Arising 2D Perovskites for Ionizing Radiation Detection

Adv Mater. 2024 Apr 5:e2309588. doi: 10.1002/adma.202309588. Online ahead of print.


2D perovskites have greatly improved moisture stability owing to the large organic cations embedded in the inorganic octahedral structure, which also suppresses the ions migration and reduces the dark current. The suppression of ions migration by 2D perovskites effectively suppresses excessive device noise and baseline drift and shows excellent potential in the direct X-ray detection field. In addition, 2D perovskites have gradually emerged with many unique properties, such as anisotropy, tunable bandgap, high photoluminescence quantum yield, and wide range exciton binding energy, which continuously promote the development of 2D perovskites in ionizing radiation detection. This review aims to systematically summarize the advances and progress of 2D halide perovskite semiconductor and scintillator ionizing radiation detectors, including reported alpha (α) particle, beta (β) particle, neutron, X-ray, and gamma (γ) ray detection. The unique structural features of 2D perovskites and their advantages in X-ray detection are discussed. Development directions are also proposed to overcome the limitations of 2D halide perovskite radiation detectors.

Keywords: 2D perovskite; direct semiconductor detector; indirect scintillator detector; ionizing radiation detection; radiation detection imaging.

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