Single-Particle Spectroscopy as a Versatile Tool to Explore Lower-Dimensional Structures of Inorganic Perovskites

Riya Bose, Xiaohe Zhou, Tianle Guo, Haoze Yang, Jun Yin, Aditya Mishra, Jason D. Slinker, Osman Bakr, Omar F. Mohammed, Anton V. Malko

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The remarkable defect-tolerant nature of inorganic cesium halide perovskites, leading to near unity photoluminescence (PL) quantum yield and narrow emission line width across the entire visible spectrum, has provided a tantalizing platform for the development of a plethora of light-emitting applications. Recently, lower-dimensional (2D, 1D, and 0D) perovskites have attracted further attention due to their enhanced thermal, photo, and chemical stability as compared to their three-dimensional (3D) analogues. The combination of external size quantization and internal octahedral organization provides a unique opportunity to study and harness “multi-dimensional” electronic properties engineered on both atomic scale and nanoscale. However, crucial research to understand the elementary charge carrier dynamics in lower-dimensional perovskites lags far behind the enormous effort to incorporate them into optoelectronic devices. In this Perspective, we provide a review of recent developments that focus on studies of the dynamics of excitonic complexes in Cs-based perovskite nanocrystals using single-particle time-resolved PL spectroscopy and photon correlation measurements. Single-photon statistical studies not only offer an unprecedented level of detail to directly assess various recombination pathways, but also provide insights into specifics of the charge carriers' localization. We discuss the underlying physicochemical processes that govern PL emission and draw attention to a number of attributes within this class of the materials, especially lower-dimensional perovskites, that may indicate the common origin of the PL emission as well as provide a route map for the vast unexplored territories where single-particle spectroscopy can be a powerful tool to unravel crucial information.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3695-3708
Number of pages14
JournalACS Energy Letters
StatePublished - Sep 27 2021


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