In this work, we report the hot-injection synthesis of Cs3ZnCl5 colloidal nanocrystals (NCs) with tunable amounts of Cu+ and Mn2+ substituent cations. All the samples had a rodlike morphology, with a diameter of 14 nm and a length of 30-100 nm. Alloying did not alter the crystal structure of the host Cs3ZnCl5 NCs, and Cu ions were mainly introduced in the oxidation state +1 according to X-ray photoelectron and electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopies. The spectroscopic analysis of unalloyed, Cu-alloyed, Mn-alloyed, and Cu, Mn coalloyed NCs indicated that (i) the Cs3ZnCl5 NCs have a large band gap of 5.35 eV; (ii) Cu(I) aliovalent alloying leads to an absorption shoulder/peak at 4.8 eV and cyan photoluminescence (PL) peaked at 2.50 eV; (iii) Mn(II) isovalent alloying leads to weak Mn PL, which intensifies remarkably in the coalloyed samples, prompted by an energy transfer (ET) process between the Cu and Mn centers, favored by the overlap between the lowest (6A1 → 4T1) transition for tetrahedrally coordinated Mn2+ and the PL profile from Cu(I) species in the Cs3ZnCl5 NCs. The efficiency of this ET process reaches a value of 61% for the sample with the highest extent of Mn alloying. The PL quantum yield (QY) values in these Cu, Mn coalloyed NCs are lower at higher Mn contents. The analysis of the Mn PL dynamics in these samples indicates that this PL drop stems from inter-Mn exciton migration, which increases the likelihood of trapping in defect sites, in agreement with previous studies.

Liu, Y., Zaffalon, M., Zito, J., Cova, F., Moro, F., Fanciulli, M., et al. (2022). Cu+→ Mn2+ Energy Transfer in Cu, Mn Coalloyed Cs3ZnCl5Colloidal Nanocrystals. CHEMISTRY OF MATERIALS, 34(19), 8603-8612 [10.1021/acs.chemmater.2c01578].

Cu+→ Mn2+ Energy Transfer in Cu, Mn Coalloyed Cs3ZnCl5Colloidal Nanocrystals

Zaffalon, Matteo L
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Cova, Francesca;Moro, Fabrizio;Fanciulli, Marco;Brovelli, Sergio
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2022

Abstract

In this work, we report the hot-injection synthesis of Cs3ZnCl5 colloidal nanocrystals (NCs) with tunable amounts of Cu+ and Mn2+ substituent cations. All the samples had a rodlike morphology, with a diameter of 14 nm and a length of 30-100 nm. Alloying did not alter the crystal structure of the host Cs3ZnCl5 NCs, and Cu ions were mainly introduced in the oxidation state +1 according to X-ray photoelectron and electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopies. The spectroscopic analysis of unalloyed, Cu-alloyed, Mn-alloyed, and Cu, Mn coalloyed NCs indicated that (i) the Cs3ZnCl5 NCs have a large band gap of 5.35 eV; (ii) Cu(I) aliovalent alloying leads to an absorption shoulder/peak at 4.8 eV and cyan photoluminescence (PL) peaked at 2.50 eV; (iii) Mn(II) isovalent alloying leads to weak Mn PL, which intensifies remarkably in the coalloyed samples, prompted by an energy transfer (ET) process between the Cu and Mn centers, favored by the overlap between the lowest (6A1 → 4T1) transition for tetrahedrally coordinated Mn2+ and the PL profile from Cu(I) species in the Cs3ZnCl5 NCs. The efficiency of this ET process reaches a value of 61% for the sample with the highest extent of Mn alloying. The PL quantum yield (QY) values in these Cu, Mn coalloyed NCs are lower at higher Mn contents. The analysis of the Mn PL dynamics in these samples indicates that this PL drop stems from inter-Mn exciton migration, which increases the likelihood of trapping in defect sites, in agreement with previous studies.
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Perovskites, Nanocrystals, Optical Spectroscopy, Energy Transfer
English
20-set-2022
2022
34
19
8603
8612
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Liu, Y., Zaffalon, M., Zito, J., Cova, F., Moro, F., Fanciulli, M., et al. (2022). Cu+→ Mn2+ Energy Transfer in Cu, Mn Coalloyed Cs3ZnCl5Colloidal Nanocrystals. CHEMISTRY OF MATERIALS, 34(19), 8603-8612 [10.1021/acs.chemmater.2c01578].
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