Biexcitons are bound in CsPbBr3 perovskite nanocrystals

Y Park and DT Limmer, PHYSICAL REVIEW MATERIALS, 7, 106002 (2023).

DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevMaterials.7.106002

We study the energetics of quasiparticle excitations in CsPbBr3 perovskite nanocrystals using path integral molecular dynamics simulations. Employing detailed molecular models, we elucidate the interplay of anhar-monic lattice degrees of freedom, dielectric confinement, and electronic correlation on exciton and biexciton binding energies of a range of nanocrystal sizes. We find generally good agreement with some experimental observations of binding energies and additionally explain the observed size-dependent Stokes shift. The explicit model calculations are compared with simplified approximations to rationalize the lattice contributions to binding. We find that polaron formation significantly reduces exciton binding energies, whereas these effects are negligible for biexciton interactions. While experimentally the binding energy of biexcitons is uncertain, based on our study, we conclude that biexcitons are bound in CsPbBr3.

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