Confinement and Exciton Binding Energy Effects on Hot Carrier Cooling in Lead Halide Perovskite Nanomaterials

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The relaxation of the above-gap (“hot”) carriers in lead halide perovskites (LHPs) is important for applications in photovoltaics and offers insights into carrier-carrier and carrier-phonon interactions. However, the role of quantum confinement in the hot carrier dynamics of nanosystems is still disputed. Here, we devise a single approach, ultrafast pump-push-probe spectroscopy, to study carrier cooling in six different size-controlled LHP nanomaterials. In cuboidal nanocrystals, we observe only a weak size effect on the cooling dynamics. In contrast, two-dimensional systems show suppression of the hot phonon bottleneck effect common in bulk perovskites. The proposed kinetic model describes the intrinsic and density-dependent cooling times accurately in all studied perovskite systems using only carrier-carrier, carrier-phonon, and excitonic coupling constants. This highlights the impact of exciton formation on carrier cooling and promotes dimensional confinement as a tool for engineering carrier-phonon and carrier-carrier interactions in LHP optoelectronic materials.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6638-6648
Number of pages11
JournalACS nano
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 11 Apr 2023

External IDs

PubMed 36939330
WOS 000962222000001


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  • hot carriers, nanocrystals, nanoplatelets, two-dimensional perovskites, ultrafast spectroscopy, Nanoplatelets, Nanocrystals, Two-dimensional perovskites, Hot carriers, Ultrafast spectroscopy