Halide perovskite nanocrystal arrays: Multiplexed synthesis and size-dependent emission

Jingshan S. Du, Donghoon Shin, Teodor K. Stanev, Chiara Musumeci, Zhuang Xie, Ziyin Huang, Minliang Lai, Lin Sun, Wenjie Zhou, Nathaniel P. Stern, Vinayak P. Dravid*, Chad A. Mirkin*

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Halide perovskites have exceptional optoelectronic properties, but a poor understanding of the relationship between crystal dimensions, composition, and properties limits their use in integrated devices. We report a new multiplexed cantilever-free scanning probe method for synthesizing compositionally diverse and size-controlled halide perovskite nanocrystals spanning square centimeter areas. Single-particle photoluminescence studies reveal multiple independent emission modes due to defect-defined band edges with relative intensities that depend on crystal size at a fixed composition. Smaller particles, but ones with dimensions that exceed the quantum confinement regime, exhibit blue-shifted emission due to reabsorption of higher-energy modes. Six different halide perovskites have been synthesized, including a layered Ruddlesden-Popper phase, and the method has been used to prepare functional solar cells based on single nanocrystals. The ability to pattern arrays of multicolor light-emitting nanocrystals opens avenues toward the development of optoelectronic devices, including optical displays.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbereabc4959
JournalScience Advances
Issue number39
StatePublished - Sep 2020

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