Engineering the surface chemistry of lead chalcogenide nanocrystal solids to enhance carrier mobility and lifetime in optoelectronic devices†
We introduce a stepwise, hybrid ligand-exchange method for lead chalcogenide nanocrystal (NC) thin films using the compact-inorganic ligand thiocyanate and the short organic ligand benzenediothiolate. Spectroscopic and device measurements show that hybrid exchange enhances both carrier mobility and lifetime in NC thin films. The increased mobility-lifetime product achieved by this method enables demonstration of optoelectronic devices with enhanced power conversion and quantum efficiency.
- This article is part of the themed collection: Frontiers in Nanocrystal Surface Chemistry