Strong quantum confinement in Mn-doped semiconductor nanocrystals enhances dopant-carrier exchange interactions. Here, we report the synthesis and optical properties of strongly quantum confined, quasi two-dimensional, Mn-doped CsPbCl3 nanoplatelets. A room-temperature synthesis was employed to prepare the platelets with thickness 2.2 nm (4 monolayers), which is significantly smaller than the Bohr excitonic diameter of CsPbCl3 (5 nm). Efficient transfer of excitonic energy from the host to the Mn2+ dopant ions leads to a spin-forbidden 4T1-6A1 Mn d-electron emission with the highest quantum yield of ∼20% and exhibits a long lifetime of 1.6 ms. Subsequent anion exchange reactions at room temperature lead to the formation of Mn-doped CsPbBr3 nanoplatelets, with weak Mn emission. These newly developed Mn-doped cesium lead halide nanoplatelets are suitable candidates for exploring the effects of quantum confinement on dopant-carrier exchange interaction and exhibiting interesting magneto-optic properties.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Chemistry (miscellaneous)
- Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
- Fuel Technology
- Energy Engineering and Power Technology
- Materials Chemistry