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.