Thermodynamic Control in the Synthesis of Quantum-Confined Blue-Emitting CsPbBr3 Perovskite Nanostrips

Junfu Leng, Tian Wang, Xiaofei Zhao, Evon Woan Yuann Ong, Baisheng Zhu, Jun De Andrew Ng, Ying Chieh Wong, Khoong Hong Khoo, Kaoru Tamada, Zhi Kuang Tan

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

31 Citations (Scopus)


Size control is critical in the synthesis of quantum-confined semiconductor nanocrystals, otherwise known as quantum dots. The achievement of size-uniformity and narrow spectral line-width in quantum dots conventionally relies on a very precise kinetic control of the reactions, where reaction time plays a significant role in defining the final crystal sizes and distribution. Here, we show that synthesis of quantum-confined perovskite nanostrips could be achieved through a thermodynamically controlled reaction, using a low-temperature and ligand-rich approach. The nanostrip growth proceeds through an initial one-dimensional (1D) nanorod stage, followed by the lateral widening of the rod to form a two-dimensional (2D) nanostrip. The spectral characteristics of the final product remain unchanged after prolonged reaction, indicating no signs of crystal ripening and confirming the thermodynamic nature of this reaction. The CsPbBr3 perovskite nanostrips were highly uniform and emit at a deep-blue wavelength of 462 nm with a remarkably narrow line-width of 13 nm. This corresponds to color coordinates of (0.136, 0.049) on the CIE 1931 color space, which fulfils the stringent Rec. 2020 standard for next-generation color displays. The well-passivated nanostrips also possess negligible defects and provide a near-unity photoluminescence quantum yield at 94%. Crucially, the achievement of blue emission through a pure-halide perovskite circumvents the problems of spectral instability that are frequently experienced in mixed-halide perovskite systems. The convenience and scalability of our thermodynamic approach, coupled with the excellent optical attributes, would likely enable these quantum-confined perovskite systems to be the preferred method toward color control in trichromatic display applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2036-2043
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Physical Chemistry Letters
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Mar 19 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


Dive into the research topics of 'Thermodynamic Control in the Synthesis of Quantum-Confined Blue-Emitting CsPbBr3 Perovskite Nanostrips'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this