Issue 45, 2020

Synthesis of lead-free Cs4(Cd1−xMnx)Bi2Cl12 (0 ≤ x ≤ 1) layered double perovskite nanocrystals with controlled Mn–Mn coupling interaction

Abstract

Lead-free perovskites and their analogues have been extensively studied as a class of next-generation luminescent and optoelectronic materials. Herein, we report the synthesis of new colloidal Cs4M(II)Bi2Cl12 (M(II) = Cd, Mn) nanocrystals (NCs) with unique luminescence properties. The obtained Cs4M(II)Bi2Cl12 NCs show a layered double perovskite (LDP) crystal structure with good particle stability. Density functional theory calculations show that both samples exhibit a wide, direct bandgap feature. Remarkably, the strong Mn–Mn coupling effect of the Cs4M(II)Bi2Cl12 NCs results in an ultra-short Mn photoluminescence (PL) decay lifetime of around 10 μs, around two orders of magnitude faster than commonly observed Mn2+ dopant emission in NCs. Diluting the Mn2+ ion concentration through forming Cs4(Cd1−xMnx)Bi2Cl12 (0 < x < 1) alloyed LDP NCs leads to prolonged PL lifetimes and enhanced PL quantum yields. Our study provides the first synthetic example of Bi-based LDP colloidal NCs with potential for serving as a new category of stable lead-free perovskite-type materials for various applications.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis of lead-free Cs4(Cd1−xMnx)Bi2Cl12 (0 ≤ x ≤ 1) layered double perovskite nanocrystals with controlled Mn–Mn coupling interaction

Supplementary files

Article information

Article type
Paper
Submitted
20 Sep 2020
Accepted
22 Oct 2020
First published
23 Oct 2020

Nanoscale, 2020,12, 23191-23199

Synthesis of lead-free Cs4(Cd1−xMnx)Bi2Cl12 (0 ≤ x ≤ 1) layered double perovskite nanocrystals with controlled Mn–Mn coupling interaction

H. Yang, W. Shi, T. Cai, K. Hills-Kimball, Z. Liu, L. Dube and O. Chen, Nanoscale, 2020, 12, 23191 DOI: 10.1039/D0NR06771G

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