Research exposes auger-assisted electron transfer device in between adjacent quantum wells in 2D layered perovskites

Mar 24, 2021 03:04 PM ET
  • Two-dimensional (2D) perovskites are several quantum well (QW) structures formed by alternating inorganic as well as organic layers. They are assuring in applications of solar cells, LEDs, and also photodetectors.
Research exposes auger-assisted electron transfer device in between adjacent quantum wells in 2D layered perovskites
Image: YIN Zixi and LENG Jing

Nevertheless, as a result of the power obstacle put in by the protecting organic ligands in between QWs, the photogenerated excitons are typically restricted in the perovskite QW aircraft and display inadequate interlayer (QW-to-QW) provider transportation. This limits further application of 2D perovskites in optoelectronic devices.

Lately, a study group led by Prof. Jin Shengye from the Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics (DICP) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) disclosed a new device of Auger-assisted interlayer electron transfer in two-dimensional split perovskites. It offers a brand-new standard to design 2D perovskites with an optically tunable QW-to-QW cost transport home.

This work was published in Journal of the American Chemical Culture on March 18.

The scientists conducted pump-intensity dependent short-term absorption experiments on a series of (CmH2m +1 NH3)2PbI4 2D layered perovskites with various ligand alkyl chain sizes (m = 8, 10, 12, 18).

A longer ligand chain (larger m) brought about an increased QW band gap energy (Eg) as well as a reduced energy obstacle (Eb) of electron transfer in between the layers. When m ≥ 12, where the worth of Eb approaches Eg, a long-lived as well as derivative-like function in the short-term absorption (TA) spectra was observed. The similar TA spooky attribute did absent in short-chain 2D perovskites with m ≤ 12.

The researchers recommended a new Auger-assisted QW-to-QW electron transfer system to explain the experimental results. When Eg ≈ Eb, the Auger recombination of an exciton can pump the electron in one more exciton to move in the direction of a surrounding QW with the barrier ligands. The separated electrons and also holes built up an inner electrical area and also triggered the derivative-like transient spectral attribute through a quantum restricted Stark impact.

This Auger-assisted electron transfer system can be used to develop novel split 2D perovskites with either improved interlayer cost wheelchair or tunable optical properties, which may be finally utilized in photoelectronic and also optical modulation devices.

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