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Perovskite-based quantum dots show promise for high brightness emission

Researchers from Northwestern University developed a perovskite quantum-dots based emitter that features high stability, self-healing and very high brightness.

Perovskite-based self-healing quantum dots emitter photo

Perovskite QDs can realize single photon emission at room temperature and have excellent optical properties. The research team has developed a unique spray-synthesis method to create these pQDs which greatly increases the contact area of two different solutions, making it possible to grow a uniform protective organic layer on the surface of the quantum dots.

BOE shows a 55-inch 4K emissive QD display prototype at SID Displayweek 2021

China-based BOE shows its latest emissive-QD display (AMQLED) at SID Displayweek 2021:

The 55-inch display offers a 3840x2160 (4K) resolution, a contrast ratio of 1,000,000 : 1 and a wide color gamut (90% BT2020). BOE says that all the functional layers of this display (HIL, HTL, QD and ETL) were ink-jet printed which enable BOE to achieve a material utilization rate of over 90%.

The Fraunhofer IAP sheds light on its QD-related research activities

Guest post by: Fraunhofer IAP & Fraunhofer CAN

"People push towards the light, not to see better, but to shine better" - Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (1844 - 1900)

Quantum dots (QDs) represent the latest generation of hybrid inorganic-organic nanomaterials. They form a triad of inorganic nanotechnology, organic semiconductor technology and solution-based processability. The emission properties of inorganic, luminescent nanoparticles depend directly on the particle size. This size quantization effect makes it possible to control the band gap and thus the emission color of semiconductor materials. The target parameters are a high quantum yield of the luminescence as well as high stability and environmental compatibility.

Samsung Display to focus on QD Displays for its future large-area displays

Samsung Electronics reported its financial results for Q1 2021. The company's revenues was 65.4 trillion Won (around $58.7 billion USD). Operating profit increased 4% from the past quarter to $8.4 billion, as Samsung enjoyed strong sales of phones and consumer electronics, which offset slower sales of displays and semiconductors.

Samsung Display says that for large displays, it will "channel all its efforts towards preparing for the mass production of QD displays".

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Researchers set out to uncover a process that hinders quantum dots' light emission

A team of researchers, which included scientists from SLAC, Stanford, the University of California, Berkeley and DOE’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, recently explained a process that interferes with making quantum dots brighter - when attempting to increase the intensity of emitted light, heat is generated instead - reducing the dots’ light-producing efficiency. The results of this new work could have broad implications for developing future quantum and photonics technologies.

First atomic-scale observations of how quantum dots lose their light-producing efficiency imageImage credit: Nature Communications/SLAC

In a QLED TV screen, dots absorb blue light and turn it into green or red. At the low energies where TV screens operate, this conversion of light from one color to another is virtually 100% efficient. But at the higher excitation energies required for brighter screens and other technologies, the efficiency drops sharply. Researchers theorized about why this happens, but no one had ever observed it at the atomic scale until now.

Samsung gets ready to produce QD-OLED TV and Monitor module samples

According to a new report from Korea, Samsung Display is set to begin producing full QD-OLED display prototypes in June this year. SDC will produce both TV and monitor prototypes, which it will send to potential customers (such as Samsung Electronics, Sony, and Chinese TV makers). When customers approve the prototypes, SDC will be ready for commercial production.

Samsung Display QD Display (QD-OLED) production equipment arrives at Asan line

The new report also says that Samsung Electronics TV unit (Visual Display Business) is ready to start adoption these panels provided SDC secures the yields and production capacity required by SE. Even if yields are high, total production capacity at SDC's Q1 production line is 30,000 8.5-Gen substrates, which may not be enough for Samsung's TV business.

Researchers use coherent spectroscopy to gain insights into perovskite quantum dots

Scientists at the Chemistry and Physics Institutes of the University of Campinas (UNICAMP) in the state of São Paulo, Brazil, in collaboration with scientists at the University of Michigan in the United States, have provides insights into the fundamental physics of perovskite quantum dots.

perovskites dispersed in hexane and irradiated by laser imageNanomaterials of perovskite dispersed in hexane and irradiated by laser. Light emission by these materials is intense thanks to resistance to surface defects (photo: Luiz Gustavo Bonato)

"We used coherent spectroscopy, which enabled us to analyze separately the behavior of the electrons in each nanomaterial in an ensemble of tens of billions of nanomaterials. The study is groundbreaking insofar as it combines a relatively new class of nanomaterials - perovskite - with an entirely novel detection technique," Lázaro Padilha Junior, principal investigator for the project on the Brazilian side, explained.

GS Alliance develops a graphene QD and silica composite to create efficient white LEDs

Japan-based material developer Green Science Alliance developed a new composite material made from a combination of graphene quantum dots and silica, useful to create white LEDs from blue LEDs (440-470 nm).

Green Science Alliance graphene QD + silica composite for white LED

The company says that this is the first adoption of such a material for LED applications. The company says the adoption of the QD and Silica offers superior performance to the currently-used phosphor as the QDs do not suffer from light scattering, and the white LED is more efficient. The material is also not expensive as the graphene QDs can be produced on the cheap. GS Alliance believes the new white LED will be cheaper than current white LEDs on the market.