Inorganic Chemistry, Vol.59, No.1, 533-538, 2020
Room Temperature Synthesis of All Inorganic Lead-Free Zero-Dimensional Cs4SnBr6 and Cs-3 KSnBr6 Perovskites
Lead halide perovskites are excellent candidates for photo-electronic and photovoltaic applications, but the toxicity from lead is extremely concerning. Recently, Sn-based zero-dimensional lead-free perovskites synthesized using solid-state reaction techniques have become a new focus in the field. Here, we report a simple room temperature antisolvent method for the synthesis of all inorganic lead-free green emissive Cs4SnBr6 (emission at 524 nm) and cyan emissive Cs3KSnBr6 (emission at 500 run) zero-dimensional perovskites. Their photoluminescence quantum yields reach 20% and 35%, respectively. In addition, they maintain their emission for 46 and 55 h in the air, respectively, compared to only 5 min of CsSnBr3. This method provides a convenient way to do the research and apply these highly emissive perovskites.