Dual-source vacuum deposition of pure and mixed halide 2D perovskites: thin film characterization and processing guidelines†
The dual-source vacuum deposition of 2D perovskite films of the type PEA2PbX4, (PEA = phenethylammonium and X = I−, Br−, or a combination of both) is presented. Low-temperature deposited 2D perovskite films showed high crystallinity with the expected trend of bandgap as a function of halide type and concentration. Importantly, we observed an unavoidable halide cross-contamination among different deposition runs, as well as a strong dependence of the material quality on the type of halide precursors used. These findings should be taken into account in the development of vacuum processing for low-dimensional mixed halide perovskites.
- This article is part of the themed collection: Journal of Materials Chemistry C HOT Papers