Issue 12, 2023

Colloidal III–V quantum dots: a synthetic perspective


With the advent of stricter environmental regulation, quantum dots based on cadmium, lead and other heavy metals have become anathema. III–V semiconductors constitute a promising alternative because they not only match but indeed surpass the optoelectronic properties of classical quantum dot systems. Despite this fact, III–V semiconductors are no panacea. Their exacting synthesis is a major hurdle hampering widespread adoption. Several groups have risen to this synthetic challenge, resulting in a plethora of publications. In this perspective, we compile the disparate routes to III–V quantum dots and concisely present them, with pertinent examples for each synthetic methodology. This has allowed us to identify gaps in the field, which we highlight as perspectives in the conclusion.

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Article type
08 Dec 2022
24 Feb 2023
First published
27 Feb 2023
This article is Open Access
Creative Commons BY license

J. Mater. Chem. C, 2023,11, 3926-3935

Colloidal III–V quantum dots: a synthetic perspective

T. A. Gazis, A. J. Cartlidge and P. D. Matthews, J. Mater. Chem. C, 2023, 11, 3926 DOI: 10.1039/D2TC05234B

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