Halide perovskites are currently of interest for a variety of optoelectronic applications. While, typical wet-chemical preparation techniques afford relatively rough polycrystalline layers, we have recently demonstrated that thermal imprint is a powerful post-deposition processing tool that affords extremely smooth perovskite thin-films with crystals that extend over tens of microns laterally.[1,2] A comparative study of optical, morphological and thermal properties (e.g. thermal conductivity) reveals some striking similarity of pressed MAPbX3 thin-films and their single crystalline analogues. More recently, we successfully used thermal imprint also for entirely inorganic halide perovskite materials, such as CsPbBr3. While as-deposited CsPbBr3 layers are typically discontinuous and rough with a large number of pinholes, thermal imprint at relatively low temperature and pressure (150°C, 100 bar) will be shown to turn them into dense, smooth and pinhole-free thin films, which show substantially enhanced luminescence quantum yield and in contrast to pristine CsPbBr3 layers even enable room-temperature amplified spontaneous emission (ASE). Perovskite thin films patterned by thermal nanoimprint with photonic resonator structures will be shown to afford hybrid and entirely inorganic distributed feedback lasers, with ultra-low lasing thresholds.[2,4]
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