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Morphologically Controlled Synthesis of Cs2SnCl6 Perovskite Crystals and Their Photoluminescence Activity

Key Laboratory for Ultrafine Materials of Ministry of Education, School of Materials Science and Engineering, East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai 200237, China
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Crystals 2019, 9(5), 258;
Received: 17 April 2019 / Revised: 14 May 2019 / Accepted: 16 May 2019 / Published: 18 May 2019
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The Cs2SnX6 perovskites have attracted much attention due to excellent optoelectronic properties and high stability. In the present work, we have focused on the morphology control and photoluminescence characteristics of the Cs2SnCl6 perovskite crystals. The synthesis process of the Cs2SnCl6 crystals includes two stages composed of the formation of initial crystals and the growth of Cs2SnCl6; the later originated from the oxidization of CsSnCl3. This process has been confirmed by Scanning electron microscope (SEM) and X-rays diffraction (XRD). By controlling the concentration of the initial reactants and hydrochloric acid in the solution to change the supersaturation of the solution, different crystal morphologies, such as truncated octahedron, octahedron, hexapod, quasi-sphere, have been obtained. In relatively a low supersaturation solution, the amount of growth units dominates the crystal growth process to obtain the hexapod and self-assembly crystals. In contrast, in relatively high supersaturation solution, nucleation predominates to yield small size truncated octahedrons and near-spherical Cs2SnCl6 crystals. The synthesized Cs2SnCl6 crystals have shown a wide emission band peaking at 450 nm with full width at half maximum (FWHM) 63 nm due to the defects introduced by Sn2+. The photoluminescence intensities of crystals synthesized at various conditions exhibited considerable difference, which was about 60 times between the highest and the lowest. View Full-Text
Keywords: lead-free perovskite; Cs2SnCl6; crystal growth; photoluminescence lead-free perovskite; Cs2SnCl6; crystal growth; photoluminescence

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Zhang, H.; Zhu, L.; Cheng, J.; Chen, L.; Liu, C.; Yuan, S. Morphologically Controlled Synthesis of Cs2SnCl6 Perovskite Crystals and Their Photoluminescence Activity. Crystals 2019, 9, 258.

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