Electronic transport in organometallic perovskite CH3NH3PbI3: The role of organic cation orientations

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Density functional theory in combination with the nonequilibrium Green's function formalism is used to study the electronic transport properties of methylammonium lead-iodide perovskite CH3NH3PbI3. Electronic transport in homogeneous ferroelectric and antiferroelectric phases, both of which do not contain any charged domain walls, is quite similar. The presence of charged domain wall drastically (by about an order of magnitude) enhances the electronic transport in the lateral direction. The increase of the transmission originates from the smaller variation of the electrostatic potential profile along the charged domain walls. This fact may provide a tool for tuning transport properties of such hybrid materials by manipulating molecular cations having dipole moment.

Original languageEnglish
Article number053901
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2016


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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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