"Pressure Effects on the Electronic and Optical Properties in Low-Dimensional Metal Halide Perovskites"

Long Zhang: Kai Wang, Yu Lin, and Bo Zou; The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, 05/26/20.

Additional Authors: Kai Wang, Yu Lin, and Bo Zou

Abstract:

Metal halide perovskites have shown enormous potential in perovskite solar cells and light-emitting diodes and made unprecedented progress in the past decade. Pressure engineering as an effective technique can systematically modify the electronic structures and physical properties of functional materials. Low-dimensional metal halide perovskites (0D, 1D, and 2D) with a variety of compositions have soft lattices that allow pressure to drastically modulate their structures and properties. High-pressure investigations have obtained a comprehensive understanding of their structure–property relationships. Simultaneously, discoveries of novel pressure-driven properties, such as metallization and partially retained band gap narrowing have contributed significantly to the further development of such materials. In this Perspective, we mainly highlight the effect of pressure on the properties and structures of low-dimensional metal halide perovskites, which is essential for designing new perovskite materials and advancing applications.