Publications associated with Advanced Functional Materials and Devices Group

Hybrid Organic/Inorganic Perovskite-Polymer Nanocomposites: Toward the Enhancement of Structural and Electrical Properties.

The journal of physical chemistry letters 8 (2017) 5981-5986

A Privitera, M Righetto, M De Bastiani, F Carraro, M Rancan, L Armelao, G Granozzi, R Bozio, L Franco

Hybrid organic/inorganic perovskite nanoparticles (NPs) have garnered remarkable research attention because of their promising photophysical properties. New and interesting properties emerge after combining perovskite NPs with semiconducting materials. Here, we report the synthesis and investigation of a composite material obtained by mixing CH3NH3PbBr3 nanocrystals with the semiconducting polymer poly(3-hexylthiophene) (P3HT). By the combination of structural techniques and optical and magnetic spectroscopies we observed multiple effects of the perovskite NPs on the P3HT: (i) an enlargement of P3HT crystalline domains, (ii) a strong p-doping of the P3HT, and (iii) an enhancement of interchain order typical of H-aggregates. These observations open a new avenue toward innovative perovskite NP-based applications.

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