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Title: Electronic transport in organometallic perovskite CH{sub 3}NH{sub 3}PbI{sub 3}: The role of organic cation orientations

Density functional theory in combination with the nonequilibrium Green's function formalism is used to study the electronic transport properties of methylammonium lead-iodide perovskite CH{sub 3}NH{sub 3}PbI{sub 3}. Electronic transport in homogeneous ferroelectric and antiferroelectric phases, both of which do not contain any charged domain walls, is quite similar. The presence of charged domain wall drastically (by about an order of magnitude) enhances the electronic transport in the lateral direction. The increase of the transmission originates from the smaller variation of the electrostatic potential profile along the charged domain walls. This fact may provide a tool for tuning transport properties of such hybrid materials by manipulating molecular cations having dipole moment.
Authors:
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  1. Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute, Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar Foundation, Doha (Qatar)
  2. (Qatar)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22489427
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Applied Physics Letters; Journal Volume: 108; Journal Issue: 5; Other Information: (c) 2016 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; CATIONS; DENSITY FUNCTIONAL METHOD; DIPOLE MOMENTS; FERROELECTRIC MATERIALS; LEAD IODIDES; ORGANOMETALLIC COMPOUNDS; ORIENTATION; PEROVSKITE; TUNING