Thermodynamic Studies of Bromide Incorporation into Cesium Lead Iodide (CsPbI3)

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Cesium lead iodide bromide (CsPbI2Br) has attracted significant research attention as one of emerging inorganic halide perovskite materials for photovoltaic applications. However, thermodynamic properties that govern its intrinsic stability remain unclear. Using room temperature solution calorimetry in DMSO and differential scanning calorimetry, we herein report the formation enthalpy of orthorhombic CsPbI2Br. We confirm that milder conditions, especially lower temperature, are needed for perovskite phase stabilization in CsPbI2Br. The formation of solid CsPbI2Br from CsPbI3 and CsPbBr3 is enthalpically neutral but is favored by entropy since the anions are probably randomly mixed, thus making the Gibbs free energy of mixing negative. This study sheds light on phase stabilization, materials stability, and anion mixing within halide perovskites and related systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)8639-8642
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Physical Chemistry C
Issue number16
StatePublished - Apr 23 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Energy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films


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