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Title: Laser Direct Write Synthesis of Lead Halide Perovskites

Abstract

Lead halide perovskites are increasingly considered for applications beyond photovoltaics, for example, light emission and detection, where an ability to pattern and prototype microscale geometries can facilitate the incorporation of this class of materials into devices. In this study, we demonstrate laser direct write of lead halide perovskites, a remarkably simple procedure that takes advantage of the inverse dependence between perovskite solubility and temperature by using a laser to induce localized heating of an absorbing substrate. We also demonstrate arbitrary pattern formation of crystalline CH 3NH 3PbBr 3 on a range of substrates and fabricate and characterize a microscale photodetector using this approach. This direct write methodology provides a path forward for the prototyping and production of perovskite-based devices.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [4];  [1];  [5];  [1];  [6];  [7]
  1. Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
  2. Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States). Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies
  3. Univ. of Connecticut, Storrs, CT (United States). Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering
  4. Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States). Advanced Materials Lab.
  5. Univ. of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM (United States). Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  6. Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States). Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies; Univ. of Connecticut, Storrs, CT (United States). Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering
  7. Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States). Advanced Materials Lab.; Univ. of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM (United States). Dept. of Chemical and Biological Engineering
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22); USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
OSTI Identifier:
1332912
Report Number(s):
SAND2016-10725J
Journal ID: ISSN 1948-7185; 648559
Grant/Contract Number:
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 7; Journal Issue: 19; Journal ID: ISSN 1948-7185
Publisher:
American Chemical Society
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

Citation Formats

Chou, Stanley S., Swartzentruber, Brian S., Janish, Matthew T., Meyer, Kristin C., Biedermann, Laura B., Okur, Serdal, Burckel, D. Bruce, Carter, C. Barry, and Kaehr, Bryan. Laser Direct Write Synthesis of Lead Halide Perovskites. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.1021/acs.jpclett.6b01557.
Chou, Stanley S., Swartzentruber, Brian S., Janish, Matthew T., Meyer, Kristin C., Biedermann, Laura B., Okur, Serdal, Burckel, D. Bruce, Carter, C. Barry, & Kaehr, Bryan. Laser Direct Write Synthesis of Lead Halide Perovskites. United States. doi:10.1021/acs.jpclett.6b01557.
Chou, Stanley S., Swartzentruber, Brian S., Janish, Matthew T., Meyer, Kristin C., Biedermann, Laura B., Okur, Serdal, Burckel, D. Bruce, Carter, C. Barry, and Kaehr, Bryan. 2016. "Laser Direct Write Synthesis of Lead Halide Perovskites". United States. doi:10.1021/acs.jpclett.6b01557. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1332912.
@article{osti_1332912,
title = {Laser Direct Write Synthesis of Lead Halide Perovskites},
author = {Chou, Stanley S. and Swartzentruber, Brian S. and Janish, Matthew T. and Meyer, Kristin C. and Biedermann, Laura B. and Okur, Serdal and Burckel, D. Bruce and Carter, C. Barry and Kaehr, Bryan},
abstractNote = {Lead halide perovskites are increasingly considered for applications beyond photovoltaics, for example, light emission and detection, where an ability to pattern and prototype microscale geometries can facilitate the incorporation of this class of materials into devices. In this study, we demonstrate laser direct write of lead halide perovskites, a remarkably simple procedure that takes advantage of the inverse dependence between perovskite solubility and temperature by using a laser to induce localized heating of an absorbing substrate. We also demonstrate arbitrary pattern formation of crystalline CH3NH3PbBr3 on a range of substrates and fabricate and characterize a microscale photodetector using this approach. This direct write methodology provides a path forward for the prototyping and production of perovskite-based devices.},
doi = {10.1021/acs.jpclett.6b01557},
journal = {Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters},
number = 19,
volume = 7,
place = {United States},
year = 2016,
month = 9
}

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