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Resolving Enhanced Mn2+ Luminescence near the Surface of CsPbCl3 with Time-Resolved Cathodoluminescence Imaging.

  • Author(s): Wai, Rebecca B
  • Ramesh, Namrata
  • Aiello, Clarice D
  • Raybin, Jonathan G
  • Zeltmann, Steven E
  • Bischak, Connor G
  • Barnard, Edward
  • Aloni, Shaul
  • Ogletree, D Frank
  • Minor, Andrew M
  • Ginsberg, Naomi S
  • et al.

Mn2+ doping of lead halide perovskites has garnered recent interest because it produces stable orange luminescence in tandem with perovskite emission. Here, we observe enhanced Mn2+ luminescence at the edges of Mn2+-doped CsPbCl3 perovskite microplates and suggest an explanation for its origin using the high spatiotemporal resolution of time-resolved cathodoluminescence (TRCL) imaging. We reveal two luminescent decay components that we attribute to two different Mn2+ populations. While each component appears to be present both near the surface and in the bulk, the origin of the intensity variation stems from a higher proportion of the longer lifetime component near the perovskite surface. We suggest that this higher emission is caused by an increased probability of electron-hole recombination on Mn2+ near the perovskite surface due to an increased trap concentration there. This observation suggests that such surface features have yet untapped potential to enhance emissive properties via control of surface-to-volume ratio.

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