Diammonium-Mediated Perovskite Film Formation for High-Luminescence Red Perovskite Light-Emitting Diodes

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Author(s)

  • Sofia Apergi
  • Christopher C. S. Chan
  • Yongheng Jia
  • Fangyan Xie
  • Qiong Liang
  • Gang Li
  • Kam Sing Wong
  • Geert Brocks
  • Shuxia Tao
  • Ni Zhao

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Article number2202042
Journal / PublicationAdvanced Materials
Volume34
Issue number30
Online published1 Jun 2022
Publication statusPublished - 27 Jul 2022
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

3D mixed-halide perovskite-based red emitters combine excellent charge-transport characteristics with simple solution processing and good film formation; however, light-emitting diodes (LEDs) based on these emitters cannot yet outperform their nanocrystal counterparts. Here the use of diammonium halides in regulating the formation of mixed bromide–iodide perovskite films is explored. It is found that the diammonium cations preferentially bond to Pb–Br, rather than Pb–I, octahedra, promoting the formation of quasi-2D phases. It is proposed that the perovskite formation is initially dominated by the crystallization of the thermodynamically more favorable 3D phase, but, as the solution gets depleted from the regular A cations, thin shells of amorphous quasi-2D perovskites form. This leads to crystalline perovskite grains with efficiently passivated surfaces and reduced lattice strain. As a result, the diammonium-treated perovskite LEDs demonstrate a record luminance (10745 cd m−2) and half-lifetime among 3D perovskite-based red LEDs. © 2022 Wiley-VCH GmbH.

Research Area(s)

  • film formation, high luminance, perovskite light-emitting diodes, stability

Citation Format(s)

Diammonium-Mediated Perovskite Film Formation for High-Luminescence Red Perovskite Light-Emitting Diodes. / Li, Nan; Apergi, Sofia; Chan, Christopher C. S. et al.
In: Advanced Materials, Vol. 34, No. 30, 2202042, 27.07.2022.

Research output: Journal Publications and ReviewsRGC 21 - Publication in refereed journalpeer-review