Controlling the spatial distribution of quantum dots in nanofiber for light-harvesting devices

Yung Ji Choi, Daesub Hwang, Heejae Chung, Dong Young Kim, Dongho Kim

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The ability to control inter-dot or inter-molecule spacing of functional moieties in solid-state devices has long been studied for both fundamental and technological reasons. In this study, we present a new strategy for controlling the distance between quantum dots (QDs) based on one-dimensional spatial confinement in a polymer nanofiber template. This reliable technique allows for the isolation of QDs at a sufficient distance in a thin film and retains their monomeric character, with distinct spectra from aggregates (∼30-nm shift) and monoexponential photoluminescence decay, indicating the suppression of inter-dot interactions. We successfully developed light-harvesting devices by incorporating QDs in nanofibers as an auxiliary light harvester, improving the performance of these devices from 5.9 to 7.4%. This strategy offers a viable path of controlling the arrangements of various functional moieties in solid-state devices.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere202
JournalNPG Asia Materials
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jan 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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