Role of Electron-Phonon Coupling in the Thermal Evolution of Bulk Rashba-Like Spin-Split Lead Halide Perovskites Exhibiting Dual-Band Photoluminescence

Julian A. Steele, Pascal Puech, Bartomeu Monserrat, Bo Wu, Ruo Xi Yang, Thomas Kirchartz, Haifeng Yuan, Guillaume Fleury, David Giovanni, Eduard Fron, Masoumeh Keshavarz, Elke Debroye, Guofu Zhou, Tze Chien Sum, Aron Walsh, Johan Hofkens, Maarten B.J. Roeffaers

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Abstract

The optoelectronic properties of lead halide perovskites strongly depend on their underlying crystal symmetries and dynamics, sometimes exhibiting a dual photoluminescence (PL) emission via Rashba-like effects. Here we exploit spin- and temperature-dependent PL to study single-crystal APbBr3 (A = Cs and methylammonium; CH3NH3) and evaluate the peak energy, intensity, and line width evolutions of their dual emission. Both perovskites exhibit temperature trends governed by two temperature regimes - above and below approximately 100 K - which impose different carrier scattering and radiative recombination dynamics. With increasing temperature, high-energy optical phonons activate near 100 K to drive energy splitting of the dual bands and induce line width broadening via electron-phonon coupling, with a stronger coupling constant inferred for carriers recombining by the spin-split indirect bands, compared to the direct ones. We find that the unusual thermal evolutions of all-inorganic and hybrid bulk lead bromide perovskites are comparable, suggesting A-site independence and the dominance of dynamic effects, and are best understood within a framework that accounts for Rashba-like effects.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2205-2212
Number of pages8
JournalACS Energy Letters
Volume4
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Sep 13

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry (miscellaneous)
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Fuel Technology
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Materials Chemistry

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Steele, J. A., Puech, P., Monserrat, B., Wu, B., Yang, R. X., Kirchartz, T., Yuan, H., Fleury, G., Giovanni, D., Fron, E., Keshavarz, M., Debroye, E., Zhou, G., Sum, T. C., Walsh, A., Hofkens, J., & Roeffaers, M. B. J. (2019). Role of Electron-Phonon Coupling in the Thermal Evolution of Bulk Rashba-Like Spin-Split Lead Halide Perovskites Exhibiting Dual-Band Photoluminescence. ACS Energy Letters, 4(9), 2205-2212. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsenergylett.9b01427