Cd-Free Quantum Dot Dispersion in Polymer and their Film Molds
Indium phosphide (InP) quantum dots (QDs) with luminescence tunable over the entire visible spectrum were prepared by the conventional hot injection method. InP QDs are considered alternatives to Cadmium containing QDs for application in light-emitting devices because of showing similar optical properties to those containing toxic heavy metals. The multishell coating was shown to improve the photoluminescence quantum yield (QY) of InP QDs more strongly than the conventional ZnS shell coating. QY values were more than 60% along with FWHM of 41-73 nm can be routinely achieved, making the optical performance of InP/ZnS/ZnS or InP/ZnS/SiO2 QDs comparable to that of InP/ZnS QDs. These QDs and the polymer dissolved in the appropriate solvent and deposited by casting to give homogeneous films and showed a good level of dispersion of the QDs within the polymer.
Y. Y. Su et al., "Cd-Free Quantum Dot Dispersion in Polymer and their Film Molds", Advances in Science and Technology, Vol. 98, pp. 38-43, 2017