dc.contributor.authorMolaei, M.
dc.contributor.authorMarandi, M.
dc.contributor.authorSaievar-Iranizad, E.
dc.contributor.authorTaghavinia, N.
dc.contributor.authorLiu, B.
dc.contributor.authorSun, H. D.
dc.contributor.authorSun, Xiaowei
dc.identifier.citationMolaei, M., Marandi, M., Saievar-Iranizad, E., Taghavinia, N., Liu, B., Sun, H., et al. (2012). Near-white emitting QD-LED based on hydrophilic CdS nanocrystals. Journal of luminescence, 132(2), 467-473.en_US
dc.description.abstractIn this work we report fabrication of a nanocrystal (NC)-based hybrid organic–inorganic LED with structure of ITO/PEDOT:PSS/PVK/CdS-NCs/(Al or Mg:Ag). The hydrophilic CdS NCs were synthesized using a novel aqueous thermochemical method at 80 °C and sizes (around 2 nm) were controlled by thioglycolic acid (TGA) as the capping agent. The favorite feature of these NCs is their relatively high emission intensity and broad, near-white emission. The hydrophilic CdS NCs were successfully spin coated using Triton X-100 as the wetting agent. The fabricated LEDs demonstrated a turn on voltage about 7 V for Al metallic contact. The electroluminescence was a broad spectrum at 540 and 170 nm width, which was about 50 nm red shifted compared to photoluminescence spectra. The CIE color coordinates of the LED at (0.33, 0.43) demonstrated a near white light LED with an emission on green–yellow boundary of white. Annealing of the device up to 190 °C had a positive effect on the performance, possibly due to better contacts between layers. Replacing Al contacts with Mg:Ag reduced the turn-on voltage to 6 V and changed CIE color coordinate to (0.32, 0.41). The EL peak was also shifted to 525 nm, with a brightness of 15 Cd/m2 at working voltage of 15 V. The current efficiency and external quantum efficiency of device were 0.08 Cd/A and 0.03% at current densities higher than 10 mA/cm2.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesJournal of luminescenceen_US
dc.rights© 2011 Elsevier B.V.en_US
dc.titleNear-white emitting QD-LED based on hydrophilic CdS nanocrystalsen_US
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.contributor.schoolSchool of Electrical and Electronic Engineeringen_US
dc.contributor.schoolSchool of Physical and Mathematical Sciencesen_US

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