Two-Dimensional Hybrid Perovskite with High-Sensitivity Optical Thermometry Sensors

Mengyu Guan, Jiarui Hao, Lei Qiu, Maxim S. Molokeev, Lixin Ning*, Zhigao Dai*, and Guogang Li// Inorganic Chemistry //

Optical thermometry has gained significant attention due to its remarkable sensitivity and noninvasive, rapid response to temperature changes. However, achieving both high absolute and relative temperature sensitivity in two-dimensional perovskites presents a substantial challenge. Here, we propose a novel approach to address this issue by designing and synthesizing a new narrow-band blue light-emitting two-dimensional perovskite named (C8H12NO2)2PbBr4 using a straightforward solution-based method. Under excitation of near-ultraviolet light, (C8H12NO2)2PbBr4 shows an ultranarrow emission band with the full width at half-maximum (FWHM) of only 19 nm. Furthermore, its luminescence property can be efficiently tuned by incorporating energy transfer from host excitons to Mn2+. This energy transfer leads to dual emission, encompassing both blue and orange emissions, with an impressive energy transfer efficiency of 38.3%. Additionally, we investigated the temperature-dependent fluorescence intensity ratio between blue emission of (C8H12NO2)2PbBr4 and orange emission of Mn2+. Remarkably, (C8H12NO2)2PbBr4:Mn2+ exhibited maximum absolute sensitivity and relative sensitivity values of 0.055 K–1 and 3.207% K–1, respectively, within the temperature range of 80–360 K. This work highlights the potential of (C8H12NO2)2PbBr4:Mn2+ as a promising candidate for optical thermometry sensor application. Moreover, our findings provide valuable insights into the design of narrow-band blue light-emitting perovskites, enabling the achievement of single-component dual emission in optical thermometry sensors.