Expanding the photoresponse of multidimensional hybrid lead bromide perovskites into the visible region by incorporation of subphthalocyanine†
This work explores a new methodology to adsorb a subphthalocyanine molecule (SubPc) on a hybrid lead bromide perovskite crystal structure with the aim of extending its photoresponse into the visible region. This process consists in the preparation of multidimensional 2D–3D perovskites. The use of large organic cations allows the possibility to insert guest molecules in the crystal structure of the perovskite. In this work, layered and 3D materials are obtained modifying the ratio of the organic cations (A/R) in the perovskite structure (RNH3)2An−1BnX3n+1. The present results show that incorporation of metal-free subphthalocyanine in the interlayer space provided by the 2D phase is a valid procedure to enhance the photoresponse of the perovskite solar cells.