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Starkholm, Allan
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Starkholm, A., Kloo, L. & Svensson, P. H. (2019). Polyiodide Hybrid Perovskites: A Strategy To Convert Intrinsic 2D Systems into 3D Photovoltaic Materials. ACS Applied Energy Materials, 2(1), 477-485
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Polyiodide Hybrid Perovskites: A Strategy To Convert Intrinsic 2D Systems into 3D Photovoltaic Materials
2019 (English)In: ACS Applied Energy Materials, ISSN 2574-0962, Vol. 2, no 1, p. 477-485Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Two new organic inorganic hybrid perovskite compounds, (Me3S)(2)Pb5I14*2I(2) (1) and (C8H11S)(2)Pb2I6*I-2 (2), have been synthesized and subsequently characterized in this study. The materials were synthesized from facile one-pot, one-step reactions of lead iodide, corresponding sulfide, methanol, iodine, and hydroiodic acid in the case of 2. Structural analysis reveals the presence of polyiodide entities in both compounds. Compound 1 contains triiodide anions, I-3(-), that are uniquely shared between the 2D inorganic slabs, forming a 3D network. Both 1 and 2 have I-2 molecules that are bridging the inorganic slabs through a structural motif that can be regarded as a tetraiodide anion, I-4(2-). Optical spectroscopy shows band gaps of 1.86 eV for 1 and 1.89 eV for 2. The optoelectronic properties were further investigated with band structure calculations. Single-crystal IV-characteristics of 1 show that the compound is photoactive confirming it as a promising photovoltaic candidate. Compound 1 highlights a novel strategy of designing 3D semiconducting hybrid materials by incorporating polyiodides to provide direct geometric and electronic connections between the semiconducting inorganic perovskite sheets.

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American Chemical Society (ACS), 2019
Keywords
organic inorganic hybrid materials, perovskites, polyiodide, solar cells, dimensionality, iodine
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Chemical Sciences
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urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-245958 (URN)10.1021/acsaem.8b01507 (DOI)000458706900060 ()
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QC 20190314

Available from: 2019-03-14 Created: 2019-03-14 Last updated: 2019-03-14Bibliographically approved
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