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Highly Stable and Luminescent Perovskite–Polymer Composites from a Convenient and Universal Strategy

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posted on 15.01.2018, 00:00 by Yumeng Xin, Hongjie Zhao, Jiuyang Zhang
Extensive attention has been received in recent years for perovskite–polymer composites because of their combination of properties from polymers and perovskites. In this work, a convenient and universal strategy is reported to prepare cesium lead bromide or organolead halide methylammonium bromide polymer composites. This technique integrates the formation of perovskite crystals and the polymer matrix in a one-pot reaction, avoiding the tedious separation and preparation of perovskites. The method is universal for most of the commercially available monomers and polymers, which has been verified in this report using poly­(methyl methacrylate), poly­(butyl methacrylate), and polystyrene. The physical properties of the varied polymers lead to different luminescent properties and stabilities of the composites. No organic solvent is required during the preparation, indicating a green technique for the composites. Additionally, the resulted perovskite–polymer composites are extraordinarily stable, maintaining their quantum yield for more than 1 month in air. On the basis of the above properties, a prototype of white light-emitting diodes was successfully constructed with feasible color characters and narrow bandwidths. Furthermore, large-area (dimension: 10 × 7 × 0.15 cm) perovskite–polymer plates are easily prepared via the one-pot strategy, showing that the technique is ready for possible large-area optical devices. This work provides an efficient technique toward various kinds of perovskite–polymer composites for both scientific research studies and future applications.