Rational design of heterojunctions using nanostructured materials is a useful strategy for achieving efficient interfacial charge separation in photovoltaics. Heterojunctions can be constructed between the organic ligands and the inorganic layers in two-dimensional perovskites, taking advantage of their highly programmable structures. Here, we investigate charge transfer and recombination at the interface between the thiophene-based semiconducting ligands and the lead halide inorganic sublattices using time-resolved photoluminescence and transient reflection spectroscopy in single two-dimensional perovskite crystals. These measurements demonstrate the charge transfer time around 10 ps and long-lived charge-separated state over the nanosecond time scale in two-dimensional ligand-perovskite heterostructures. The efficient charge transfer processes coupled with slow charge recombination suggest the potential for improving exciton dissociation and charge transport in two-dimensional perovskite solar cells.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physics and Astronomy(all)
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry