Super-Bright Green Perovskite Light-Emitting Diodes Using Ionic Liquid Additives

Priyabrata Sadhukhan, Min Seong Kim, Sung Doo Baek, Jae Min Myoung

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Halide perovskites have potential for use in next-generation low-cost, high-efficiency, and highly color-pure light-emitting diodes (LED) that can be used in various applications, such as flat and flexible displays and solid-state lighting. However, they still lag behind other mature technologies, such as organic LEDs and inorganic LEDs, in terms of performance, particularly brightness. This lag is partly due to the insulating nature of the long-chain organic ligands used to control the perovskite-film morphology. Herein, a 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium tetrafluoroborate ionic liquid (IL) is incorporated as a potential additive with CsPbBr3 perovskite precursors, which results in a super-bright green perovskite light emitting diode (PeLED) achieving a peak luminance of 3.28 × 105 cd m−2 only at a bias voltage of 6 V, with a peak external quantum efficiency of 13.75%. This achievement is the outcome of multirole support from IL that simultaneously enables superior control over the perovskite-film morphology, passivates defects, modifies the band energy levels, and prevents ion migration. Hence, this work demonstrates IL as a novel alternative additive with the potential to outperform conventional long-chain ligands in high-performance PeLED device fabrication.

Original languageEnglish
JournalSmall Methods
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2023

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by Samsung Research Funding & Incubation Center of Samsung Electronics under the project number SRFC‐MA 1901‐52.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2023 Wiley-VCH GmbH.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)


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