Recent progress in the synthesis of hybrid halide perovskite single crystals
Hybrid halide perovskite based solar cells have demonstrated unprecedented progress in their efficiency, leading to efficiencies of up to 22.1%, in the past six years. Moreover, their intriguing properties of high dielectric constant, wide optical absorption range, low trap density, low non-radiative recombination and photoluminescence have attracted great research interest in the fields of optoelectronic applications and photovoltaics. This review briefly outlines the frontier of the research fields of perovskite materials, and summarizes the structure and growth of hybrid perovskite single crystals. Finally, the enormous challenges and the promising outlook of these active topics are highlighted.