Simultaneously achieving both broad absorption and sharp emission in the near-infrared (NIR) is challenging. Coupling of an efficient absorber such as lead halide perovskites to lanthanide emissive species is a promising way to meet the demands for visible-to-NIR spectral conversion. However, lead-based perovskite sensitizers suffer from relatively narrow absorption in the visible range, poor stability, and toxicity. Herein, we introduce a downshifting configuration based on lead-free cesium manganese bromide nanocrystals acting as broad visible absorbers coupled to sharp emission in the NIR-I and NIR-II spectral regions. To achieve this, we synthesized CsMnBr3 and Cs3MnBr5 nanocrystals and attempted to dope them with a series of lanthanides, achieving success only with CsMnBr3. The correlation of the lanthanide emission to the CsMnBr3 visible absorption was confirmed with steady-state excitation spectra and time-resolved photoluminescence measurements, whereas the mechanism of downconversion from the CsMnBr3 matrix to the lanthanides was understood by density functional theory calculations. This study shows that lead-free metal halides with an appropriate phase are effective sensitizers for lanthanides and offer a route to efficient downshifting applications.

Cesium Manganese Bromide Nanocrystal Sensitizers for Broadband Vis-to-NIR Downshifting

Zito J.;Campolucci M.;Locardi F.;
2022

Abstract

Simultaneously achieving both broad absorption and sharp emission in the near-infrared (NIR) is challenging. Coupling of an efficient absorber such as lead halide perovskites to lanthanide emissive species is a promising way to meet the demands for visible-to-NIR spectral conversion. However, lead-based perovskite sensitizers suffer from relatively narrow absorption in the visible range, poor stability, and toxicity. Herein, we introduce a downshifting configuration based on lead-free cesium manganese bromide nanocrystals acting as broad visible absorbers coupled to sharp emission in the NIR-I and NIR-II spectral regions. To achieve this, we synthesized CsMnBr3 and Cs3MnBr5 nanocrystals and attempted to dope them with a series of lanthanides, achieving success only with CsMnBr3. The correlation of the lanthanide emission to the CsMnBr3 visible absorption was confirmed with steady-state excitation spectra and time-resolved photoluminescence measurements, whereas the mechanism of downconversion from the CsMnBr3 matrix to the lanthanides was understood by density functional theory calculations. This study shows that lead-free metal halides with an appropriate phase are effective sensitizers for lanthanides and offer a route to efficient downshifting applications.
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