High-quality bulk hybrid perovskite single crystals within minutes by inverse temperature crystallization

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/559595
Title:
High-quality bulk hybrid perovskite single crystals within minutes by inverse temperature crystallization
Authors:
Saidaminov, Makhsud I. ( 0000-0002-3850-666X ) ; Abdelhady, Ahmed L.; Banavoth, Murali ( 0000-0002-7806-2274 ) ; Alarousu, Erkki; Burlakov, Victor M.; Peng, Wei ( 0000-0002-7168-9795 ) ; Dursun, Ibrahim ( 0000-0002-4408-3392 ) ; Wang, Lingfei; He, Yao; Maculan, Giacomo; Goriely, Alain ( 0000-0002-6436-8483 ) ; Wu, Tao ( 0000-0003-0845-4827 ) ; Mohammed, Omar F. ( 0000-0001-8500-1130 ) ; Bakr, Osman M. ( 0000-0002-3428-1002 )
Abstract:
Single crystals of methylammonium lead trihalide perovskites (MAPbX3; MA=CH3NH3+, X=Br− or I−) have shown remarkably low trap density and charge transport properties; however, growth of such high-quality semiconductors is a time-consuming process. Here we present a rapid crystal growth process to obtain MAPbX3 single crystals, an order of magnitude faster than previous reports. The process is based on our observation of the substantial decrease of MAPbX3 solubility, in certain solvents, at elevated temperatures. The crystals can be both size- and shape-controlled by manipulating the different crystallization parameters. Despite the rapidity of the method, the grown crystals exhibit transport properties and trap densities comparable to the highest quality MAPbX3 reported to date. The phenomenon of inverse or retrograde solubility and its correlated inverse temperature crystallization strategy present a major step forward for advancing the field on perovskite crystallization.
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Citation:
High-quality bulk hybrid perovskite single crystals within minutes by inverse temperature crystallization 2015, 6:7586 Nature Communications
Publisher:
Nature Publishing Group
Journal:
Nature Communications
Issue Date:
6-Jul-2015
DOI:
10.1038/ncomms8586
Type:
Article
ISSN:
2041-1723
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http://www.nature.com/doifinder/10.1038/ncomms8586
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Articles; Advanced Nanofabrication, Imaging and Characterization Core Lab; Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Division; Materials Science and Engineering Program; Solar and Photovoltaic Engineering Research Center (SPERC)

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dc.contributor.authorSaidaminov, Makhsud I.en
dc.contributor.authorAbdelhady, Ahmed L.en
dc.contributor.authorBanavoth, Muralien
dc.contributor.authorAlarousu, Erkkien
dc.contributor.authorBurlakov, Victor M.en
dc.contributor.authorPeng, Weien
dc.contributor.authorDursun, Ibrahimen
dc.contributor.authorWang, Lingfeien
dc.contributor.authorHe, Yaoen
dc.contributor.authorMaculan, Giacomoen
dc.contributor.authorGoriely, Alainen
dc.contributor.authorWu, Taoen
dc.contributor.authorMohammed, Omar F.en
dc.contributor.authorBakr, Osman M.en
dc.date.accessioned2015-07-12T09:05:47Zen
dc.date.available2015-07-12T09:05:47Zen
dc.date.issued2015-07-06en
dc.identifier.citationHigh-quality bulk hybrid perovskite single crystals within minutes by inverse temperature crystallization 2015, 6:7586 Nature Communicationsen
dc.identifier.issn2041-1723en
dc.identifier.doi10.1038/ncomms8586en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/559595en
dc.description.abstractSingle crystals of methylammonium lead trihalide perovskites (MAPbX3; MA=CH3NH3+, X=Br− or I−) have shown remarkably low trap density and charge transport properties; however, growth of such high-quality semiconductors is a time-consuming process. Here we present a rapid crystal growth process to obtain MAPbX3 single crystals, an order of magnitude faster than previous reports. The process is based on our observation of the substantial decrease of MAPbX3 solubility, in certain solvents, at elevated temperatures. The crystals can be both size- and shape-controlled by manipulating the different crystallization parameters. Despite the rapidity of the method, the grown crystals exhibit transport properties and trap densities comparable to the highest quality MAPbX3 reported to date. The phenomenon of inverse or retrograde solubility and its correlated inverse temperature crystallization strategy present a major step forward for advancing the field on perovskite crystallization.en
dc.publisherNature Publishing Groupen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.nature.com/doifinder/10.1038/ncomms8586en
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dc.titleHigh-quality bulk hybrid perovskite single crystals within minutes by inverse temperature crystallizationen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentPhysical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Divisionen
dc.contributor.departmentSolar and Photovoltaic Engineering Research Center (SPERC)en
dc.contributor.departmentMaterials Science and Engineering Programen
dc.contributor.departmentImaging and Characterization Core Laben
dc.identifier.journalNature Communicationsen
dc.eprint.versionPublisher's Version/PDFen
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Mansoura University, Mansoura 35516, Egypten
dc.contributor.institutionMathematical Institute, University of Oxford, Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6GG, UKen
kaust.authorAbdelhady, Ahmed L.en
kaust.authorAlarousu, Erkkien
kaust.authorWu, Taoen
kaust.authorMohammed, Omar F.en
kaust.authorBakr, Osman M.en
kaust.authorSaidaminov, Makhsud I.en
kaust.authorBanavoth, Muralien
kaust.authorPeng, Weien
kaust.authorDursun, Ibrahimen
kaust.authorWang, Lingfeien
kaust.authorHe, Yaoen
kaust.authorMacUlan, Giacomoen
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