Vertically Stacked Full Color Quantum Dots Phototransistor Arrays for High-Resolution and Enhanced Color-Selective Imaging

Jaehyun Kim, Chanho Jo, Myung Gil Kim, Gyeong Su Park, Tobin J. Marks*, Antonio Facchetti*, Sung Kyu Park*

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Color-selective multifunctional and multiplexed photodetectors have attracted considerable interest with the increasing demand for color filter-free optoelectronics which can simultaneously process multispectral signal via minimized system complexity. The low efficiency of color-filter technology and conventional laterally pixelated photodetector array structures often limit opportunities for widespread realization of high-density photodetectors. Here, low-temperature solution-processed vertically stacked full color quantum dot (QD) phototransistor arrays are developed on plastic substrates for high-resolution color-selective photosensor applications. Particularly, the three different-sized/color (RGB) QDs are vertically stacked and pixelated via direct photopatterning using a unique chelating chalcometallate ligand functioning both as solubilizing component and, after photoexposure, a semiconducting cement creating robust, insoluble, and charge-efficient QD layers localized in the a-IGZO transistor region, resulting in efficient wavelength-dependent photo-induced charge transfer. Thus, high-resolution vertically stacked full color QD photodetector arrays are successfully implemented with the density of 5500 devices cm–2 on ultrathin flexible polymeric substrates with highly photosensitive characteristics such as photoresponsivity (1.1 × 104 AW–1) and photodetectivity (1.1 × 1018 Jones) as well as wide dynamic ranges (>150 dB).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number2106215
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 13 2022

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • General Materials Science


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