Two new Clancy group papers on Lead Halide Perovskite Complexation in Solution

Electron density of a lead halide perovskite cluster in solution.

Electron density of a lead halide
perovskite cluster in solution.

We’ve just published two new papers that offer a novel approach to predict the effectiveness of solubility of lead halide perovskites precursor complexes in solution. The theory behind using the Mayer Bond Order as a metric for predicting the effectiveness of the choice of cations, halides, additives and solvents was just published in Chemistry of Materials. Validating experiments were provided by our Princeton collaborations from Prof. Lynn Loo’s group.

Proof of the practical usefulness of using this metric was shown regarding the promise of THTO as a HOIP additive in a paper published in J. Mater. Chem. A. Check out our inside front cover image!

Artistic rendition of lead halide perovskites nucleating and growing from solution.

Artistic rendition of lead
halide perovskites nucleating and growing
from solution.

 

 

Former graduate student, Dr. James Stevenson was first author on the Chem. Mater. Paper. Current student, Blaire Sorenson, was the computational lead on the J. Mater. Chem. A paper, which also credited the work of Blaire’s wonderful undergraduate protégée, Angela Harper from Wake Forest University. This work was led by our wonderful U. Va. experimental collaborators in Joshua Choi’s lab.

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