Pyridine-induced Dimensionality Change in Hybrid Perovskite Nanocrystals
AuthorsAhmed, Ghada H.
Saidaminov, Makhsud I.
Hedhili, Mohamed N.
Mohammed, Omar F.
KAUST DepartmentPhysical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Division
Imaging and Characterization Core Lab
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AbstractEngineering the surface energy through careful manipulation of the surface chemistry is a convenient approach to control quantum confinement and structure dimensionality during nanocrystal growth. Here, we demonstrate that the introduction of pyridine during the synthesis of methylammonium lead bromide (MAPbBr) perovskite nanocrystals can transform three-dimensional (3D) cubes into two-dimensional (2D) nanostructures. Density functional theory (DFT) calculations show that pyridine preferentially binds to Pb atoms terminating the surface, driving the selective 2D growth of the nanostructures. These 2D nanostructures exhibit strong quantum confinement effects, high photoluminescence quantum yields in the visible spectral range, and efficient charge transfer to molecular acceptors. These qualities indicate the suitability of the synthesized 2D nanostructures for a wide range of optoelectronic applications.
CitationAhmed GH, Yin J, Bose R, Sinatra L, Alarousu E, et al. (2017) Pyridine-Induced Dimensionality Change in Hybrid Perovskite Nanocrystals. Chemistry of Materials 29: 4393–4400. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.chemmater.7b00872.
SponsorsThis work was supported by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). We acknowledge Manas R. Parida and Smritakshi P. Sarmah for their help with the photoluminescence lifetime measurements.
PublisherAmerican Chemical Society (ACS)
JournalChemistry of Materials