SBO Grant for Sara Bals
The Strategic Basic Research (SBO) programme focuses on innovative research which, if scientifically successful, will create prospects for economic or societal applications (e.g., a new generation of products, processes and/or services).
Title of the Grant received:
PROCEED – Hybrid Perovskites as a material platform for conversion, emission and detection of light
imec, UGent, UHasselt, KULeuven, Uantwerpen
PROCEED aims to develop new hybrid perovskite materials for next-generation light detectors, emitters and harvesters. Beyond photovoltaics, hybrid perovskites are materials with high potential for highly relevant applications such as X-ray detectors and lasers. To make this potential effective, the chemical and structural flexibility of hybrid perovskites will be exploited to bring the material architecture to a next level of complexity, with the introduction of extra functionalities by means of variation of composition, doping and ligand chemistry strategy. Implementation of novel hybrid perovskites of different composition and dimensionality (2D, 3D), structures (nanoplatelets, thin films, thick layers including nanocrystals), controlled morphology (crystallinity, uniformity), and their further integration in advanced device structures, will enable order-of-magnitude of improvement of the material stability together with a strong increase of the first figure-of-merit for each selected application (sensitivity for X-ray detectors, modal gain for laser, and power conversion efficiency for solar cells), and with lower or similar production costs.