Sb3+ Doping-Induced Triplet Self-Trapped Excitons Emission in Lead-Free Cs2SnCl6 Nanocrystals

J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2019, 10, 23, 7439–7444

Doped halide perovskite nanocrystals (NCs) have opened new opportunities for the emerging optical and optoelectronic applications. Here, we describe a hot-injection synthesis of all-inorganic lead-free Cs2SnCl6 and Sb3+ doped Cs2SnCl6 NCs. Cs2SnCl6 NCs present a blue emission peak at 438 nm, whereas a new broad-band emission peak appears at 615 nm for the Sb3+ doped NCs. Comparative structural and spectral characterizations of Sb3+ doped Cs2SnCl6 NCs with micrometer-sized undoped and Sb3+ doped crystals show that the formation of broad-band orange emission is originted from triplet self-trapped excitons, attributed to the 3Pn1S0 transitions (n = 0, 1, 2). Our results in Sb3+ doped Cs2SnCl6 materials provide insights into the machanisms of doping-induced emission centers, and it extends the existing knowledge of optical properties of doped halide NCs for further studies.