I am a PhD student from the Molecular Analytical Science CDT at the University of Warwick. I am co-supervised by Dr Nicholas Bristowe of the University of Kent. My project involves studying the dynamics of molecular ions in hybrid perovskites via a combination of experimental methods and molecular dynamics simulations.
Hybrid perovskites are a class of material being studied as potential cheap, high efficiency solar cells. They differ from normal perovskites in that their “A” site is an organic cation (most commonly CH¬3NH3+, methylammonium). An understanding of how the dynamics of these ions effect the desirable properties of the material as a photovoltaic, such as charge carrier statistics, will help the development of future materials.