Emergence of hidden phases of methylammonium lead-iodide (CH3NH3PbI) upon compression


We perform a thorough structural search with the minima hopping method (MHM) to explore low-energy structures of methylammonium lead iodide. By combining the MHM with a forcefield, we efficiently screen vast portions of the configurational space with large simulation cells containing up to 96 atoms. Our search reveals two structures of methylammonium iodide perovskite (MAPI) that are substantially lower in energy than the well-studied experimentally observed low-temperature orthorhombic phase. The data set containing approximately ~180,000 crystal structures is provided.

DOI https://doi.org/10.24435/materialscloud:2019.0003/v1
Source https://archive.materialscloud.org/record/2019.0003/v1
Metadata Access https://archive.materialscloud.org/xml?verb=GetRecord&metadataPrefix=oai_dc&identifier=oai:materialscloud.org:87
Creator Flores-Livas, José A.; Tomerini, Daniele; Amsler, Maximilian; Boziki, Ariadni; Rothlisberger, Ursula; Goedecker, Stefan
Publisher Materials Cloud
Publication Year 2019
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Language English
Resource Type Dataset
Discipline Materials Science and Engineering