Observation of unusual optical band structure of CH3NH3PbI3 perovskite single crystal.
Extensive efforts have been undertaken on the photoelectric physics of hybrid organolead halide perovskites to unveil the reason for the attractive photovoltaic performance. Yet, the resulting evidences are far from being fully conclusive. Herein, we provide another direct support for this issue. In addition to the observation on the conventional band edge at 1.58 eV that presents a blueshift toward temperature increase, interestingly, we also observe an unusual optical band edge at 1.48 eV in CH3NH3PbI3 perovskite single crystals. Contrary to the conventional band edge, this one shows an obvious redshift toward the enhancement in temperature, in agreement with the Varshni relation. More interestingly, the unusual band edge exhibits a series of obvious absorption and photocurrent signals, but the according photoluminescence signals are not observable. This indicates that this band edge is particularly beneficial for the photovoltaic effect due to the inhibited radiative recombination. The kinetics on photo-involved charge transition and transfer are investigated using the pump-probe photoconductivity technique, and a changeable band structure model was proposed.
Publisher URL: http://arxiv.org/abs/1707.03978
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