Kinetic Control for Continuously Tunable Lattice Parameters, Size, and Composition during CsPbX3 (X = Cl, Br, I) Nanorod Synthesis. Academic Article uri icon


  • The fast kinetics of all-inorganic CsPbX3 (X = Cl, Br, or I) nanocrystal growth entail that many synthetic strategies for structural control established in other semiconductor systems do not apply. Rather, products are often determined by thermodynamic factors, limiting the range of synthetic outcomes and functionality. In this study, we show how reaction kinetics are significantly slowed if nanocrystals are prepared using a dual injection strategy that moderates the crucial interaction between cesium and halide during nucleation and growth. The result is highly uniform nanorod or cuboid nanocrystals with a controllable size and aspect ratio across the quantum confinement regime, obtainable for both pure and mixed halide compositions. Further, the crystal lattice is continuously tunable between the tetragonal (I4/mcm) and orthorhombic (Pbnm) phases, independent of the overall nanorod morphology, enabling significantly more sophisticated structure-property relationships that can be tailored during this kinetically controlled synthesis.

published proceedings

  • ACS Nano

altmetric score

  • 0.75

author list (cited authors)

  • Wen, J., Rodrguez Ortiz, F. A., Champ, A., & Sheldon, M. T.

citation count

  • 9

complete list of authors

  • Wen, Je-Ruei||Rodríguez Ortiz, Freddy Alberto||Champ, Anna||Sheldon, Matthew T

publication date

  • January 2022