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© 2018 The Royal Society of Chemistry. Lead halide perovskite nanocrystals (NCs) exhibit excellent tunable emissions covering the entire visible spectral region, but they do not emit near-infrared (NIR) light. We synthesized rare earth element doped CsPbCl3 NCs for NIR emission. The Yb3+ doped CsPbCl3 NCs emitted strong 986 nm NIR light; the Yb3+/Er3+ co-doped CsPbCl3 NCs emitted at 1533 nm. The total photoluminescence quantum yield (PL QY) of the CsPbCl3 NCs changed from 5.0% to 127.8% upon incorporating 2.0% Yb3+, a factor of 25.6 times enhancement. The material's stability was tested under continuous ultraviolet (365 nm) irradiation. The doped CsPbCl3 NCs exhibited a better stability than the undoped one. The PL intensity of the undoped CsPbCl3 NCs dropped to 20% of the initial value in 27 h, while the doped one took 85 h.

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Journal of Materials Chemistry C

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