Journal article

Generating strong room-temperature photoluminescence in black phosphorus using organic molecules

Sruthi Kuriakose, Taimur Ahmed, Patrick Taylor, Yi Zhu, Michelle JS Spencer, Sivacarendran Balendhran, Yuerui Lu, Vipul Bansal, Sharath Sriram, Madhu Bhaskaran, Sumeet Walia

2D Materials | IOP PUBLISHING LTD | Published : 2019


Black phosphorus (BP) exhibits fascinating thickness dependent optical and electronic characteristics. However, photoluminescence (PL) emission in the visible spectrum does not exist for multilayer BP and requires the achievement of single layer, which are highly environmentally sensitive. This poses significant challenges in realizing the true potential of BP as multilayer BP exhibits exciting optical properties for a range of applications. Here, for the first time we reveal visible range room-temperature photoluminescence (PL) in multi-layered black phosphorus (BP) via chemical doping using organic molecules. We find the drastic enhancement of PL originates from the adsorption of p-type do..

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University of Melbourne Researchers


Awarded by Australian Research Council

Funding Acknowledgements

This work was performed in part at the Micro Nano Research Facility at RMIT University in the Victorian Node of the Australian National Fabrication Facility (ANFF). Facilities and technical support from the RMIT Microscopy and Microanalysis Facility, a node of Microscopy Australia, is acknowledged. Scholarship support from the Research Training Program Scholarship (RTP) a scheme of the Australian government is acknowledged (SK). We also acknowledge the support from Australian Research Council for personnel and project support via DE150100909 (SB), FT140101285 (VB), DP170103477 (VB), DE160100023 (MB), and equipment funding through LE0882246, LE0989615, and LE150100001.