Alloying Cs+ into Rb2ZrCl6:Te4+ toward highly efficient and stable perovskite variants

Zhou, Jun; Rong, Ximing; Molokeev, Maxim S.; et al. MATERIALS CHEMISTRY FRONTIERS ,

Doping or alloying in perovskites and perovskite variants provides a promising way for modulating the electronic and photoluminescence properties and the structural stability. In this work, a series of yellow-emitting Rb2−xCsxZrCl6:Te4+ solid solution phosphors were prepared by a hydrothermal method, and their broad emission is assigned to the triplet 3P11S0 self-trapped excitons (STEs). Upon increasing the alloying ion Cs+, the yellow emission can be greatly enhanced by a stronger Jahn–Teller distortion. Moreover, Cs2ZrCl6:Te4+ shows a high photoluminescence quantum yield (PLQY), and impressive thermal and anti-water stability. This doping–alloying strategy presents a new direction towards designing lead-free, high-performance and stable perovskite derivatives.