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Journal of Nanomaterials
Volume 2017 (2017), Article ID 1640965, 6 pages
Research Article

Effects of Aromatic Ammoniums on Methyl Ammonium Lead Iodide Hybrid Perovskite Materials

1Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 200050, China
2School of Physical Science and Technology, ShanghaiTech University, Shanghai 201210, China
3University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100039, China

Correspondence should be addressed to Bo-Lin Lin

Received 4 November 2016; Accepted 8 December 2016; Published 12 January 2017

Academic Editor: Giovanni Bongiovanni

Copyright © 2017 Jianli Yang et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The introduction of bulky ammoniums into methyl ammonium lead iodide hybrid perovskites (MAPbI3) has emerged as a promising strategy to improve the properties of these materials. In the present work, we studied the effects of several aromatic ammoniums onto the structural, electronic, and optical properties of MAPbI3. Although powder XRD data suggest that the bulky cations are not involved in the bulk phase of the MAPbI3, a surprisingly large effect of the bulky cations onto the photoluminescence properties was observed.