Full-colour quantum dot displays fabricated by transfer printing

Tae Ho Kim, Kyung Sang Cho, Eun Kyung Lee, Sang Jin Lee, Jungseok Chae, Jung Woo Kim, Do Hwan Kim, Jang Yeon Kwon, Gehan Amaratunga, Sang Yoon Lee, Byoung Lyong Choi, Young Kuk, Jong Min Kim, Kinam Kim

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Abstract

Light-emitting diodes with quantum dot luminophores show promise in the development of next-generation displays, because quantum dot luminophores demonstrate high quantum yields, extremely narrow emission, spectral tunability and high stability, among other beneficial characteristics. However, the inability to achieve size-selective quantum dot patterning by conventional methods hinders the realization of full-colour quantum dot displays. Here, we report the first demonstration of a large-area, full-colour quantum dot display, including in flexible form, using optimized quantum dot films, and with control of the nano-interfaces and carrier behaviour. Printed quantum dot films exhibit excellent morphology, well-ordered quantum dot structure and clearly defined interfaces. These characteristics are achieved through the solvent-free transfer of quantum dot films and the compact structure of the quantum dot networks. Significant enhancements in charge transport/balance in the quantum dot layer improve electroluminescent performance. A method using plasmonic coupling is also suggested to further enhance luminous efficiency. The results suggest routes towards creating large-scale optoelectronic devices in displays, solid-state lighting and photovoltaics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)176-182
Number of pages7
JournalNature Photonics
Volume5
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Mar 1

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  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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Kim, T. H., Cho, K. S., Lee, E. K., Lee, S. J., Chae, J., Kim, J. W., ... Kim, K. (2011). Full-colour quantum dot displays fabricated by transfer printing. Nature Photonics, 5(3), 176-182. https://doi.org/10.1038/nphoton.2011.12
Kim, Tae Ho ; Cho, Kyung Sang ; Lee, Eun Kyung ; Lee, Sang Jin ; Chae, Jungseok ; Kim, Jung Woo ; Kim, Do Hwan ; Kwon, Jang Yeon ; Amaratunga, Gehan ; Lee, Sang Yoon ; Choi, Byoung Lyong ; Kuk, Young ; Kim, Jong Min ; Kim, Kinam. / Full-colour quantum dot displays fabricated by transfer printing. In: Nature Photonics. 2011 ; Vol. 5, No. 3. pp. 176-182.
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Kim TH, Cho KS, Lee EK, Lee SJ, Chae J, Kim JW et al. Full-colour quantum dot displays fabricated by transfer printing. Nature Photonics. 2011 Mar 1;5(3):176-182. https://doi.org/10.1038/nphoton.2011.12