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Crystals 2018, 8(1), 4; doi:10.3390/cryst8010004

Improved Stability and Photoluminescence Yield of Mn2+-Doped CH3NH3PbCl3 Perovskite Nanocrystals

Department of Chemistry, Shantou University, Guangdong 515063, China
Department of Chemistry and Key Laboratory for Preparation and Application of Ordered Structural Materials of Guangdong Province, Shantou University, Guangdong 515063, China
These authors contributed equally to this work.
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Received: 21 November 2017 / Revised: 18 December 2017 / Accepted: 20 December 2017 / Published: 23 December 2017
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Organic–inorganic CH3NH3PbCl3 perovskite nanocrystals (PNCs) doped with Mn2+, CH3NH3PbxMn1−xCl3, have been successfully prepared using a reprecipitation method at room temperature. Structural and morphological characterizations reveal that the CH3NH3PbxMn1−xCl3 PNCs with cubic phase transforms from particles to cubes and increases in size from 16.2 ± 4.4 nm in average diameter to 25.3 ± 7.2 nm in cubic length after the addition of Mn2+ precursor. The CH3NH3PbxMn1−xCl3 PNCs exhibit a weak exciton emission at ~405 nm with a low absolute quantum yield (QY) of around 0.4%, but a strong Mn2+ dopant emission at ~610 nm with a high QY of around 15.2%, resulting from efficient energy transfer from the PNC host to the Mn2+ dopant via the 4T1→6A1 transition. In addition, the thermal and air stability of CH3NH3PbxMn1−xCl3 PNCs are improved due to the passivation with (3-aminopropyl) triethoxysilane (APTES), which is important for applications such as light emitting diodes (LEDs). View Full-Text
Keywords: perovskite; Mn2+ doping; CH3H3PbCl3; stability perovskite; Mn2+ doping; CH3H3PbCl3; stability

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Li, X.; Guo, Y.; Luo, B. Improved Stability and Photoluminescence Yield of Mn2+-Doped CH3NH3PbCl3 Perovskite Nanocrystals. Crystals 2018, 8, 4.

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