In this letter, we report a mist-deposition process for the assembly and patterning of nanocrystal quantum dots (NQDs) during the fabrication of quantum dot light emitting diodes (QD-LEDs), which allows for tight controls over the thickness, surface morphology, composition, and resolution of NQD emissive layers. A defect-free featuring uniform brightness QD-LED containing a mist-deposited emissive CdSe(ZnS) NQD layer was demonstrated. Additionally, the technique of successive mist deposition of multicolor NQDs through a set of registered shallow masks was employed to create a 6×6 matrix of alternating pixels composed of 5 nm diameter CdSe(ZnS) NQDs (green) and 8 nm diameter CdSe(ZnS) NQDs (red) on the same substrate. The results obtained demonstrate the potential of mist-deposition technology in the future development of full-color QD-LED displays.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)