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Band-Gap Engineering of Lead-Free Iron-Based Halide Double-Perovskite Single Crystals and Nanocrystals by an Alloying or Doping Strategy

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posted on 21.05.2021, 18:04 by Peigeng Han, Cheng Luo, Wei Zhou, Jie Hou, Cheng Li, Daoyuan Zheng, Keli Han
Lead-free halide double perovskites (DPs) have been considered to be an effective alternative for solving the problem of lead perovskite toxicity and instability. We report a series of lead-free halide DP single crystals (SCs) and nanocrystals (NCs) (Cs2AgxNa1–xFeCl6 (0 ≤ x ≤ 1)). The alloying strategy not only effectively regulates the optical band gap but also significantly improves the air stability and thermal stability. The absorption edge of the NCs is slightly blue-shifted compared to that of the corresponding SCs. Excitingly, we find that Fe3+ ions can be successfully doped into chloride DPs Cs2M′MCl6 (M′ = Na or Ag; M = In, Sb or Bi) and cause the band gap to effectively decrease with universality. In addition, the effect of crystal size on stability is further studied. This work not only explore a series of lead-free transition-metal DPs but also brings about more possibilities for optoelectronic applications in lead-free perovskites.