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Title: Ultrafast narrowband exciton routing within layered perovskite nanoplatelets enables low-loss luminescent solar concentrators

Abstract

In luminescent solar concentrator (LSC) systems, broadband solar energy is absorbed, down-converted and waveguided to the panel edges where peripheral photovoltaic cells convert the concentrated light to electricity. Achieving a low-loss LSC requires reducing the reabsorption of emitted light within the absorbing medium while maintaining high photoluminescence quantum yield (PLQY). Here we employ layered hybrid metal halide perovskites—ensembles of two-dimensional perovskite domains—to fabricate low-loss large-area LSCs that fulfil this requirement. Here, we devised a facile synthetic route to obtain layered perovskite nanoplatelets (PNPLs) that possess a tunable number of layers within each platelet. Efficient ultrafast non-radiative exciton routing within each PNPL (0.1 ps–1) produces a large Stokes shift and a high PLQY simultaneously. Using this approach, we achieve an optical quantum efficiency of 26% and an internal concentration factor of 3.3 for LSCs with an area of 10 × 10 cm2, which represents a fourfold enhancement over the best previously reported perovskite LSCs.

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 [1]; ORCiD logo [1];  [1]; ORCiD logo [1]; ORCiD logo [1];  [2]; ORCiD logo [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1]; ORCiD logo [3]; ORCiD logo [4]; ORCiD logo [1]
  1. Univ. of Toronto, Toronto, ON (Canada)
  2. Univ. of Toronto, Toronto, ON (Canada); Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology, Daegu (Republic of Korea)
  3. SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States); Stanford Univ., Stanford, CA (United States)
  4. SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States)
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Research Org.:
SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1505426
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-76SF00515
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Nature Energy
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 4; Journal Issue: 3; Journal ID: ISSN 2058-7546
Publisher:
Nature Publishing Group
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING

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Wei, Mingyang, de Arquer, F. Pelayo García, Walters, Grant, Yang, Zhenyu, Quan, Li Na, Kim, Younghoon, Sabatini, Randy, Quintero-Bermudez, Rafael, Gao, Liang, Fan, James Z., Fan, Fengjia, Gold-Parker, Aryeh, Toney, Michael F., and Sargent, Edward H. Ultrafast narrowband exciton routing within layered perovskite nanoplatelets enables low-loss luminescent solar concentrators. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1038/s41560-018-0313-y.
Wei, Mingyang, de Arquer, F. Pelayo García, Walters, Grant, Yang, Zhenyu, Quan, Li Na, Kim, Younghoon, Sabatini, Randy, Quintero-Bermudez, Rafael, Gao, Liang, Fan, James Z., Fan, Fengjia, Gold-Parker, Aryeh, Toney, Michael F., & Sargent, Edward H. Ultrafast narrowband exciton routing within layered perovskite nanoplatelets enables low-loss luminescent solar concentrators. United States. doi:10.1038/s41560-018-0313-y.
Wei, Mingyang, de Arquer, F. Pelayo García, Walters, Grant, Yang, Zhenyu, Quan, Li Na, Kim, Younghoon, Sabatini, Randy, Quintero-Bermudez, Rafael, Gao, Liang, Fan, James Z., Fan, Fengjia, Gold-Parker, Aryeh, Toney, Michael F., and Sargent, Edward H. Mon . "Ultrafast narrowband exciton routing within layered perovskite nanoplatelets enables low-loss luminescent solar concentrators". United States. doi:10.1038/s41560-018-0313-y. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1505426.
@article{osti_1505426,
title = {Ultrafast narrowband exciton routing within layered perovskite nanoplatelets enables low-loss luminescent solar concentrators},
author = {Wei, Mingyang and de Arquer, F. Pelayo García and Walters, Grant and Yang, Zhenyu and Quan, Li Na and Kim, Younghoon and Sabatini, Randy and Quintero-Bermudez, Rafael and Gao, Liang and Fan, James Z. and Fan, Fengjia and Gold-Parker, Aryeh and Toney, Michael F. and Sargent, Edward H.},
abstractNote = {In luminescent solar concentrator (LSC) systems, broadband solar energy is absorbed, down-converted and waveguided to the panel edges where peripheral photovoltaic cells convert the concentrated light to electricity. Achieving a low-loss LSC requires reducing the reabsorption of emitted light within the absorbing medium while maintaining high photoluminescence quantum yield (PLQY). Here we employ layered hybrid metal halide perovskites—ensembles of two-dimensional perovskite domains—to fabricate low-loss large-area LSCs that fulfil this requirement. Here, we devised a facile synthetic route to obtain layered perovskite nanoplatelets (PNPLs) that possess a tunable number of layers within each platelet. Efficient ultrafast non-radiative exciton routing within each PNPL (0.1 ps–1) produces a large Stokes shift and a high PLQY simultaneously. Using this approach, we achieve an optical quantum efficiency of 26% and an internal concentration factor of 3.3 for LSCs with an area of 10 × 10 cm2, which represents a fourfold enhancement over the best previously reported perovskite LSCs.},
doi = {10.1038/s41560-018-0313-y},
journal = {Nature Energy},
number = 3,
volume = 4,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {1}
}

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