Highly Efficient Broadband Yellow Phosphor Based on Zero-Dimensional Tin Mixed-Halide Perovskite


Organic-inorganic hybrid metal halide perovskites have emerged as a highly promising class of light emitters, which can be used as phosphors for optically pumped white light-emitting diodes (WLEDs). By controlling the structural dimensionality, metal halide perovskites can exhibit tunable narrow and broadband emissions from the free-exciton and self-trapped excited states, respectively. Here, we report a highly efficient broadband yellow light emitter based on zero-dimensional tin mixed-halide perovskite (C4N2H14Br)4SnBrxI6-x (x = 3). This rare-earth-free ionically bonded crystalline material possesses a perfect host-dopant structure, in which the light-emitting metal halide species (SnBrxI6-x4-, x = 3) are completely isolated from each other and embedded in the wide band gap organic matrix composed of C4N2H14Br-. The strongly Stokes-shifted broadband yellow emission that peaked at 582 nm from this phosphor, which is a result of excited state structural reorganization, has an extremely large full width at half-maximum of 126 nm and a high photoluminescence quantum efficiency of ∼85% at room temperature. UV-pumped WLEDs fabricated using this yellow emitter together with a commercial europium-doped barium magnesium aluminate blue phosphor (BaMgAl10O17:Eu2+) can exhibit high color rendering indexes of up to 85.

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perovskite, lead-free, od structure, yellow phosphor, white leds

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Zhou, Chenkun, Yu Tian, Zhao Yuan, Haoran Lin, Banghao Chen, Ronald Clark, Tristan Dilbeck et al. "Highly efficient broadband yellow phosphor based on zero-dimensional tin mixed-halide perovskite." ACS applied materials & interfaces 9, no. 51 (2017): 44579-44583.

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ACS applied materials & interfaces