The University of Rome Tor Vergata and the open-access publisher MDPI are organizing a special issue on "Large Area Solar Cells, LEDs and Photodetectors Based on Organometal Halide Perovskite" for the journal Micromachines (ISSN 2072-666X), in the section "DMaterials and Processing". The topic is tightly bonded to the targets of ESPResSo and provides an additional open-access platform for publishing papers focused on the large area manufacturing of new technologies based on perovskite thin films. The call for papers (http://mdpi.com/si/44983) is open till the 31st of October:

Organometal halide perovskites have attracted widespread interest in the research community thanks to their tunable optoelectronic properties. These semiconductors have found applications in solar cells, light-emitting diodes, and light detectors for visible light, as well as x-rays. In this Special Issue, we aim to collect experimental and review papers on the scaling up of the fabrication and on the large area characterization of perovskite-based devices. Particular focus will be given to the industrialization of the deposition of the perovskite layer itself, from ink formulation to fabrication via industrially viable techniques such as slot die, spray coating, ink-jet printing, blade coating, and thermal evaporation. Other relevant topics are the characterization and mapping of large-area samples that can be instrumental for inline metering during production and the patterning of the perovskite layer via laser patterning, digital printing, lithography or through novel methods. We welcome all papers that provide advancements towards the industrialization and automation of the production of perovskite-based devices by developing new deposition processes or new ink formulation that are industrially compatible.

Dr. Francesco Di Giacomo

Guest editor