Letian, Andrew, and Yi’s work on 2D hybrid perovskites is published on Science.
Bulk crystals and thick films of inorganic-organic perovskite materials such as CH3NH3PbI3 have shown promise as active material for solar cells. Dou et al. show that thin films—a single unit cell or a few unit cells thick—of a related composition, (C4H9NH3)2PbBr4, form squares with edges several micrometers long. These materials exhibit strong and tunable blue photoluminescence.
This work is highlighted by Nature Nanotechnology, LBNL News, etc.