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Doping Lanthanide into Perovskite Nanocrystals: Highly Improved and Expanded Optical Properties

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posted on 2017-11-28, 00:00 authored by Gencai Pan, Xue Bai, Dongwen Yang, Xu Chen, Pengtao Jing, Songnan Qu, Lijun Zhang, Donglei Zhou, Jinyang Zhu, Wen Xu, Biao Dong, Hongwei Song
Cesium lead halide (CsPbX3) perovskite nanocrystals (NCs) have demonstrated extremely excellent optical properties and great application potentials in various optoelectronic devices. However, because of the anion exchange, it is difficult to achieve white-light and multicolor emission for practical applications. Herein, we present the successful doping of various lanthanide ions (Ce3+, Sm3+, Eu3+, Tb3+, Dy3+, Er3+, and Yb3+) into the lattices of CsPbCl3 perovskite NCs through a modified hot-injection method. For the lanthanide ions doped perovskite NCs, high photoluminescence quantum yield (QY) and stable and widely tunable multicolor emissions spanning from visible to near-infrared (NIR) regions are successfully obtained. This work indicates that the doped perovskite NCs will inherit most of the unique optical properties of lanthanide ions and deliver them to the perovskite NC host, thus endowing the family of perovskite materials with excellent optical, electric, or magnetic properties.