Exciton-band tuning induced by the width of the cation in 2D lead iodide perovskite hybrids†
It was previously demonstrated that the exciton energy of 2D hybrid organic–inorganic A2PbI4 perovskites is correlated with the Pb–I–Pb bond angle of the inorganic layer. We demonstrate that this angle can be tuned by changing the width of the cation and that the exciton band energy can be varied over ca. 100 meV, at least within a limited series of A2PbI4 compounds where A is a 2-(3,5-disubstitutedphenyl)ethylammonium or 2-(3-substitutedphenyl)ethylammonium ion and where the substituents are H, F, Cl, Br, or Me. Seven new crystal structures are presented here.
- This article is part of the themed collection: Emerging Organic Electronics