Solvent-antisolvent interactions in metal halide perovskites

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The fabrication of metal halide perovskite films using the solvent-engineering method is increasingly common. In this method, the crystallisation of the perovskite layer is triggered by the application of an antisolvent during the spin-coating of a perovskite precursor solution. Herein, we introduce the current state of understanding of the processes involved in the crystallisation of perovskite layers formed by solvent engineering, focusing in particular on the role of antisolvent properties and solvent-antisolvent interactions. By considering the impact of the Hansen solubility parameters, we propose guidelines for selecting the appropriate antisolvent and outline open questions and future research directions for the fabrication of perovskite films by this method.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10588-10603
Number of pages16
JournalChemical communications
Issue number71
Publication statusPublished - 14 Aug 2023

External IDs

PubMed 37578354
Mendeley 0258961c-eb3b-3df1-ba43-a651eebc19fb