Controlling the magic size of white light-emitting CdSe quantum dots

Sheng Dai, Yu Sheng Su, Shu Ru Chung, Kuan Wen Wang, Xiaoqing Pan

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White light-emitting quantum dots (QDs) have shown brilliant prospects as a white-light source in solid-state lighting devices, however their commercial application is limited by their low fluorescence quantum yield (QY). Here, we report a facile thermal pyrolyzed organometallic route to synthesize white-light emitting CdSe QDs with enhanced QY, by employing a particular non-coordinating solvent and long carbon chain amine. By clarifying the three distinct growing stages of CdSe nanocrystals, we are able to determine the critical growth parameters for high quality magic size QDs. According to the optical measurement and advanced characterization result, the as-synthesized magic-size QD samples show an enhanced QY (up to 64%) and an ultra-high stability with no degradation even after 120 days, while the fabricated WLED devices also exhibit desirable properties (e.g., high QY and CRI, decent efficacy), demonstrating progress towards the desired efficiency of a commercially viable solid-state lighting device.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10256-10261
Number of pages6
Issue number21
StatePublished - 7 Jun 2018


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