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Title: Spin-Dependent Photovoltaic and Photogalvanic Responses of Optoelectronic Devices Based on Chiral Two-Dimensional Hybrid Organic–Inorganic Perovskites

Abstract

Two-dimensional hybrid organic–inorganic perovskites (2D-HOIPs) that form natural multiple quantum wells have attracted increased research interest due to their interesting physics and potential applications in optoelectronic devices. Recent studies have shown that spintronics applications can also be introduced to 2D-HOIPs upon integrating chiral organic ligands into the organic layers. Here we report spin-dependent photovoltaic and photogalvanic responses of optoelectronic devices based on chiral 2D-HOIPs, namely, (R-MBA)2PbI4 and (S-MBA)2PbI4. The out-of-plane photocurrent response in vertical photovoltaic devices exhibits ~10% difference upon right and left circularly polarized light (CPL) excitation, which originates from selective spin transport through the chiral multilayers. In contrast, the in-plane photocurrent response generated by CPL excitation of planar photoconductive devices shows a typical response of chirality-induced circular photogalvanic effect that originates from the Rashba splitting in the electronic bands of these compounds. Here, our studies may lead to potential applications of chiral 2D-HOIPs in optoelectronic devices that are sensitive to the light helicity.

Authors:
 [1]; ORCiD logo [2];  [1];  [3];  [1];  [1];  [1]; ORCiD logo [3]; ORCiD logo [2]; ORCiD logo [1]
  1. Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah 84112, United States
  2. Chemistry & Nanoscience Center, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, Colorado 80401, United States
  3. Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Menlo Park, California 94025, United States
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States); Univ. of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT (United States); SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES)
OSTI Identifier:
1724294
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1762432; OSTI ID: 1762689; OSTI ID: 1778264
Report Number(s):
NREL/JA-5900-77172
Journal ID: ISSN 1936-0851
Grant/Contract Number:  
SC0014579; AC36-08GO28308; AC02-76SF00515
Resource Type:
Published Article
Journal Name:
ACS Nano
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: ACS Nano Journal Volume: 15 Journal Issue: 1; Journal ID: ISSN 1936-0851
Publisher:
American Chemical Society (ACS)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; hybrid organic-inorganic perovskites; spin transport; photovoltaic effect; circular photogalvanic effect; chirality; hybrid organic−inorganic perovskites; photonics; photovoltaics; light; quantum mechanics

Citation Formats

Wang, Jingying, Lu, Haipeng, Pan, Xin, Xu, Junwei, Liu, Haoliang, Liu, Xiaojie, Khanal, Dipak R., Toney, Michael F., Beard, Matthew C., and Vardeny, Z. Valy. Spin-Dependent Photovoltaic and Photogalvanic Responses of Optoelectronic Devices Based on Chiral Two-Dimensional Hybrid Organic–Inorganic Perovskites. United States: N. p., 2020. Web. doi:10.1021/acsnano.0c05980.
Wang, Jingying, Lu, Haipeng, Pan, Xin, Xu, Junwei, Liu, Haoliang, Liu, Xiaojie, Khanal, Dipak R., Toney, Michael F., Beard, Matthew C., & Vardeny, Z. Valy. Spin-Dependent Photovoltaic and Photogalvanic Responses of Optoelectronic Devices Based on Chiral Two-Dimensional Hybrid Organic–Inorganic Perovskites. United States. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsnano.0c05980
Wang, Jingying, Lu, Haipeng, Pan, Xin, Xu, Junwei, Liu, Haoliang, Liu, Xiaojie, Khanal, Dipak R., Toney, Michael F., Beard, Matthew C., and Vardeny, Z. Valy. Thu . "Spin-Dependent Photovoltaic and Photogalvanic Responses of Optoelectronic Devices Based on Chiral Two-Dimensional Hybrid Organic–Inorganic Perovskites". United States. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsnano.0c05980.
@article{osti_1724294,
title = {Spin-Dependent Photovoltaic and Photogalvanic Responses of Optoelectronic Devices Based on Chiral Two-Dimensional Hybrid Organic–Inorganic Perovskites},
author = {Wang, Jingying and Lu, Haipeng and Pan, Xin and Xu, Junwei and Liu, Haoliang and Liu, Xiaojie and Khanal, Dipak R. and Toney, Michael F. and Beard, Matthew C. and Vardeny, Z. Valy},
abstractNote = {Two-dimensional hybrid organic–inorganic perovskites (2D-HOIPs) that form natural multiple quantum wells have attracted increased research interest due to their interesting physics and potential applications in optoelectronic devices. Recent studies have shown that spintronics applications can also be introduced to 2D-HOIPs upon integrating chiral organic ligands into the organic layers. Here we report spin-dependent photovoltaic and photogalvanic responses of optoelectronic devices based on chiral 2D-HOIPs, namely, (R-MBA)2PbI4 and (S-MBA)2PbI4. The out-of-plane photocurrent response in vertical photovoltaic devices exhibits ~10% difference upon right and left circularly polarized light (CPL) excitation, which originates from selective spin transport through the chiral multilayers. In contrast, the in-plane photocurrent response generated by CPL excitation of planar photoconductive devices shows a typical response of chirality-induced circular photogalvanic effect that originates from the Rashba splitting in the electronic bands of these compounds. Here, our studies may lead to potential applications of chiral 2D-HOIPs in optoelectronic devices that are sensitive to the light helicity.},
doi = {10.1021/acsnano.0c05980},
journal = {ACS Nano},
number = 1,
volume = 15,
place = {United States},
year = {2020},
month = {11}
}

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