Building devices from colloidal quantum dots

Cherie R. Kagan, Efrat Lifshitz, Edward H. Sargent, Dmitri V. Talapin

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The continued growth of mobile and interactive computing requires devices manufactured with low-cost processes, compatible with large-area and flexible form factors, and with additional functionality. We review recent advances in the design of electronic and optoelectronic devices that use colloidal semiconductor quantum dots (QDs). The properties of materials assembled of QDs may be tailored not only by the atomic composition but also by the size, shape, and surface functionalization of the individual QDs and by the communication among these QDs. The chemical and physical properties of QD surfaces and the interfaces in QD devices are of particular importance, and these enable the solution-based fabrication of low-cost, large-area, flexible, and functional devices.We discuss challenges that must be addressed in the move to solution-processed functional optoelectronic nanomaterials.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Issue number6302
StatePublished - Aug 26 2016
Externally publishedYes

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KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2022-06-08
Acknowledged KAUST grant number(s): KUS-11-009-21
Acknowledgements: C.R.K. gratefully acknowledges the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Basic Energy Sciences, Division of Materials Science and Engineering, under award DE-SC0002158 for support. E.L. thanks the Israel Council for High Education-Focal Area Technology (grant 872967), the Volkswagen Stiftung (grants 88116 and ZN2916), the Israel Science Foundation (grants 914/15 and 1508/14), and the Horizon2020 PHONSI project for their support. E.H.S. acknowledges award (KUS-11-009-21) from the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). D.V.T. acknowledges support by the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) Office of Naval Research grant N00014-13-1-0490. C.R.K., E.H.S., and D.V.T. hold and have applied for several patents related to QD assemblies in devices. E.H.S. has a financial interest in and serves as Chief Technology Officer and director of InVisage Technologies.
This publication acknowledges KAUST support, but has no KAUST affiliated authors.


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