Direct Observation of Bandgap Oscillations Induced by Optical Phonons in Hybrid Lead Iodide Perovskites
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Advanced Functional Materials
Hybrid organic–inorganic perovskites such as methylammonium lead iodide have emerged as promising semiconductors for energy-relevant applications. The interactions between charge carriers and lattice vibrations, giving rise to polarons, have been invoked to explain some of their extraordinary optoelectronic properties. Here, time-resolved optical spectroscopy is performed, with off-resonant pumping and electronic probing, to examine several representative lead iodide perovskites. The temporal oscillations of electronic bandgaps induced by coherent lattice vibrations are reported, which is attributed to antiphase octahedral rotations that dominate in the examined 3D and 2D hybrid perovskites. The off-resonant pumping scheme permits a simplified observation of changes in the bandgap owing to the Ag vibrational mode, which is qualitatively different from vibrational modes of other symmetries and without increased complexity of photogenerated electronic charges. The work demonstrates a strong correlation between the lead–iodide octahedral framework and electronic transitions, and provides further insights into the manipulation of coherent optical phonons and related properties in hybrid perovskites on ultrafast timescales.
coherent optical phonons, electron–phonon coupling, hybrid perovskites, Raman scattering, transient optical spectroscopy
Guo, Peijun; Xia, Yi; Gong, Jue; Cao, Duyen H.; Li, Xiaotong; Li, Xun; Zhang, Qi; Stoumpos, Constantinos C.; Kirschner, Matthew S.; Wen, Haidan; Prakapenka, Vitali B.; Ketterson, John B.; Martinson, Alex B.F.; Xu, Tao; Kanatzidis, Mercouri G.; Chan, Maria K.Y.; and Schaller, Richard D., "Direct Observation of Bandgap Oscillations Induced by Optical Phonons in Hybrid Lead Iodide Perovskites" (2020). NIU Bibliography. 606.
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry