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)
Article numberaac5523
Issue number6302
StatePublished - Aug 26 2016

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