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Title: Ultralow thermal conductivity in all-inorganic halide perovskites

Abstract

Controlling the flow of thermal energy is crucial to numerous applications ranging from microelectronic devices to energy storage and energy conversion devices. Here, we report ultralow lattice thermal conductivities of solution-synthesized, single-crystalline all-inorganic halide perovskite nanowires composed of CsPbI 3 (0.45 ± 0.05 W·m −1 ·K −1 ), CsPbBr 3 (0.42 ± 0.04 W·m −1 ·K −1 ), and CsSnI 3 (0.38 ± 0.04 W·m −1 ·K −1 ). We attribute this ultralow thermal conductivity to the cluster rattling mechanism, wherein strong optical–acoustic phonon scatterings are driven by a mixture of 0D/1D/2D collective motions. Remarkably, CsSnI 3 possesses a rare combination of ultralow thermal conductivity, high electrical conductivity (282 S·cm −1 ), and high hole mobility (394 cm 2 ·V −1 ·s −1 ). The unique thermal transport properties in all-inorganic halide perovskites hold promise for diverse applications such as phononic and thermoelectric devices. Furthermore, the insights obtained from this work suggest an opportunity to discover low thermal conductivity materials among unexplored inorganic crystals beyond caged and layered structures.

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Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES); USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22). Materials Sciences & Engineering Division
OSTI Identifier:
1373422
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1421807
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-05CH11231
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Published Article
Journal Name:
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America Journal Volume: 114 Journal Issue: 33; Journal ID: ISSN 0027-8424
Publisher:
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; halide perovskite; thermal conductivity; thermal transport; nanowire; thermoelectrics

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Lee, Woochul, Li, Huashan, Wong, Andrew B., Zhang, Dandan, Lai, Minliang, Yu, Yi, Kong, Qiao, Lin, Elbert, Urban, Jeffrey J., Grossman, Jeffrey C., and Yang, Peidong. Ultralow thermal conductivity in all-inorganic halide perovskites. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1073/pnas.1711744114.
Lee, Woochul, Li, Huashan, Wong, Andrew B., Zhang, Dandan, Lai, Minliang, Yu, Yi, Kong, Qiao, Lin, Elbert, Urban, Jeffrey J., Grossman, Jeffrey C., & Yang, Peidong. Ultralow thermal conductivity in all-inorganic halide perovskites. United States. doi:10.1073/pnas.1711744114.
Lee, Woochul, Li, Huashan, Wong, Andrew B., Zhang, Dandan, Lai, Minliang, Yu, Yi, Kong, Qiao, Lin, Elbert, Urban, Jeffrey J., Grossman, Jeffrey C., and Yang, Peidong. Mon . "Ultralow thermal conductivity in all-inorganic halide perovskites". United States. doi:10.1073/pnas.1711744114.
@article{osti_1373422,
title = {Ultralow thermal conductivity in all-inorganic halide perovskites},
author = {Lee, Woochul and Li, Huashan and Wong, Andrew B. and Zhang, Dandan and Lai, Minliang and Yu, Yi and Kong, Qiao and Lin, Elbert and Urban, Jeffrey J. and Grossman, Jeffrey C. and Yang, Peidong},
abstractNote = {Controlling the flow of thermal energy is crucial to numerous applications ranging from microelectronic devices to energy storage and energy conversion devices. Here, we report ultralow lattice thermal conductivities of solution-synthesized, single-crystalline all-inorganic halide perovskite nanowires composed of CsPbI 3 (0.45 ± 0.05 W·m −1 ·K −1 ), CsPbBr 3 (0.42 ± 0.04 W·m −1 ·K −1 ), and CsSnI 3 (0.38 ± 0.04 W·m −1 ·K −1 ). We attribute this ultralow thermal conductivity to the cluster rattling mechanism, wherein strong optical–acoustic phonon scatterings are driven by a mixture of 0D/1D/2D collective motions. Remarkably, CsSnI 3 possesses a rare combination of ultralow thermal conductivity, high electrical conductivity (282 S·cm −1 ), and high hole mobility (394 cm 2 ·V −1 ·s −1 ). The unique thermal transport properties in all-inorganic halide perovskites hold promise for diverse applications such as phononic and thermoelectric devices. Furthermore, the insights obtained from this work suggest an opportunity to discover low thermal conductivity materials among unexplored inorganic crystals beyond caged and layered structures.},
doi = {10.1073/pnas.1711744114},
journal = {Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
number = 33,
volume = 114,
place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {7}
}

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