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Light-controlled multi-phase structuring of perovskite crystal enabled by thermoplasmonic metasurface
preprintposted on 2023-01-17, 17:00 authored by Sergey S. Kharintsev, Elina I. Battalova, Timur A. Mukhametzyanov, Anatoly P. Pushkarev, Ivan G. Scheblykin, Sergey V. Makarov, Eric O. Potma, Dmitry A. Fishman
Halide perovskites belong to an important family of semiconducting materials with unique electronic properties that enable a myriad of applications, especially in photovoltaics and optoelectronics. Their optical properties, including photoluminescence quantum yield, are affected and notably enhanced at crystal imperfections where the symmetry is broken and the density of states increases. These lattice distortions can be introduced through structural phase transitions, allowing charge gradients to appear near the interfaces between phase structures. In this work, we demonstrate controlled multi-phase structuring in a single perovskite crystal. The concept uses cesium lead bromine (CsPbBr3) placed on a thermoplasmonic TiN/Si metasurface and enables single, double and triple phase structures to form on demand above the room temperature. This approach opens up application horizons of dynamically controlled heterostructures with distinctive electronic and enhanced optical properties.