Light-Induced Self-Assembly of Cubic CsPbBr3 Perovskite Nanocrystals into Nanowires

by Jiakai Liu, Kepeng Song, Yongwoo Shin, Xin Liu, Jie Chen, Ke Xin Yao, Jun Pan, Chen Yang, Jun Yin, Liang-Jin Xu, Haoze Yang, Ahmed M El-Zohry, Bin Xin, Somak Mitra, Mohamed Nejib Hedhili, Iman S Roqan, Omar F Mohammed, Yu Han, Osman M Bakr
Year: 2019 DOI:


The rapid development of halide perovskite synthesis offers the opportunity to fabricate high-quality perovskite nanocrystals (NCs), whose structural uniformity can lead to assembled supra-structures with improved device performance and novel collective properties. Light is known to significantly affect the structure and properties of halide perovskites and plays a crucial role in the growth and assembly of their crystals. Nevertheless, the light-induced growth mechanisms of perovskite NCs are not yet clearly understood. In this work, we performed a systematic study of the visible-light-induced template-free synthesis of CsPbBr3 nanowires (NWs) generated through self-assembly of cubic (in phase and close to cubic morphology) NCs. Using atomic-resolution electron microscopy, we visualized the cubic-to-orthorhombic phase transition in NCs and the interface between coalesced NCs. Remarkably, the images of the …


Light-Induced Self-Assembly of Cubic CsPbBr3 Perovskite Nanocrystals into Nanowires