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Title: Light-Ferroic Interaction in Hybrid Organic–Inorganic Perovskites

Abstract

Given the remarkable performance of hybrid organic–inorganic perovskites (HOIPs) in solar cells, light emitters, and photodetectors, the quest to advance the fundamental understanding of the photophysical properties in this class of materials remains highly relevant. Recently, the discovery of ferroic twin domains in HOIPs has renewed the debate of the ferroic effects on optoelectric processes. This work explores the interaction between light and ferroic twin domains in CH3NH3PbI3. Due to strain and chemical inhomogeneities, photogenerated electrons and holes show a preferential motion in the ferroelastic twin domains. Density functional theory (DFT) shows that electrons and holes result in lattice expansion in CH3NH3PbI3 differently. Hence, light generates strain in the ferroelastic domains due to preferential photocarrier motion, leading to a screening of strain variation. X-ray diffraction studies verify the DFT simulations and reveal that the photoinduced strain is light intensity dependent, and the photoexcitation is a prerequisite of inducing strain by light. This work extends the fundamental understanding of light-ferroic interaction and offers guidance for developing functional devices.

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1]; ORCiD logo [2]; ORCiD logo [2]; ORCiD logo [2]; ORCiD logo [2]; ORCiD logo [2]; ORCiD logo [3];  [3]; ORCiD logo [2];  [2]; ORCiD logo [2]; ORCiD logo [3]; ORCiD logo [2]; ORCiD logo [2]
  1. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (United States)
  2. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
  3. Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE; US Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR); National Science Foundation (NSF)
OSTI Identifier:
1607033
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1564506
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725; FA 9550-15-1-0064; FA2386-15-1-4104; CBET-1438181
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Advanced Optical Materials
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 7; Journal Issue: 23; Journal ID: ISSN 2195-1071
Publisher:
Wiley
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; ferroelastic domains; ferroic screening; metal halide perovskites; photocarriers; photovoltaic devices

Citation Formats

Liu, Yongtao, Ievlev, Anton V., Collins, Liam, Borodinov, Nikolay, Belianinov, Alex, Keum, Jong K., Wang, Miaosheng, Ahmadi, Mahshid, Jesse, Stephen, Xiao, Kai, Sumpter, Bobby G., Hu, Bin, Kalinin, Sergei V., and Ovchinnikova, Olga S. Light-Ferroic Interaction in Hybrid Organic–Inorganic Perovskites. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. https://doi.org/10.1002/adom.201901451.
Liu, Yongtao, Ievlev, Anton V., Collins, Liam, Borodinov, Nikolay, Belianinov, Alex, Keum, Jong K., Wang, Miaosheng, Ahmadi, Mahshid, Jesse, Stephen, Xiao, Kai, Sumpter, Bobby G., Hu, Bin, Kalinin, Sergei V., & Ovchinnikova, Olga S. Light-Ferroic Interaction in Hybrid Organic–Inorganic Perovskites. United States. https://doi.org/10.1002/adom.201901451
Liu, Yongtao, Ievlev, Anton V., Collins, Liam, Borodinov, Nikolay, Belianinov, Alex, Keum, Jong K., Wang, Miaosheng, Ahmadi, Mahshid, Jesse, Stephen, Xiao, Kai, Sumpter, Bobby G., Hu, Bin, Kalinin, Sergei V., and Ovchinnikova, Olga S. Mon . "Light-Ferroic Interaction in Hybrid Organic–Inorganic Perovskites". United States. https://doi.org/10.1002/adom.201901451. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1607033.
@article{osti_1607033,
title = {Light-Ferroic Interaction in Hybrid Organic–Inorganic Perovskites},
author = {Liu, Yongtao and Ievlev, Anton V. and Collins, Liam and Borodinov, Nikolay and Belianinov, Alex and Keum, Jong K. and Wang, Miaosheng and Ahmadi, Mahshid and Jesse, Stephen and Xiao, Kai and Sumpter, Bobby G. and Hu, Bin and Kalinin, Sergei V. and Ovchinnikova, Olga S.},
abstractNote = {Given the remarkable performance of hybrid organic–inorganic perovskites (HOIPs) in solar cells, light emitters, and photodetectors, the quest to advance the fundamental understanding of the photophysical properties in this class of materials remains highly relevant. Recently, the discovery of ferroic twin domains in HOIPs has renewed the debate of the ferroic effects on optoelectric processes. This work explores the interaction between light and ferroic twin domains in CH3NH3PbI3. Due to strain and chemical inhomogeneities, photogenerated electrons and holes show a preferential motion in the ferroelastic twin domains. Density functional theory (DFT) shows that electrons and holes result in lattice expansion in CH3NH3PbI3 differently. Hence, light generates strain in the ferroelastic domains due to preferential photocarrier motion, leading to a screening of strain variation. X-ray diffraction studies verify the DFT simulations and reveal that the photoinduced strain is light intensity dependent, and the photoexcitation is a prerequisite of inducing strain by light. This work extends the fundamental understanding of light-ferroic interaction and offers guidance for developing functional devices.},
doi = {10.1002/adom.201901451},
journal = {Advanced Optical Materials},
number = 23,
volume = 7,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {9}
}

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