Thesis / Dissertation

Incorporation of Quantum Dots into Optoelectronic Devices: Ligands as Charge Brigands

Christian Blauth, Paul Mulvaney (ed.)

Published : 2019

Abstract

With their tunable and almost monochromatic emission over the whole visible spectrum, colloidal II-VI semiconductor quantum dots (QDs) are attracting significant interest as novel electroluminescent materials in light-emitting diodes (LEDs). Being processable in solution allows the deposition of large-scale films at low cost and brings QDs in a competitive position to their organic counterparts. Organic ligands capping QDs are used to maintain colloidal stability during synthesis and provide passivation in solution. While ligands remain invisible under optical characterisation, this thesis provides insights into the mechanisms by which ligands impact charge carrier dynamics within a light-..

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