Single-Particle Spectroscopy as a Versatile Tool to Explore Lower-Dimensional Structures of Inorganic Perovskites
Slinker, Jason D.
Mohammed, Omar F.
Malko, Anton V.
KAUST DepartmentChemical Science Program
Physical Science and Engineering (PSE) Division
Material Science and Engineering Program
KAUST Catalysis Center (KCC)
KAUST Solar Center (KSC)
Embargo End Date2022-09-27
Permanent link to this recordhttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/672023
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AbstractThe remarkable defect-tolerant nature of inorganic cesium halide perovskites, leading to near unity photoluminescence (PL) quantum yield and narrow emission line width across the entire visible spectrum, has provided a tantalizing platform for the development of a plethora of light-emitting applications. Recently, lower-dimensional (2D, 1D, and 0D) perovskites have attracted further attention due to their enhanced thermal, photo, and chemical stability as compared to their three-dimensional (3D) analogues. The combination of external size quantization and internal octahedral organization provides a unique opportunity to study and harness “multi-dimensional” electronic properties engineered on both atomic scale and nanoscale. However, crucial research to understand the elementary charge carrier dynamics in lower-dimensional perovskites lags far behind the enormous effort to incorporate them into optoelectronic devices. In this Perspective, we provide a review of recent developments that focus on studies of the dynamics of excitonic complexes in Cs-based perovskite nanocrystals using single-particle time-resolved PL spectroscopy and photon correlation measurements. Single-photon statistical studies not only offer an unprecedented level of detail to directly assess various recombination pathways, but also provide insights into specifics of the charge carriers' localization. We discuss the underlying physicochemical processes that govern PL emission and draw attention to a number of attributes within this class of the materials, especially lower-dimensional perovskites, that may indicate the common origin of the PL emission as well as provide a route map for the vast unexplored territories where single-particle spectroscopy can be a powerful tool to unravel crucial information.
CitationBose, R., Zhou, X., Guo, T., Yang, H., Yin, J., Mishra, A., … Malko, A. V. (2021). Single-Particle Spectroscopy as a Versatile Tool to Explore Lower-Dimensional Structures of Inorganic Perovskites. ACS Energy Letters, 3695–3708. doi:10.1021/acsenergylett.1c01604
SponsorsWe thank Luis Gutierrez Arzaluz from KAUST for help with TOC graphic.
The work at UT Dallas was supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Basic Energy Sciences, Division of Materials Sciences and Engineering under Award No. DE-SC0010697.
PublisherAmerican Chemical Society (ACS)
JournalACS Energy Letters