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Overcoming the efficiency limitation of semiconductor quantum dot-based light-emitting diodes

Project description

Quantum dots brighten the future of flat panel displays

Colloidal quantum dots are typically between 2 and 10 nm in diameter with applications in thin-film devices such as light-emitting diodes (LEDs). They have profound implications for flat-panel displays, promising to improve efficiency and power consumption with enhanced brightness and colour saturation. Despite their first appearing almost 40 years ago, colloidal quantum dots have yet to make significant headway in next-generation displays due to their low external quantum efficiency. The EU-funded CQWLED project will address this efficiency limitation with LEDs based on hybrid lead halide perovskites. Their unrivalled photophysical properties offer great potential for high-efficiency and long-lifetime in LED technology to produce displays that can fulfil the Rec. 2020 colour gamut, a milestone no company has been able to achieve.

Field of science

  • /humanities/arts/modern and contemporary art/film
  • /engineering and technology/nanotechnology/nano-materials/nanocrystal
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/electromagnetism and electronics/electrical conductivity/semiconductor
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/electromagnetism and electronics/optoelectronics
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/theoretical physics/particles/photons

Call for proposal

ERC-2019-STG
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Funding Scheme

ERC-STG - Starting Grant

Host institution

EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Address
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich
Switzerland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 498 515

Beneficiaries (1)

EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 1 498 515
Address
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments