Duan Research Group

Hetero-integrated Nanostructures and Nanodevices


Large-area synthesis and patterning of all-inorganic lead halide perovskite thin films and heterostructures

Yiliu Wang, Chuancheng Jia, Zheng Fan, Zhaoyang Lin, Sung-Joon Lee, Timothy L Atallah, Justin R Caram, Yu Huang, Xiangfeng Duan

Nano Lett. 21, 1454-1460 (2021)

All-inorganic lead halide perovskites have attracted tremendous interest for their excellent stability when compared with hybrid perovskites. Here we report a large-area growth of monocrystalline all-inorganic perovskite thin films and further patterning them into heterostructure arrays. We show that highly oriented CsPbBr3 microcrystal domains can be readily grown on muscovite mica substrates with a well-defined epitaxial relationship, which can further expand and eventually merge into large-area monocrystalline CsPbBr3 thin films with an excellent optical quality. Taking a step further, we show the large-area CsPbBr3 thin film can be further patterned and selectively transformed into CsPbI3 using a selective anion-exchange process to produce CsPbBr3–CsPbI3 lateral heterostructure arrays with spatially modulated photoluminescence emission and an apparent current rectification behavior. The capability to grow large-area CsPbBr3 monocrystalline thin films and heterostructure arrays defines a robust material platform for both the fundamental investigations and potential applications in optoelectronics.
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