HOMING Project No. POIR.04.04.00-00-5EE7/18-00

Organic-Inorganic Halide Perovskites: Synthesis, structural features, optical properties and photovoltaic applications

Project leader: Dr. Daniel Prochowicz

Project duration: November 2018 – October 2020

Project value: PLN 798 774

This project is realized within HOMING programme of the Foundation for Polish Science co-financed by the European Union under the European Regional Development Fund (POIR.04.04.00-00-5EE7/18-00).



Project description

The initiatives of the project encompass the current challenges across the fields of perovskite solar cells such as improvement of a poor long-term stability and the replacement of toxic Pb in metal halide perovskites. To realize the aims the development of new perovskite materials by compositional engineering will be applied. In particular, the project involves a solvent-free synthetic procedure based on grinding in solid state, which can provide faster, cleaner and less expensive alternative to the solution-based method. Importantly, this emerging methodology gives an evident possibility for a more in-depth understanding of mechanochemical processes in solid state. The project involves also the determination of structural and optical properties of perovskite thin films as well as enhancing their stability in complex conditions of temperature and humidity. The emphasis should be put on the comprehensive analysis of prepared perovskite nanomaterials by means of solid-state NMR studies, which will shed new light into studies on dynamics and atomic level phase compositions and moreover improve the understanding of interfaces in perovskite solar cells. Finally, these materials will be utilized and thoroughly investigated as light-absorbing materials to fabricate solution-processed solid-state photovoltaic devices.


Marcin Saski, PhD Student

International Partners

  1. Prof. Michael Graetzel, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
  2. Prof. Lyndon Emsley/Dr Dominik Kubicki, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
  3. Dr Pankaj Yadav, Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, India
  4. Dr Mahdi M. Tavakoli, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
  5. Dr Michael Saliba, Adolphe Merkle Institute, Switzerland


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Currently, there is no open recruitment.