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Perovskite nanoplatelets show optical properties conducive to light-emitting technologies

In a Nano Convergence paper, scientists report that CsPbBr3 nanoplatelets (less than three monolayers in thickness) have optical properties conducive to light-emitting technologies

Scientific Achievement

This work determined the anisotropic optical properties

of perovskite (CsPbBr3) nanoplatelets (NPLs) with different thicknesses using photoselection methods. The data revealed that thinner nanoplatelets -- three monolayers and less -- have absorption and emission transitions that are strongly plane-polarized. Anisotropy decreases with number of monolayers

Significance and Impact

Dominant planar emission is a valuable asset for improving the efficiency of light-emitting technologies.

Research Details

  • Fluorescence anisotropy measurements indicated that the band-edge absorption and emission for ensembles of the NPLs exceeds 0.08, approaching the theoretical value of perfect in-plane polarization of 0.1.

Work was performed in part at the Center for Nanoscale Materials.

DOI10.1186/s40580-023-00367-5 (2023)

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