Date Published: November 24, 2018
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Inc.
Author(s): Long Zhang, Lianwei Wu, Kai Wang, Bo Zou.
2D Ruddlesden–Popper halide perovskites, which incorporate hydrophobic organic interlayers to considerably improve environmental stability and optical properties diversity, have attracted substantial research attention for optoelectronic applications. The burgeoning broad emission arising from exciton self‐trapping of 2D perovskites shows a strong dependence on a deformable structure. Here, the pressure‐induced broadband emission of layered (001) Pb‐Br perovskite with a large Stokes shift in the visible region is observed by finely improving lattice distortion to increase exciton–phonon coupling under hydrostatic pressure. Band gap narrows ≈0.5 eV under modest pressure, mainly due to the large compressibility of the orientational organic layer, confirming that the bulky organic cations notably influence the structure and, in turn, the various properties of materials. Sequential amorphization of the organic and inorganic layer is confirmed by high pressure Raman and X‐ray diffraction measurements, suggesting the particularity of layered crystal structures. The mechanism constructed here offers a new route for tuning the optical properties of 2D perovskites.
The authors declare no conflict of interest.