Phonon Interaction and Phase Transition in Single Formamidinium Lead Bromide Quantum Dots

Oliver Pfingsten, Julian Klein, Loredana Protesescu, Maryna I. Bodnarchuk, Maksym V. Kovalenko, Gerd Bacher

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Formamidinium lead bromide (FAPbBr(3)) quantum dots (QDs) are promising materials for light emitting applications in the visible spectral region because of their high photoluminescence (PL) quantum yield (QY) and the enhanced chemical stability as compared to, for instance, methylammonium based analogues. Toward practical harnessing of their compelling optical characteristics, the exciton recombination process, and in particular the exciton-phonon interaction and the impact of crystal phase transition, has to be understood in detail. This is addressed in this contribution by PL studies on single colloidal FAPbBr(3) QDs. Polarization resolved PL measurements reveal a fine structure splitting of excitonic transitions due to the Rashba effect. Distinct phonon replica have been observed within energetic distances of 4.3 +/- 0.5, 8.6 +/- 0.9, and 13.2 +/- 1.1 meV from the zero phonon line, which we attribute to vibrational modes of the lead bromide lattice. Additional vibrational modes of 18.6 +/- 0.3 and 38.8 +/- 1.1 meV are found and related to liberation modes of the formamidinium (FA) cation. Temperature-dependent PL spectra reveal a line broadening of the emission caused by exciton phonon interaction as well an unusual energy shift which is attributed to a crystal phase transition within the single QD.

Originele taal-2English
Pagina's (van-tot)4440-4446
Aantal pagina's7
TijdschriftNano Letters
Nummer van het tijdschrift7
StatusPublished - jul-2018
Extern gepubliceerdJa

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