Highly Emissive Green Perovskite Nanocrystals in a Solid State Crystalline Matrix

Li Na Quan, Rafael Quintero-Bermudez, Oleksandr Voznyy, Grant Walters, Ankit Jain, James Zhangming Fan, Xueli Zheng, Zhenyu Yang, Edward H. Sargent*

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Perovskite nanocrystals (NCs) have attracted attention due to their high photoluminescence quantum yield (PLQY) in solution; however, maintaining high emission efficiency in the solid state remains a challenge. This study presents a solution-phase synthesis of efficient green-emitting perovskite NCs (CsPbBr3) embedded in robust and air-stable rhombic prism hexabromide (Cs4PbBr6) microcrystals, reaching a PLQY of 90%. Theoretical modeling and experimental characterization suggest that lattice matching between the NCs and the matrix contribute to improved passivation, while spatial confinement enhances the radiative rate of the NCs. In addition, dispersing the NCs in a matrix prevents agglomeration, which explains their high PLQY.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number1605945
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number21
StatePublished - Jun 6 2017


  • cesium–lead halide perovskites
  • endotaxy
  • inorganic halide perovskites
  • nanocrystals

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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