Halide perovskite nanocrystals hold promise for printable optoelectronic and photonic applications. Doping enhances their functionalities and is being investigated for substituting lead with environmentally friendlier elements. The most investigated dopant is Mn 2+ that acts as a color center sensitized by the host excitons. The sensitization mechanism is far from understood and no comprehensive picture of the energy-transfer process has been proposed. Similarly, the role of shallow states, particularly abundant in defect tolerant materials, is still unknown. Here, we address this problem via spectroscopic studies at controlled excitation density and temperature on Mn:CsPbCl 3 nanocrystals. Our results indicate a two-step process involving exciton localization in a shallow metastable state that mediates the thermally assisted sensitization of the Mn 2+ emission, which is completely quenched for T < 200 K. At T ≤ 60 K, however, such emission surprisingly reappears, suggesting direct energy transfer from band-edge states. Electron spin resonance supports this picture, revealing the signatures of conformational rearrangements below 70 K, possibly removing the potential barrier for sensitization. Our results demystify anomalous behaviors of the exciton-to-Mn 2+ energy-transfer mechanism and highlight the role of shallow defects in the photophysics of doped perovskite nanostructures

Pinchetti, V., Anand, A., Akkerman, Q., Sciacca, D., Lorenzon, M., Meinardi, F., et al. (2019). Trap-Mediated Two-Step Sensitization of Manganese Dopants in Perovskite Nanocrystals. ACS ENERGY LETTERS, 4(1), 85-93 [10.1021/acsenergylett.8b02052].

Trap-Mediated Two-Step Sensitization of Manganese Dopants in Perovskite Nanocrystals

Pinchetti, Valerio;Anand, Abhinav;Lorenzon, Monica;Meinardi, Francesco;Fanciulli, Marco;Brovelli, Sergio
2019

Abstract

Halide perovskite nanocrystals hold promise for printable optoelectronic and photonic applications. Doping enhances their functionalities and is being investigated for substituting lead with environmentally friendlier elements. The most investigated dopant is Mn 2+ that acts as a color center sensitized by the host excitons. The sensitization mechanism is far from understood and no comprehensive picture of the energy-transfer process has been proposed. Similarly, the role of shallow states, particularly abundant in defect tolerant materials, is still unknown. Here, we address this problem via spectroscopic studies at controlled excitation density and temperature on Mn:CsPbCl 3 nanocrystals. Our results indicate a two-step process involving exciton localization in a shallow metastable state that mediates the thermally assisted sensitization of the Mn 2+ emission, which is completely quenched for T < 200 K. At T ≤ 60 K, however, such emission surprisingly reappears, suggesting direct energy transfer from band-edge states. Electron spin resonance supports this picture, revealing the signatures of conformational rearrangements below 70 K, possibly removing the potential barrier for sensitization. Our results demystify anomalous behaviors of the exciton-to-Mn 2+ energy-transfer mechanism and highlight the role of shallow defects in the photophysics of doped perovskite nanostructures
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perovskite nanocrystals, photophysics, electron paramagnetic resonance
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2019
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85
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Pinchetti, V., Anand, A., Akkerman, Q., Sciacca, D., Lorenzon, M., Meinardi, F., et al. (2019). Trap-Mediated Two-Step Sensitization of Manganese Dopants in Perovskite Nanocrystals. ACS ENERGY LETTERS, 4(1), 85-93 [10.1021/acsenergylett.8b02052].
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