Structure-controlled optical thermoresponse in Ruddlesden-Popper layered perovskites

D. Cortecchia, S. Neutzner, Jun Yin, T. Salim, A. R. Srimath Kandada, A. Bruno, Y. M. Lam, J. Martí-Rujas, A. Petrozza, C. Soci

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Ruddlesden-Popper perovskites are highly attractive for light-emitting and photonic applications. In these exceptionally deformable frameworks, structural properties strongly impact on the energetic landscape of the material; thus, it is crucial to establish a correlation between the structure and optoelectronic characteristics. Here, we study the structural transformations induced by phase transitions in the butylammonium-based series (BA)(MA)[PbI] (n = 1 and n = 2). We show how thermally driven lattice contraction and changes in crystal packing affect their characteristic absorption and photoluminescence. These findings provide new insights for functional perovskites’ rational design, highlighting the possibility to tune the structural properties through external stimuli to control their functionalities on-demand.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)114207
JournalAPL Materials
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 26 2018

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KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-10-01
Acknowledgements: This work was supported by the Ministry of Education (Ref. Nos. MOE2016-T1-1-164 and MOE2011-T3-1-005) and the National Research Foundation (Ref. No. NRF-CRP14-2014-03) of Singapore. We thank the financial support from the EU Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under Grant Agreement N. 643238 (SYNCHRONICS). We also acknowledge the CARIPLO Foundation (IPER-LUCE No. 2015-0080) for funding. Computational work was supported by Supercomputing Laboratory at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology.


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