(Peer-Reviewed) Perovskite-transition metal dichalcogenides heterostructures: recent advances and future perspectives
Ahmed Elbanna ¹ ², Ksenia Chaykun ³, Yulia Lekina ² ⁴, Yuanda Liu ¹, Benny Febriansyah ⁶, Shuzhou Li ⁵, Jisheng Pan ¹, Ze Xiang Shen 申泽骧 ² ³ ⁴, Jinghua Teng 滕京华 ¹
¹ Institute of Materials Research and Engineering, Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), 2 Fusionopolis Way, Singapore 138634, Singapore
² Division of Physics and Applied Physics, School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Nanyang Technological University, 50 Nanyang Avenue, Singapore 637371, Singapore
³ Interdisciplinary Graduate Program, Energy Research Institute@NTU, Nanyang Technological University, 50 Nanyang Avenue, Singapore 639798, Singapore
⁴ The Photonics Institute and Center for Disruptive Photonic Technologies, Nanyang Technological University, 50 Nanyang Avenue, Singapore 639798 Singapore
⁵ School of Materials Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, 50 Nanyang Avenue, Singapore 639798, Singapore
⁶ Berkeley Educational Alliance for Research in Singapore (BEARS), Ltd., 1 CREATE Way, Singapore 138602, Singapore
Transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs) and perovskites are among the most attractive and widely investigated semiconductors in the recent decade. They are promising materials for various applications, such as photodetection, solar energy harvesting, light emission, and many others. Combining these materials to form heterostructures can enrich the already fascinating properties and bring up new phenomena and opportunities.
Work in this field is growing rapidly in both fundamental studies and device applications. Here, we review the recent findings in the perovskite-TMD heterostructures and give our perspectives on the future development of this promising field. The fundamental properties of the perovskites, TMDs, and their heterostructures are discussed first, followed by a summary of the synthesis methods of the perovskites and TMDs and the approaches to obtain high-quality interfaces.
Particular attention is paid to the TMD-perovskite heterostructures that have been applied in solar cells and photodetectors with notable performance improvement. Finally through our analysis, we propose an outline on further fundamental studies and the promising applications of perovskite-TMD heterostructures.