ABO3 and A1−xCxB1−yDy(O1−zEz)3: review of experimental optimisation of thin film perovskites by high-throughput evaporative physical vapour deposition
The development of functional perovskites for future technologies can be achieved though the combinatorial synthetic method of evaporative physical vapour deposition (HT-ePVD) which provides a direct low temperature route to anion stoichiometric materials. When combined with the ability to control and vary precisely the composition of thin film libraries of materials, high-throughput methods of screening and characterisation provides a rapid experimental determination of the structure/function relationship. This review of the use of HT-ePVD shows that controlled cationic substitutions in A and/or B sites can easily be explored, as can the effect of anionic substitution. This is exemplified in using this approach for a wide range of perovskite systems, where the tuning of the functional properties through cation substitution has application in a broad range of technologies.
- This article is part of the themed collection: Perovskites