Solution-processed lead-free double perovskite microplatelets with enhanced photoresponse and thermal stability

Zhengxun Lai, Fei Wang, You Meng, Xiuming Bu, Xiaolin Kang, Quan Quan, Wei Wang, Sen Po Yip, Chuntai Liu, Johnny C. Ho

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Due to the better stability and environment-friendly nature, lead-free halide double perovskites are widely explored as promising materials for next-generation photovoltaics and optoelectronics; however, to date, their photoelectric device performance is still not satisfactory. Herein, we report a facile solution-process method to synthesize the recently most popular lead-free halide double perovskite, MA2AgBiBr6, and its all-inorganic counterpart, Cs2AgBiBr6. The obtained MA2AgBiBr6 and Cs2AgBiBr6 films exhibit the microplatelet morphology with excellent crystallinity, distinctly contrasting the ones fabricated by the conventional spin-coating method. Once fabricated into simple photodetectors, the Cs2AgBiBr6 microplatelet devices yield a respectable responsivity of 245 mA W−1 that is two orders of magnitude larger than that of the spin-coated films. More importantly, the response speed of the Cs2AgBiBr6 microplatelets device is as fast as 145 µs, which is higher than most of the values reported in the community of halide double perovskites. When subjected to the thermal stability testing, the Cs2AgBiBr6 microplatelet device can maintain its initial performance after heating to 160°C and cooling down to room temperature in the ambient environment. All these results suggest that the facile solution-process method is capable of fabricating high-quality lead-free double perovskites, enabling their advanced device applications. [Figure not available: see fulltext.]

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1313-1319
Number of pages7
JournalScience China Materials
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 2022

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Materials Science


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