Chemistry and physics collaboration sheds new light on perovskites

FigureA collaboration between researchers in the Departments of Chemistry, and Physics and Astronomy at the University of Sheffield, and the Department of Physics and Astronomy in Southampton, has led to a new paper in the Royal Soceity of Chemistry's Journal of Materials Chemistry A.

The paper, 'Low-dimensional emissive states in non-stoichiometric methylammonium lead halide perovskites', offers insights from Dr Natalia Martsinovich’s group here in Chemistry, who used density functional theory calculations calculations of perovskite structures to help interpret experimental results obtained by her colleagues in Physics, led by Professor David Lidzey.

Some of the work was carried out by co-author Courtney Thompson, a former MChem Chemistry who worked with Natalia and is now a PhD student working with Professpr Tony Ryan.