Unraveling Charge Carriers Generation, Diffusion, and Recombination in Formamidinium Lead Triiodide Perovskite Polycrystalline Thin Film.

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We report on studies of the formamidinium lead triiodide (FAPbI3) perovskite film using time-resolved terahertz (THz) spectroscopy (TRTS) and flash photolysis to explore charge carriers generation, migration, and recombination. The TRTS results show that upon femtosecond excitation above the absorption edge, the initial high photoconductivity (∼75 cm(2) V(-1) s(-1)) remains constant at least up to 8 ns, which corresponds to a diffusion length of 25 μm. Pumping below the absorption edge results in a mobility of 40 cm(2) V(-1) s(-1) suggesting lower mobility of charge carriers located at the bottom of the conduction band or shallow sub-bandgap states. Furthermore, analysis of the THz kinetics reveals rising components of <1 and 20 ps, reflecting dissociation of excitons having different binding energies. Flash photolysis experiments indicate that trapped charge carriers persist for milliseconds.


  • Piotr Piatkowski
  • Boiko Cohen
  • Carlito Ponseca
  • Manuel Salado
  • Samrana Kazim
  • Shahzada Ahmad
  • Villy Sundström
  • Abderrazzak Douhal
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  • Physical Chemistry
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)204-210
JournalThe Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Publication categoryResearch