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Over 800% efficiency enhancement of all-inorganic quantum-dot light emitting diodes with an ultrathin alumina passivating layer

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The use of robust, inorganic charge-transport materials is always desired in quantum-dot light emitting diodes (QLEDs) because they are expected to allow higher stability and lower cost than their organic counterparts. We achieve here an all-inorganic QLED with excellent efficiency by modifying the solution-processed NiO (s-NiO) surface with an ultrathin Al2O3 passivating layer. Both transient resolution photoluminescence and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy measurements demonstrate that the Al2O3 layer can effectively passivate NiOOH on the s-NiO surface, thereby suppressing exciton quenching. This improves the highest efficiency of the QLED without an Al2O3 layer by over 800% to a current efficiency (external quantum efficiency) of 34.1 cd A−1 (8.1%), making it the best-performing all-inorganic QLED.

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The article was received on 20 Feb 2018, accepted on 28 May 2018 and first published on 28 May 2018


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C8NR01460D
Citation: Nanoscale, 2018,10, 11103-11109
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    Over 800% efficiency enhancement of all-inorganic quantum-dot light emitting diodes with an ultrathin alumina passivating layer

    W. Ji, H. Shen, H. Zhang, Z. Kang and H. Zhang, Nanoscale, 2018, 10, 11103
    DOI: 10.1039/C8NR01460D

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