Laser-Assisted Synthesis of Ag 2 S-Quantum-Dot-in-Perovskite Matrix and Its Application in Broadband Photodetectors

Chen Zhao, Cailing Chen, Ran Wei, Yuting Zou, Wenchi Kong, Tao Huang, Zhi Yu, Jianjun Yang, Feng Li, Yu Han, Chunlei Guo, Weili Yu

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Halide perovskites are widely explored as efficient photoresponsive materials for optoelectronic devices. However, understanding and controlling their underlying optical and electrical properties remains limited. Here, a novel approach is developed by introducing silver sulfide (Ag2S) quantum dots (QDs) into an MAPbBr3 single crystal. The high-quality Ag2S-quantum-dot-in-perovskite (Ag2S-QDiP) matrixes synthesized through a laser-assisted inverse temperature crystallization (LA-ITC) strategy show broadband light-sensitive wavelength from 550 to over 1000 nm, and a balanced carriers mobility facilitates their transmission and collection. A Ag2S-QDiP-enabled photodetector is demonstrated, which exhibits considerably enhanced responsivity and detectivity of 1.17 A W−1 and 6.24 × 1014 Jones at 532 nm, and 57.69 mA W−1 and 1.03 × 1011 Jones at 1064 nm, respectively. The enhanced performance in the near-infrared (NIR) region can be attributed to the discrete heterojunction formed between MAPbBr3 and Ag2S QDs, which enhances the light absorption in the NIR range and facilitates photogenerated excitons’ separation at the interface. The facile synthesis process, the more balanced transport behavior, and the ensuing improved device performance highlight introducing QDs into perovskite single crystal as an efficient strategy for tuning fundamental properties of perovskite and for developing high-efficiency broadband electronic and optoelectronic devices.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2101535
JournalAdvanced Optical Materials
StatePublished - Oct 29 2021

Bibliographical note

KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2021-11-01
Acknowledgements: This work was supported by the National Key Research and Development Program of China (Program No. 2018YFB1107202), the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant Nos. NSFC 61774155, 91750205, and 61705227), and the K. C. Wong Education Foundation (Grant No. GJTD-2018-08).

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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