6 April 2018 Emissive edge state in CH3NH3PbBr3 films probed by fluorescence lifetime imaging technique
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Organometallic hybrid perovskites have attracted intense attentions recently, as a new family of solution processable semiconductors for photoenergy conversion and light emission purposes. Specifically, CH3NH3PbBr3 is one type of emissive perovskites, but its quantum efficiency largely depends on the preparation procedure. Here, we use the fluorescence lifetime imaging (FLIM) technique to investigate the relation between microscopic structures and photoluminescence (PL) in CH3NH3PbBr3 polycrystalline films. By dripping poor solvents (chlorobenzene or chloroform) to accelerate the crystallization during the film preparation, we could decrease the crystal domain size from 10  μm down to 500 nm, and the corresponding PL intensity increases significantly. From the FLIM characterization of these films, we find that the PL emission is mostly from the edge of crystal domains. The PL dynamics indicates that the radiative decay of edge state is much more efficient than that of the bulk state, and the bulk state of photoexcitation undergoes an energy transfer to the edge state. This finding explains the origin of enhanced PL from CH3NH3PbBr3 films when treated with poor solvents and provides useful information for further improvement on the PL efficiency of hybrid perovskite materials.
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Min Wang, Chuan-Xiang Sheng, Chuang Zhang, Jiannian Yao, "Emissive edge state in CH3NH3PbBr3 films probed by fluorescence lifetime imaging technique," Journal of Photonics for Energy 8(3), 032205 (6 April 2018). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.JPE.8.032205 . Submission: Received: 3 January 2018; Accepted: 21 March 2018
Received: 3 January 2018; Accepted: 21 March 2018; Published: 6 April 2018

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