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Title: Poly(ethylene oxide)-assisted energy funneling for efficient perovskite light emission

Abstract

Poly(ethylene oxide) (PEO) has been demonstrated as an effective polymer additive for fabrication of organic–inorganic hybrid perovskite light emitting devices due to its properties enabling pinhole-free film morphology, improved charge injection, and defect passivation. In this paper, we report a new aspect of PEO in assisting the energy funneling in formamidinium lead bromide (FAPbBr 3) thin films, leading to a very high photoluminescence quantum yield of ~62.1%. By mixing PEO with FAPbBr 3 at a desired ratio, self-assembled 3D polycrystals with sizes from ~20 to ~1500 nm were formed. The polycrystals contain inhomogeneous domains with a range of energetic excited states. Through fluorescence lifetime image microscopy, the in situ fluorescence emissions and the lifetimes of the domains were measured simultaneously, indicating energy funneling from the wide-bandgap domains (with small-size grains) into the narrow-bandgap domains (with large-size grains). PL spectroscopy on the nano-second scale was used to study the dynamics of charge transfer, which shows a reduced short-wavelength emission and narrowed full width at half maximum with increasing time. Our results also indicate that the optimal PEO doping ratio of 0.35 :1 can facilitate the most efficient charge carrier cascade for energy funneling. Furthermore, this study establishes the role of PEO-assistedmore » energy funneling avoiding the defect-quenching effect in perovskites, for potential applications in perovskite LEDs and lasers.« less

Authors:
 [1];  [1]; ORCiD logo [2];  [3];  [2]; ORCiD logo [1];  [4]; ORCiD logo [5]; ORCiD logo [2]
  1. Southwest Univ., Chongqing (China)
  2. Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (United States)
  3. Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
  4. Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (United States); North Univ. of China, Shanxi (China)
  5. Southwest Univ., Chongqing (China); Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (United States)
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Research Org.:
Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
OSTI Identifier:
1566878
Report Number(s):
BNL-212140-2019-JAAM
Journal ID: ISSN 2050-7526; JMCCCX
Grant/Contract Number:  
SC0012704
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Materials Chemistry C
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 7; Journal Issue: 27; Journal ID: ISSN 2050-7526
Publisher:
Royal Society of Chemistry
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; Lithium ion battery; 2D metal Chalcogenids

Citation Formats

Xu, Tianfei, Meng, Yan, Wang, Miaosheng, Li, Mingxing, Ahmadi, Mahshid, Xiong, Zuhong, Yan, Shubin, Chen, Ping, and Hu, Bin. Poly(ethylene oxide)-assisted energy funneling for efficient perovskite light emission. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1039/C9TC01906E.
Xu, Tianfei, Meng, Yan, Wang, Miaosheng, Li, Mingxing, Ahmadi, Mahshid, Xiong, Zuhong, Yan, Shubin, Chen, Ping, & Hu, Bin. Poly(ethylene oxide)-assisted energy funneling for efficient perovskite light emission. United States. doi:10.1039/C9TC01906E.
Xu, Tianfei, Meng, Yan, Wang, Miaosheng, Li, Mingxing, Ahmadi, Mahshid, Xiong, Zuhong, Yan, Shubin, Chen, Ping, and Hu, Bin. Thu . "Poly(ethylene oxide)-assisted energy funneling for efficient perovskite light emission". United States. doi:10.1039/C9TC01906E.
@article{osti_1566878,
title = {Poly(ethylene oxide)-assisted energy funneling for efficient perovskite light emission},
author = {Xu, Tianfei and Meng, Yan and Wang, Miaosheng and Li, Mingxing and Ahmadi, Mahshid and Xiong, Zuhong and Yan, Shubin and Chen, Ping and Hu, Bin},
abstractNote = {Poly(ethylene oxide) (PEO) has been demonstrated as an effective polymer additive for fabrication of organic–inorganic hybrid perovskite light emitting devices due to its properties enabling pinhole-free film morphology, improved charge injection, and defect passivation. In this paper, we report a new aspect of PEO in assisting the energy funneling in formamidinium lead bromide (FAPbBr3) thin films, leading to a very high photoluminescence quantum yield of ~62.1%. By mixing PEO with FAPbBr3 at a desired ratio, self-assembled 3D polycrystals with sizes from ~20 to ~1500 nm were formed. The polycrystals contain inhomogeneous domains with a range of energetic excited states. Through fluorescence lifetime image microscopy, the in situ fluorescence emissions and the lifetimes of the domains were measured simultaneously, indicating energy funneling from the wide-bandgap domains (with small-size grains) into the narrow-bandgap domains (with large-size grains). PL spectroscopy on the nano-second scale was used to study the dynamics of charge transfer, which shows a reduced short-wavelength emission and narrowed full width at half maximum with increasing time. Our results also indicate that the optimal PEO doping ratio of 0.35 :1 can facilitate the most efficient charge carrier cascade for energy funneling. Furthermore, this study establishes the role of PEO-assisted energy funneling avoiding the defect-quenching effect in perovskites, for potential applications in perovskite LEDs and lasers.},
doi = {10.1039/C9TC01906E},
journal = {Journal of Materials Chemistry C},
number = 27,
volume = 7,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {6}
}

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