Single crystals of caesium formamidinium lead halide perovskites: solution growth and gamma dosimetry
Kovalenko, Maksym V.
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Formamidinium (FA)-based hybrid lead halide perovskites (FAPbX3, X=I or Br/I) have recently led to significant improvements in the performance of perovskite photovoltaics. The remaining major pitfall is the instability of α-FAPbI3, causing the phase transition from the desired three-dimensional cubic perovskite phase to a non-perovskite one-dimensional hexagonal lattice. In this work, we report the facile, inexpensive, solution-phase growth of cm-scale single crystals (SCs) of variable composition CsxFA1−xPbI3−yBry (x=0–0.1, y=0–0.6) which exhibit improved phase stability compared to the parent α-FAPbI3 compound. These SCs possess outstanding electronic quality, manifested by a high-carrier mobility–lifetime product of up to 1.2 × 10−1 cm2 V−1 and a low dark carrier density that, combined with the high absorptivity of high-energy photons by Pb and I, allows the sensitive detection of gamma radiation. With stable operation up to 30 V, these novel SCs have been used in a prototype of a gamma-counting dosimeter. Show more
Journal / seriesNPG Asia Materials
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PublisherNature Publishing Group
Organisational unit03934 - Kovalenko, Maksym / Kovalenko, Maksym
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