Highly Luminescent and Stable Si-Based CsPbBr3 Quantum Dot Thin Films Prepared by Glow Discharge Plasma with Real-Time and In Situ Diagnosis

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalNot applicablepeer-review

View graph of relations

Author(s)

  • Zhenxu Lin
  • Rui Huang
  • Wenxing Zhang
  • Yi Zhang
  • Jie Song
  • Hongliang Li
  • Dejian Hou
  • Yanqing Guo
  • Chao Song
  • Neng Wan

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Article number1805214
Journal / PublicationAdvanced Functional Materials
Volume28
Issue number50
Early online date16 Oct 2018
Publication statusPublished - 12 Dec 2018

Abstract

Although all-inorganic perovskite quantum dots (QDs) have outstanding optoelectronic properties, they tend to have poor stability in air and water, at high temperatures, and under light irradiation. Herein, a glow discharge plasma process incorporating real-time and in situ diagnosis is designed for efficient encapsulation to improve the stability of CsPbBr3 QD films. An ammonia/silane plasma which has less destructive effects on CsPbBr3 QDs is used in plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition to produce a-SiNx:H on the CsPbBr3 QDs. The a-SiNx:H encapsulating layers endow CsPbBr3 QDs with long-term stability during exposure to air, at a high temperature (205 °C), and in water. In contrast to severe degradation of pure CsPbBr3 QDs under UV illumination, the CsPbBr3 QDs/a-SiNx:H films show more than 5-folds increase in photoluminescence intensity after UV illumination for 80 d and long-term stability is observed after UV illumination for 140 d. The plasma treatment not only stabilizes CsPbBr3 QDs, but enhances photoluminescence efficiency by combining with illumination as well. The nanocomposite films assembled into commercial InGaN chips feature strong cold white emission. Our results reveal a practical way to design and fabricate highly luminescent as well as stable Si-based CsPbBr3 QD films for future development of optoelectronic devices.

Research Area(s)

  • amorphous silicon nitride, CsPbBr3 quantum dots, glow plasma, high stability, plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition

Citation Format(s)

Highly Luminescent and Stable Si-Based CsPbBr3 Quantum Dot Thin Films Prepared by Glow Discharge Plasma with Real-Time and In Situ Diagnosis. / Lin, Zhenxu; Huang, Rui; Zhang, Wenxing; Zhang, Yi; Song, Jie; Li, Hongliang; Hou, Dejian; Guo, Yanqing; Song, Chao; Wan, Neng; Chu, Paul K.

In: Advanced Functional Materials, Vol. 28, No. 50, 1805214, 12.12.2018.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalNot applicablepeer-review