Ecofriendly cation metal oxide quantum dots (QDs) are one of the promising candidates to replace for QDs containing expensive indium (In) or hazardous Cd- and Pb-elements. Super-Eg excitation wavelength (λex) dependent Zni-VO complex defects related characteristic emissions of green, yellow, and orange-red from ZnO QDs are completely inhibited by reducing oxygen vacancies through the hybridization of Zn interstitials in ZnO QDs with antibonding O-states of graphene oxide (GO) QDs. Thus, only λex independent violet-purple-blue (V-P-B) emission resulting from transitions among Frenkel pairs (Zni 0-VZn) and the defects Zni 0-Oi in ZnO-GO QDs with a high photoluminescence quantum yield (PLQY) of 92% is successfully achieved. White-light emission from PL QD-LEDs is achieved using a mixture of ZnO and ZnO-GO QDs with CIE (0.32, 0.34) excited by a UV LEDs chip (λ = 365 nm). Further, ZnO-GO QD-based deep-blue LEDs (λ = 438 nm) with luminance of 1980 cd/m2, a luminous efficacy (LE) of 2.53 cd/A, and external quantum efficiency (EQE) of 2.78% with CIE (0.16, 0.11) are also realized.
|Number of pages||12|
|Publication status||Published - 2020 Mar 18|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
Won Kook Choi gratefully acknowledges the financial support from both the KIST Institutional Program under Contract No. 2E28200 and the Ministry of Science and ICT, Midcareer Researcher Program under Contract No. NRF-2017R1A2B2008115.
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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering