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Title: Enhancing and Extinguishing the Different Emission Features of 2D (EA 1− x FA x ) 4 Pb 3 Br 10 Perovskite Films

2D hybrid perovskites are attractive for optoelectronic devices. In thin films, the color of optical emission and the texture of crystalline domains are often difficult to control. Here, a method for extinguishing or enhancing different emission features is demonstrated for the family of 2D Ruddlesden–Popper perovskites (EA1−xFAx)4Pb3Br10(EA = ethylammonium, FA = formamidinium). When grown from aqueous hydrobromic acid, crystals of (EA1−xFAx)4Pb3Br10retain all the emission features of their parent compound, (EA)4Pb3Br10. Surprisingly, when grown from dimethylformamide (DMF), an emission feature, likely self‐trapped exciton (STE), near 2.7 eV is missing. Extinction of this feature is correlated with DMF being incorporated between the 2D Pb‐Br sheets, forming (EA1−xFAx)4Pb3Br10∙(DMF)y. Without FA, films grown from DMF form (EA)4Pb3Br10, retain little solvent, and have strong emission near 2.7 eV. Slowing the kinetics of film growth strengthens a different emission feature, likely a different type of STE, which is much broader and present in all compositions. Films of (EA1−xFAx)4Pb3Br10∙(DMF)yhave large, micron‐sized domains and homogeneous orientation of the semiconducting sheets, resulting in low electronic disorder near the absorption edge. The ability to selectively strengthen or extinguish different emission features in films of (EA1−xFAx)4Pb3Br10∙(DMF)yreveals a pathway to tune the emission color in these compounds.

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Wiley Blackwell (John Wiley & Sons)
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Advanced Optical Materials
Medium: X
Sponsoring Org:
National Science Foundation
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