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.0c02290


Database of 2D hybrid perovskite materials: open-access collection of crystal structures, band gaps and atomic partial charges predicted by machine learning

Formamidinium Haloplumbate Intermediates: The Missing Link in a Chain of Hybrid Perovskites Crystallization
Chemistry of Materials, 2020, 32, 18, pp. 7739-7745
DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.0c02156


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New Acidic Precursor and Acetone-Based Solvent for Fast Perovskite Processing via Proton-Exchange Reaction with Methylamine
Molecules, 2020, 25, 8, p.1856
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From metallic lead films to perovskite solar cells through lead conversion with polyhalides solutions
ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2020, in press
DOI: 10.1021/acsami.0c02492


From metallic lead films to perovskite solar cells through lead conversion with polyhalides solutions

New features of photochemical decomposition of hybrid lead halide perovskites by laser irradiation
ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2020, 12, pp. 12755-12762
DOI: 10.1021/acsami.9b21689


New features of photochemical decomposition of hybrid lead halide perovskites by laser irradiation

Transferable Approach of Semi-Empirical Modeling of Disordered Mixed Halide Hybrid Perovskites CH3NH3Pb(I1-xBrx)3: Prediction of Thermodynamic Properties, Phase Stability and Deviations from Vegard’s Law
Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2019, 42, pp. 26036-26040
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.9b08995


Transferable Approach of Semi-Empirical Modeling of Disordered Mixed Halide Hybrid Perovskites CH3NH3Pb(I1-xBrx)3: Prediction of Thermodynamic Properties, Phase Stability and Deviations from Vegard’s Law

Methylammonium Polyiodides: Remarkable Phase Diversity of the Simplest and Low-melting Alkylammonium Polyiodide System
Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, 2019, 10, pp. 5776-5780
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.9b02360


Strategic advantages of reactive polyiodide melts for scalable perovskite photovoltaics

Strategic advantages of reactive polyiodide melts for scalable perovskite photovoltaics
Nature Nanotechnology, 2019, 14, pp. 57-63
DOI: 10.1038/s41565-018-0304-y


Strategic advantages of reactive polyiodide melts for scalable perovskite photovoltaics

Solution processing of methylammonium lead iodide perovskite from gamma-butyrolactone: crystallization mediated by solvation equilibrium
Chemistry of Materials, 2018, 30, pp. 5237–5244
DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.8b01906


Solution processing of methylammonium lead iodide perovskite from gamma-butyrolactone: crystallization mediated by solvation equilibrium

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Light-induced reactivity of gold and hybrid perovskite as a new possible degradation mechanism in perovskite solar cells
Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2018, 6, pp.1780-1786
DOI: 10.1039/C7TA10217H


Light-induced reactivity of gold and hybrid perovskite as a new possible degradation mechanism in perovskite solar cells

New formation strategy of hybrid perovskites via room temperature reactive polyiodide melts
Materials Horizons, 2017, 4, pp. 625-632
DOI: 10.1039/C7MH00201G


New formation strategy of hybrid perovskites via room temperature reactive polyiodide melts

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