The versatile hybrid perovskite nanocrystals are one of the most promising materials for optoelectronics in virtue of their tunable bandgaps and high photoluminescence quantum yields. However, their inherent crystalline chemical structure limits the chiroptical properties achievable with the material. The production of chiral perovskites has become an active field of research for its promising applications in optics, chemistry or biology. Typically, chiral halide perovskites are obtained by the incorporation of different chiral moieties in the material. Unfortunately, these chemically modified perovskites have demonstrated moderate values of chiral photoluminescence so far.
Here we introduce a general and scalable approach to produce chiral photoluminescence from arbitrary nano-emitters assembled into 2D-chiral metasurfaces. The fabrication via nanoimprinting lithography employs elastomeric molds engraved with chiral motifs covering millimeter areas that are used to pattern two types of unmodified colloidal perovskite nanocrystal inks: green-emissive CsPbBr3 and red-emissive CsPbBr1I2. The perovskite 2D-metasurfaces exhibit remarkable photoluminescence dissymmetry factors (glum) of 0.16 that can be further improved up to glum of 0.3 by adding a high refractive index coating on the metasurfaces. This scalable approach to produce chiral photoluminescent thin films paves the way for the seamless production of bright chiral light sources for upcoming optoelectronic applications.
Sustainable energy conversion & storage systems
Nanoimprinted 2D-chiral Perovskite Nanocrystal Metasurfaces for Circularly Polarized Photoluminescence
Jose Mendoza-Carreño, Pau Molet, Clara Otero-Martínez, Maria Isabel Alonso, Lakshminarayana Polavarapu, Agustín Mihi
Adv. Mater.. Accepted Author Manuscript 2210477