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Stable biexcitons in two-dimensional metal-halide perovskites with strong dynamic lattice disorder

Thouin, Félix; Neutzner, Stefanie; Cortecchia, Daniele; Dragomir, Vlad Alexandru; Soci, Cesare; Salim, Teddy; Lam, Yeng Ming; Leonelli, Richard; Petrozza, Annamaria; Kandada, Ajay Ram Srimath; Silva, Carlos

By 12 March 2019No Comments

Physical Review Materials, 2018, vol 2, 3,



With strongly bound and stable excitons at room temperature, single-layer, two-dimensional organic-inorganic hybrid perovskites are viable semiconductors for light-emitting quantum optoelectronics applications. In such a technological context, it is imperative to comprehensively explore all the factors — chemical, electronic and structural — that govern strong multi-exciton correlations. Here, by means of two-dimensional coherent spectroscopy, we examine excitonic many-body effects in pure, single-layer (PEA)$_2$PbI$_4$ (PEA = phenylethylammonium). We determine the binding energy of biexcitons — correlated two-electron, two-hole quasiparticles — to be $44 pm 5$,meV at room temperature. The extraordinarily high values are similar to those reported in other strongly excitonic two-dimensional materials such as transition-metal dichalchogenides. Importantly, we show that this binding energy increases by $sim25$% upon cooling to 5,K. Our work highlights the importance of multi-exciton correlations in this class of technologically promising, solution-processable materials, in spite of the strong effects of lattice fluctuations and dynamic disorder.

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