Special Issue "Quantum Dots and Applications"
A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2019
Colloidal quantum dots (QDs) have been generating substantial interest due to their unique, beneficial attributes such as easy, wide tunability of visible-to-infrared emission wavelength, high fluorescent quantum yield, and low-cost solution-processibility. Thus, they are undoubtedly considered to be alternative emissive materials for next-generation optoelectronic and biological applications. Owning to the great synthetic advances of QDs and their in-depth photophysical understanding, they have entered the commercialization phase.
This Special Issue aims to provide recent, informative, QD-related resources for readers by addressing a broad range of topics from QD materials chemistry and characterization to processing and device fabrication. It will focus on not only the synthesis of colloidal QD materials with various semiconductor compositions such as II-VI, III-V, I-III-VI, and halide perovskite families; core/shell heterostructural engineering; and surface functionalization/encapsulation and photophysical investigation, but on their versatile applications such as down-conversion-, electroluminescence-based light-emitting diodes for display/lighting devices, luminescent solar concentrators, and biological labels.
We firmly believe that this collection will provide an opportunity to circulate innovative ideas and technologies on these emerging topics and contribute to the dissemination of expertise for young and leading researchers in the QD-related field.
Prof. Dr. Heesun Yang
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- colloidal quantum dots
- emissive materials
- materials chemistry