The Role of Surface Tension in the Crystallization of Metal Halide Perovskites

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/625190
Title:
The Role of Surface Tension in the Crystallization of Metal Halide Perovskites
Authors:
Zhumekenov, Ayan A.; Burlakov, Victor M.; Saidaminov, Makhsud I. ( 0000-0002-3850-666X ) ; Alofi, Abdulilah; Haque, Md Azimul; Turedi, Bekir; Davaasuren, Bambar ( 0000-0002-0270-3426 ) ; Dursun, Ibrahim ( 0000-0002-4408-3392 ) ; Cho, Nam Chul; El-Zohry, Ahmed M.; de Bastiani, Michele; Giugni, Andrea; Torre, Bruno; Di Fabrizio, Enzo M. ( 0000-0001-5886-4678 ) ; Mohammed, Omar F. ( 0000-0001-8500-1130 ) ; Rothenberger, Alexander; Wu, Tao ( 0000-0003-0845-4827 ) ; Goriely, Alain; Bakr, Osman M. ( 0000-0002-3428-1002 )
Abstract:
The exciting intrinsic properties discovered in single crystals of metal halide perovskites still await their translation into optoelectronic devices. The poor understanding and control of the crystallization process of these materials are current bottlenecks retarding the shift towards single crystal-based optoelectronics. Here we theoretically and experimentally elucidate the role of surface tension in the rapid synthesis of perovskite single crystals by inverse temperature crystallization (ITC). Understanding the nucleation and growth mechanisms enabled us to exploit surface tension to direct the growth of monocrystalline films of perovskites (AMX3, where A = CH3NH3+ or MA; M = Pb2+, Sn2+; X = Br-, I-) on the solution surface. We achieve up to 1 cm2-sized monocrystalline films with thickness on the order of the charge carrier diffusion length (~5-10 µm). Our work paves the way to control the crystallization process of perovskites, including thin film deposition, which is essential to advance the performance benchmarks of perovskite optoelectronics.
KAUST Department:
Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Division
Citation:
Zhumekenov AA, Burlakov VM, Saidaminov M, Alofi A, Haque MA, et al. (2017) The Role of Surface Tension in the Crystallization of Metal Halide Perovskites. ACS Energy Letters. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsenergylett.7b00468.
Publisher:
American Chemical Society (ACS)
Journal:
ACS Energy Letters
Issue Date:
6-Jul-2017
DOI:
10.1021/acsenergylett.7b00468
Type:
Article
ISSN:
2380-8195; 2380-8195
Sponsors:
The authors thank Dr. Murali Banavoth for assistance with Scanning Electron Microscopy, Dr. Xiaohe Miao for assistance with high-resolution X-ray diffraction and Bo Tang for many fruitful discussions. The research reported in this publication was supported by funding from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST).
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http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acsenergylett.7b00468
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dc.contributor.authorZhumekenov, Ayan A.en
dc.contributor.authorBurlakov, Victor M.en
dc.contributor.authorSaidaminov, Makhsud I.en
dc.contributor.authorAlofi, Abdulilahen
dc.contributor.authorHaque, Md Azimulen
dc.contributor.authorTuredi, Bekiren
dc.contributor.authorDavaasuren, Bambaren
dc.contributor.authorDursun, Ibrahimen
dc.contributor.authorCho, Nam Chulen
dc.contributor.authorEl-Zohry, Ahmed M.en
dc.contributor.authorde Bastiani, Micheleen
dc.contributor.authorGiugni, Andreaen
dc.contributor.authorTorre, Brunoen
dc.contributor.authorDi Fabrizio, Enzo M.en
dc.contributor.authorMohammed, Omar F.en
dc.contributor.authorRothenberger, Alexanderen
dc.contributor.authorWu, Taoen
dc.contributor.authorGoriely, Alainen
dc.contributor.authorBakr, Osman M.en
dc.date.accessioned2017-07-12T07:20:55Z-
dc.date.available2017-07-12T07:20:55Z-
dc.date.issued2017-07-06en
dc.identifier.citationZhumekenov AA, Burlakov VM, Saidaminov M, Alofi A, Haque MA, et al. (2017) The Role of Surface Tension in the Crystallization of Metal Halide Perovskites. ACS Energy Letters. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsenergylett.7b00468.en
dc.identifier.issn2380-8195en
dc.identifier.issn2380-8195en
dc.identifier.doi10.1021/acsenergylett.7b00468en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/625190-
dc.description.abstractThe exciting intrinsic properties discovered in single crystals of metal halide perovskites still await their translation into optoelectronic devices. The poor understanding and control of the crystallization process of these materials are current bottlenecks retarding the shift towards single crystal-based optoelectronics. Here we theoretically and experimentally elucidate the role of surface tension in the rapid synthesis of perovskite single crystals by inverse temperature crystallization (ITC). Understanding the nucleation and growth mechanisms enabled us to exploit surface tension to direct the growth of monocrystalline films of perovskites (AMX3, where A = CH3NH3+ or MA; M = Pb2+, Sn2+; X = Br-, I-) on the solution surface. We achieve up to 1 cm2-sized monocrystalline films with thickness on the order of the charge carrier diffusion length (~5-10 µm). Our work paves the way to control the crystallization process of perovskites, including thin film deposition, which is essential to advance the performance benchmarks of perovskite optoelectronics.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThe authors thank Dr. Murali Banavoth for assistance with Scanning Electron Microscopy, Dr. Xiaohe Miao for assistance with high-resolution X-ray diffraction and Bo Tang for many fruitful discussions. The research reported in this publication was supported by funding from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST).en
dc.publisherAmerican Chemical Society (ACS)en
dc.relation.urlhttp://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acsenergylett.7b00468en
dc.rightsThis document is the Accepted Manuscript version of a Published Work that appeared in final form in ACS Energy Letters, copyright © American Chemical Society after peer review and technical editing by the publisher. To access the final edited and published work see http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acsenergylett.7b00468.en
dc.titleThe Role of Surface Tension in the Crystallization of Metal Halide Perovskitesen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentPhysical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Divisionen
dc.identifier.journalACS Energy Lettersen
dc.eprint.versionPost-printen
dc.contributor.institutionMathematical Institute, University of Oxford, Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6GG, UKen
kaust.authorZhumekenov, Ayan A.en
kaust.authorSaidaminov, Makhsud I.en
kaust.authorAlofi, Abdulilahen
kaust.authorHaque, Md Azimulen
kaust.authorTuredi, Bekiren
kaust.authorDavaasuren, Bambaren
kaust.authorDursun, Ibrahimen
kaust.authorCho, Nam Chulen
kaust.authorEl-Zohry, Ahmed M.en
kaust.authorde Bastiani, Micheleen
kaust.authorGiugni, Andreaen
kaust.authorTorre, Brunoen
kaust.authorDi Fabrizio, Enzo M.en
kaust.authorMohammed, Omar F.en
kaust.authorRothenberger, Alexanderen
kaust.authorWu, Taoen
kaust.authorBakr, Osman M.en
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