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  1. The unique physical properties of two-dimensional (2D) metal halide perovskites (MHPs) such as nonlinear optics, anisotropic charge transport, and ferroelectricity have made these materials promising candidates for multifunctional applications. Recently, fluorine derivatives such as 4,4-difluoropiperidinium lead iodide perovskite or (4,4-DFPD, C 5 H 10 F 2 N) 2 PbI 4 have shown strong ferroelectricity as compared to other 2D MHPs. Although it was previously addressed that the ferroelectricity in MHPs can be affected by illumination, the underlying physical mechanisms of light–ferroelectricity interaction in 2D MHPs are still lacking. Here, we explore the electromechanical responses in 4,4-(DFPD) 2 PbI 4 thin films using advanced scanning probe microscopy techniques revealing ferroelectric domain structures. Hysteretic ferroelectric loops measured by contact-Kelvin probe force microscopy are dependent on domain structures under dark conditions, while ferroelectricity weakens under illumination. The X-ray diffraction patterns exhibit significant changes in preferential orientation of individual lattice planes under illumination. Particularly, the reduced intensity of the (1 1 1) lattice plane under illumination leads to transitioning from a ferroelectric to a paraelectric phase. The instability of positive ions, especially molecular organic cations, is observed under illumination by time-of-flight secondary ion mass spectrometry. The combination of crystallographic orientation and chemical changes undermore »illumination clearly contributes to the origin of light–ferroelectricity interaction in 2D (4,4-DFPD, C 5 H 10 F 2 N) 2 PbI 4 .« less
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    Unique optoelectronic, electronic, and sensing properties of hybrid organic–inorganic perovskites (HOIPs) are underpinned by the complex interactions between electronic and ionic states. Here, the photoinduced field ion migration in HOIPs is directly observed. Using newly developed local probe time‐resolved techniques, more significant CH3NH3+migration than I/Brmigration in HOIPs is unveiled. It is found that light illumination only induces CH3NH3+migration but not I/Brmigration. By directly observing temporal changes in bias‐induced and photoinduced ion migration in device conditions, it is revealed that light illumination suppresses the bias‐induced ion redistribution in the lateral device. These findings, being a necessary compensation of previous understandings of ion migration in HOIPs based on simulations and static and/or indirect measurements, offer advanced insights into the distinct light effects on the migration of organic cation and halides in HOIPs, which are expected to be helpful for improving the performance and the long‐term stability of HOIPs optoelectronics.

  3. Abstract

    A new approach to generate a two‐photon up‐conversion photoluminescence (PL) by directly exciting the gap states with continuous‐wave (CW) infrared photoexcitation in solution‐processing quasi‐2D perovskite films [(PEA)2(MA)4Pb5Br16withn= 5] is reported. Specifically, a visible PL peaked at 520 nm is observed with the quadratic power dependence by exciting the gap states with CW 980 nm laser excitation, indicating a two‐photon up‐conversion PL occurring in quasi‐2D perovskite films. Decreasing the gap states by reducing thenvalue leads to a dramatic decrease in the two‐photon up‐conversion PL signal. This confirms that the gap states are indeed responsible for generating the two‐photon up‐conversion PL in quasi‐2D perovskites. Furthermore, mechanical scratching indicates that the different‐n‐value nanoplates are essentially uniformly formed in the quasi‐2D perovskite films toward generating multi‐photon up‐conversion light emission. More importantly, the two‐photon up‐conversion PL is found to be sensitive to an external magnetic field, indicating that the gap states are essentially formed as spatially extended states ready for multi‐photon excitation. Polarization‐dependent up‐conversion PL studies reveal that the gap states experience the orbit–orbit interaction through Coulomb polarization to form spatially extended states toward developing multi‐photon up‐conversion light emission in quasi‐2D perovskites.