Machine Learning Accelerated Prediction of Self-Trapped Excitons in Double Halide Perovskites

Baian Chen, Rui Chen, Bolong Huang

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Broadband emission induced by self-trapped excitons (STEs) in double halide perovskites (DHPs) has received continuous attention in recent years. However, the comprehensive understanding of the STEs formation mechanism is still in its early stage. The corresponding roles of different B-site cations also remain unclear in these advanced materials. The lack of an effective STEs database for DHPs hinders the efficient discovery of potential optoelectronic materials with strong STEs. Herein, a systematic STEs database is built for DHPs through density functional theory (DFT) calculations and proposed a highly efficient predictive machine learning (ML) model of the Huang–Rhys factor S for the first time. Results reveal the different contributions of two B-site metal cations to the formation of STEs in DHPs, which helps to understand the in-depth nature of STEs. Based on the accurate predictions of the effective phonon frequency ω (Formula presented.), it is further realized that the prediction of S without conducting the time-consuming phonon property calculations of DHPs offers new opportunities for exploring the STEs. Combining DFT calculations and ML techniques, this study supplies an effective approach to efficiently discover the potential novel optoelectronic materials, which provides important guidance for the future exploration of promising solid-state phosphors.

Original languageEnglish
Article number2300134
JournalAdvanced Energy and Sustainability Research
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2023


  • density functional theory calculations
  • double halide perovskites
  • electron-phonon coupling
  • machine learning
  • self-trapped excitons

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Ecology
  • Waste Management and Disposal
  • Environmental Science (miscellaneous)


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