Maria Loi Spotlights Sn-Based Perovskites at IUPAC World Chemistry Congress
IUPAC World Chemistry Congress 2023 | Den Haag, Netherlands
The IUPAC WORLD CHEMISTRY CONGRESS 2023, held in The Hague in August, emerged as a pivotal gathering uniting chemists worldwide under the theme ‘Connecting Chemical Worlds.’ This dynamic conference not only featured enlightening plenary and keynote lectures but also provided a comprehensive platform for parallel sessions, working groups, and engaging poster presentations, fostering collaboration among junior and senior researchers.
Renowned researcher Maria A. Loi made a significant contribution to the congress by participating in The Smart and Energy Materials session. Her presentation, titled “Opportunity and challenges of Sn-based metal halide perovskites,” delved into the intricacies of designing, synthesizing, and characterizing materials with enhanced responses to external stimuli. The session explored applications spanning electrochemistry, electronics, optoelectronics, and electromechanics, covering areas like energy storage, hydrogen production, photovoltaics, energy harvesting, electrochromic applications, sensing, and actuating. Beyond materials synthesis, the session spotlighted computational and theoretical advancements for materials design, coupled with sophisticated characterization techniques. The overarching theme sought to tackle current challenges in understanding the impact of atomic structure, nano- and mesoscale architecture, surface properties, defect generation, (meta-)stability, and kinetics on desired material properties.