Blue-emitting and self-assembled thinner perovskite CsPbBr3 nanoplates: Synthesis and formation mechanism
Low dimensional semiconductor nanomaterials have a great promise for a variety of applications due to their size-dependent and excellent optoelectronic properties. In this work, we developed a strategy to synthesize uniform and very thin CsPbBr3 perovskite nanoplates (NPls) by introducing additional metal bromides. The CsPbBr3 NPls, self-assembled to a face-to-face stacked state, had a thickness of 4.4 nm (equal to only 2 monolayers, 2 MLs) and showed a maximum emission at 437 nm and a narrow FWHM of 14 nm. The formation mechanism of the CsPbBr3 NPls by adding FeBr3 was ascribed to the constrained growth of CsPbBr3 nanocubes when the surface of Cs+ ions was substituted by the protonated oleylammonium from the byproduct OLA-HBr.