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Bandgap Narrowing in Bi-Doped CH3NH3PbCl3 Perovskite Single Crystals and Thin Films

Bandgap Narrowing in Bi-Doped CH3NH3PbCl3 Perovskite Single Crystals and Thin Films
Shuanhu Wang, Hong Yan, Kexin Jin, Zhan Zhang, Shujin Guo, Lixia Ren, Min Wang
Single crystals of heterovalent Bi-doped CH3NH3PbCl3 perovskite have been successfully grown through the inverse temperature crystallization method. Bandgap narrowing of 300 meV (a 55 nm red-shifting absorption edge) is obtained for the nominal 20% Bi-doped crystal with the host structure and the energy at the top of the valence band invariable. It is observed that the contact between the Au electrodes and single crystals transforms from Ohmic to Schottky, and the conductivity increases with increasing Bi doping level. By contrast, the Bi-doped CH3NH3PbCl3 thin films are also prepared, and the similar bandgap narrowing is found, although the narrowing degree is less than that in single crystals. This work has a comprehensive understanding of Bi-doped single crystals and thin films, providing further optoelectronic applications for these promising solution-processed hybrid perovskite semiconductor materials.

Publisher URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpcc.7b06248

DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.7b06248

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