Efficient intraband hot carrier relaxation in Sn and Pb perovskite semiconductors mediated by strong electron-phonon coupling

M. Monti, J.M. Woolley, M. Staniforth, A. Wijesekara, S.X. Tao, R.M.I. Bandara, I. Jayawardena, A. Crocker, E. Griffin, S.R.P. Silva, R.A. Hatton, J. Lloyd-Hughes

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The dynamic increase in terahertz photoconductivity resulting from energetic intraband relaxation was used to track the formation of highly mobile charges in thin films of the tin iodide perovskite Cs 1-x Rb x SnI 3 and compared to the lead based Cs 0:05 (FA 0:83 MA 0:17 ) 0:95 Pb(I 0:83 Br 0:17 ) 3 . Energy relaxation times were found to be around 500 fs, comparable to those in GaAs and longer than the ones of the lead-based perovskite (around 300 fs). At low excess energies the efficient intraband relaxation can be understood within the context of the Frohlich electron-phonon interaction. For higher excess energies the photoconductivity rise time lengthens in accordance with carrier injection higher in the bands, or into multiple bands. The findings contribute to the development of design rules for photovoltaic devices capable of extracting hot carriers from perovskite semiconductors.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUltrafast Phenomena and Nanophotonics XXIII
EditorsMarkus Betz, Abdulhakem Y. Elezzabi
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781510624740
Publication statusPublished - 27 Feb 2019
Event23rd Ultrafast Phenomena and Nanophotonics - San Francisco, United States
Duration: 3 Feb 20196 Feb 2019
Conference number: 23

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE


Conference23rd Ultrafast Phenomena and Nanophotonics
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco


  • Electron phonon coupling
  • Frolich
  • Hot carrier relaxation
  • Metal halide perovskite
  • Optical pump terahertz probe
  • Optoelectronics
  • Photovoltaics
  • metal halide perovskite
  • electron phonon coupling
  • photovoltaics


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