Femtosecond Exciton and Carrier Relaxation Dynamics of Two-Dimensional (2D) and Quasi-2D Tin Perovskites

Sudhakar Narra, Chia Yi Lin, Ashank Seetharaman, Effat Jokar, Eric Wei Guang Diau*

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Abstract

The dynamics of exciton and free-carrier relaxation of low-dimensional tin iodide perovskites, BA2FAn-1SnnI3n+1, where n = 1 (N1), 2 (N2), 5 (N5), and 10 (N10), were investigated with femtosecond transient absorption spectra (TAS). The absorption and photoluminescence spectra of N1 and N2 show exciton characteristics due to quantum confinement, whereas N5 and N10 display a free-carrier nature, the same as for bulk three-dimensional (3D) films. The TAS profiles were fitted according to a global kinetic model with three time coefficients representing the interactions of biexcitons, trions, and excitons for N1 and N2 and hot carriers, cold carriers, and shallow trap carriers for N5 and N10. The carrier relaxation dynamics of N5 and N10 were similar to those of 3D FASnI3 except for the absence of surface recombination in the deep-trap states due to passivation of the grain surfaces by the long alkyl chain for these quasi-2D samples (N5/N10 vs 3D).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)12292-12299
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Physical Chemistry Letters
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - 2021

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