We employed oleylphosphonic acid (OLPA) for the synthesis of CsPbBr3 nanocrystals (NCs). Compared to phosphonic acids with linear alkyl chains, OLPA features a higher solubility in apolar solvents, allowing us to work at lower synthesis temperatures (100 °C), which in turn offer a good control over the NCs size. This can be reduced down to 5.0 nm, giving access to the strong quantum confinement regime. OLPA-based NCs form stable colloidal solutions at very low concentrations (∼1 nM), even when exposed to air. Such stability stems from the high solubility of OLPA in apolar solvents, which enables these molecules to reversibly bind/unbind to/from the NCs, preventing the NCs aggregation/precipitation. Small NCs feature efficient, blue-shifted emission and an ultraslow emission kinetics at cryogenic temperature, in striking difference to the fast decay of larger particles, suggesting that size-related exciton structure and/or trapping-detrapping dynamics determine the thermal equilibrium between coexisting radiative processes.

Stable and Size Tunable CsPbBr3 Nanocrystals Synthesized with Oleylphosphonic Acid

Zhang B.;Goldoni L.;Lambruschini C.;Moni L.;Imran M.;Pianetti A.;De Trizio L.;Manna L.
2020

Abstract

We employed oleylphosphonic acid (OLPA) for the synthesis of CsPbBr3 nanocrystals (NCs). Compared to phosphonic acids with linear alkyl chains, OLPA features a higher solubility in apolar solvents, allowing us to work at lower synthesis temperatures (100 °C), which in turn offer a good control over the NCs size. This can be reduced down to 5.0 nm, giving access to the strong quantum confinement regime. OLPA-based NCs form stable colloidal solutions at very low concentrations (∼1 nM), even when exposed to air. Such stability stems from the high solubility of OLPA in apolar solvents, which enables these molecules to reversibly bind/unbind to/from the NCs, preventing the NCs aggregation/precipitation. Small NCs feature efficient, blue-shifted emission and an ultraslow emission kinetics at cryogenic temperature, in striking difference to the fast decay of larger particles, suggesting that size-related exciton structure and/or trapping-detrapping dynamics determine the thermal equilibrium between coexisting radiative processes.
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