Nano Research

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Highly bright and low turn-on voltage CsPbBr3 quantum dot LEDs via conjugation molecular ligand exchange


CsPbBr3 quantum dots, perovskite, light-emitting diodes, ligand exchange, -conjugation


All-inorganic CsPbBr3 perovskite quantum dots (QDs) hold great promise as candidate materials for next-generation electroluminescent displays owing to their excellent optoelectronic properties. However, the long insulating ligands on the surface of CsPbBr3 QDs originating from the synthesis process hinder the fabrication of high-performance optoelectronic devices. Herein, an efficient ligand-exchange route is proposed with the use of perovskite-precursor-based halide ligands, including a series of phenalkylammonium bromides with a π-conjugation benzene ring and different branch lengths. Based on the ligand-exchange method, the conductivity of the CsPbBr3 QD layer is significantly improved owing to ligand shortening and the insertion of the -conjugation benzene ring. As a result, high brightness (up to 12,650 cd/m2) and low turn-on voltage (as low as 2.66 V) can be realized in CsPbBr3 QD light-emitting diodes (QLEDs), leading to dramatic improvements in device performance with a current efficiency of 13.43 cd/A, power efficiency of 12.05 lm/W, and external quantum efficiency of 4.33%.

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Tsinghua University Press