Long Persistent Luminescence from All-Inorganic Perovskite Nanocrystals

Hao Zhang, Ze Yang, Lei Zhao, Jiangyan Cao, Xue Yu, Yang Yang, Siufung Yu, Jianbei Qiu, Xuhui Xu

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The advantages of ultrahigh photoluminescence quantum yield and narrow spectral bandwidth of all-inorganic lead halide perovskite nanocrystals (NCs) enable them as the most potential candidates for optoelectronic applications. However, it is difficult to obtain long persistent luminescence from inorganic perovskite nanocrystals as the creation of effective trapping centers comes along with the generation of nonradioactive recombination centers. Here, replacing Pb2+ by appropriate lanthanide ions (Ln3+) in CsPbBr3 nanocrystals that are embedded inside an amorphous transparent medium via a high-temperature (≈500 °C) fabrication process is proposed to achieve stable and effective trapping centers. Furthermore, the surface coating of the enclosed nanocrystals prevents the formation of surface defects, leading to long persistent luminescence from CsPbBr3: Ln3+ NCs. The CsPbBr3: Ln3+ NCs with unprecedented high color purity (≈89.9%) and long lasting time of more than 1800 s could be a promising candidate for the application in anti-counterfeiting.

Original languageEnglish
Article number2000585
JournalAdvanced Optical Materials
Issue number18
Early online date18 Jun 2020
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2020


  • high color purity
  • inorganic perovskite nanocrystals
  • lanthanide ions
  • long persistent luminescence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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