Precise Control of Quantum Confinement in Cesium Lead Halide Perovskite Quantum Dots via Thermodynamic Equilibrium. Academic Article uri icon


  • Cesium lead halide (CsPbX3) nanocrystals have emerged as a new family of materials that can outperform the existing semiconductor nanocrystals due to their superb optical and charge-transport properties. However, the lack of a robust method for producing quantum dots with controlled size and high ensemble uniformity has been one of the major obstacles in exploring the useful properties of excitons in zero-dimensional nanostructures of CsPbX3. Here, we report a new synthesis approach that enables the precise control of the size based on the equilibrium rather than kinetics, producing CsPbX3 quantum dots nearly free of heterogeneous broadening in their exciton luminescence. The high level of size control and ensemble uniformity achieved here will open the door to harnessing the benefits of excitons in CsPbX3 quantum dots for photonic and energy-harvesting applications.

published proceedings

  • Nano Lett

altmetric score

  • 0.25

author list (cited authors)

  • Dong, Y., Qiao, T., Kim, D., Parobek, D., Rossi, D., & Son, D. H.

citation count

  • 244

complete list of authors

  • Dong, Yitong||Qiao, Tian||Kim, Doyun||Parobek, David||Rossi, Daniel||Son, Dong Hee

publication date

  • June 2018