A Queen Mary Team, led by Dr Lei Su, Reader in Photonics at the School of Engineering and Materials Science, has been awarded a highly competitive £1m EPSRC Adventurous Manufacturing Grant that supports high-risk and adventurous ideas.
In this project, the Queen Mary team will develop scalable manufacturing technologies for single-crystal perovskite optical and electronic devices. This project is a follow-on from the EPSRC Adventurous Manufacturing feasibility study, in which Dr Su invented a fabrication process to grow single-crystal perovskite devices beyond the current aspect-ratio limit.
Single-crystal perovskites possess exceptional optoelectronic properties and stability and are very promising for making future optical and electronic devices. However, the scalable manufacturing of single-crystal perovskite is currently facing significant challenges. Unlike polycrystalline perovskites, scalable fabrication of single-crystal perovskite optical and electronic devices is extremely difficult.
In this project, Dr Su and the team will address these challenges by developing scalable manufacturing technologies for single-crystal perovskite optical and electronic devices and exploring their applications. The outcome of this project is expected to pave the way for scalable manufacturing of single-crystal perovskite optical and electronic devices and is expected to transform the single-crystal optical and electronic device fabrication. This will strengthen the UK's leading position in this field.
"I'm thrilled to have received this EPSRC grant and am excited about the discoveries to be made in this project," commented Dr. Lei Su.
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