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Issue 16, 2020
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Piperidine-induced Switching of the direct band gaps of Ag(i)/Bi(iii) bimetallic iodide double perovskites

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Abstract

The environmental toxicity of lead may eventually hamper the wide applications of hybrid perovskite material-based solar cells despite their excellent power conversion efficiency. Here, we have used silver(I) and bismuth(III) to replace lead(II) and obtain two two-dimensional (2D) iodide-based double perovskites, (AMP)4[BiAgI8]2·H2O (1) and (APP)4[BiAgI8]·H2O (2), where AMP = 4-aminomethylpiperidine and APP = 4-aminopiperidine. Compared to our previously reported 1,4-cyclohexanediamine-based compound (C6H16N2)2[BiAgI8]·H2O with an indirect band gap, these two new 2D Ag–Bi double perovskites show direct band gaps (∼2.00 eV) due to the less distorted [AgI6] coordination geometry. Moreover, the photo-current response experiments showed a difference of more than 50 nA between light and dark conditions for both the compounds, indicating the potential application for light harvesting. 1 and 2 were also stable under heat and moisture. They showed high proton conductivity (∼10−4 S cm−1) at 95 °C and 90% RH. Thus, this work provides a new route for designing stable lead-free bimetallic iodide double perovskites with direct band gaps.

Graphical abstract: Piperidine-induced Switching of the direct band gaps of Ag(i)/Bi(iii) bimetallic iodide double perovskites

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Submitted
27 Feb 2020
Accepted
20 Mar 2020
First published
20 Mar 2020

J. Mater. Chem. C, 2020,8, 5349-5354
Article type
Communication

Piperidine-induced Switching of the direct band gaps of Ag(I)/Bi(III) bimetallic iodide double perovskites

M. S. Lassoued, L. Bi, Z. Wu, G. Zhou and Y. Zheng, J. Mater. Chem. C, 2020, 8, 5349
DOI: 10.1039/D0TC01017K

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