Inorganic Ions Assisted the Anisotropic Growth of CsPbCl3 Nanowires with Surface Passivation Effect

Yingying Tang, Xianyi Cao, Alireza Honarfar, Mohamed Abdellah, Chaoyu Chen, José Avila, Maria Carmen Asensio, Leif Hammarström, Jacinto Sa, Sophie E. Canton, Kaibo Zheng, Tõnu Pullerits, Qijin Chi

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All-inorganic halide perovskite nanowires (NWs) exhibit improved thermal and hydrolysis stability and could thus play a vital role in nanoscale optoelectronics. Among them, blue-light-based devices are extremely limited because of the lack of a facile method to obtain high-purity CsPbCl3 NWs. Herein, we report a direct and facile method for the synthesis of CsPbCl3 NWs assisted by inorganic ions that served both as a morphology controlling agent for the anisotropic growth of nanomaterials and a surface passivation species modulating the surface of nanomaterials. This new approach allows us to obtain high-purity and size-uniform NWs as long as 500 nm in length and 20 nm in diameter with high reproducibility. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and ultrafast spectroscopic measurements confirmed that a reduced band gap caused by the surface species of NWs relative to nanocubes (NCs) was achieved at the photon energy of 160 eV because of the hybrid surface passivation contributed by adsorbed inorganic ions. The resulting NWs demonstrate significantly enhanced photoelectrochemical performances, 3.5-fold increase in the photocurrent generation, and notably improved stability compared to their NC counterparts. Our results suggest that the newly designed NWs could be a promising material for the development of nanoscale optoelectronic devices.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)29574-29582
Number of pages9
JournalACS Applied Materials and Interfaces
Issue number35
Publication statusPublished - Sept 5 2018
Externally publishedYes


  • CsPbCl nanowires
  • electron and hole injection
  • inorganic halide perovskite
  • photoelectrochemical cell
  • surface passivation
  • ultrafast spectroscopy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science


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