Efficient generation of emissive many-body correlations in copper-doped colloidal quantum wells

Yu J., Sharma M., Li M., Liu B., Hernández-Martínez P. L., Delikanli S., ...More

Cell Reports Physical Science, vol.3, no.9, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 3 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.xcrp.2022.101049
  • Journal Name: Cell Reports Physical Science
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Directory of Open Access Journals
  • Keywords: colloidal nanocrystals, colloidal quantum wells, copper doping, high-order excitonic states, ultrafast spectroscopy
  • Kayseri University Affiliated: No


© 2022 The AuthorsColloidal quantum wells (CQWs) provide an appealing platform to achieve emissive many-body correlations for novel optoelectronic devices, given that they act as hosts for strong carrier Coulomb interactions and present suppressed Auger recombination. However, the demonstrated high-order excitonic emission in CQWs requires ultrafast pumping with high excitation levels and can only be spectrally resolved at the single-particle level under cryogenic conditions. Here, through systematic investigation using static power-dependent emission spectroscopy and transient carrier dynamics, we show that Cu-doped CdSe CQWs exhibit continuous-wave-pumped high-order excitonic emission at room temperature with a large binding energy of ∼64 meV. We attribute this unique behavior to dopant excitons in which the ultralong lifetime and the highly localized wavefunction facilitate the formation of many-body correlations. The spectrally resolved high-order excitonic emission generated at power levels compatible with solar irradiation and electrical injection might pave the way for novel solution-processed solid-state devices.