Quantum dots (QDs) of InP, GaP, and GaInP2 with diameters ranging from 20 to 65 A were synthesized as well-crystallized nanoparticles with bulk zinc blende structure. The synthesis of InP, GaP, and GaInP2 QDs was achieved by heating appropriate organometallic precursors with stabilizers in high boiling solvents for several days to produce QDs which can be dissolved in nonpolar organic solvents, forming transparent colloidal QD dispersions. The high sample quality of the InP and GaP QDs results in excitonic features in the absorption spectra. Ternary QDs of GaInP2 were synthesized with a well-crystallized zinc blende structure and lattice spacing between InP and GaP. The QDs were characterized by TEM, powder x-ray diffraction, steady state optical absorption and photoluminescence spectroscopy, transient photoluminescence spectroscopy, and fs to ps pump-probe absorption (i.e., hole-burning) spectroscopy.
AB - Metal chalcogenide (metal sulfide, selenide and telluride) quantum dots (QDs) have attracted considerable attention due to their quantum confinement and size-dependent photoemission characteristics. QDs are one of the earliest products of nanotechnology that were commercialized for tracking macromolecules and imaging cells in life sciences. An array of physical, chemical and biological methods have been developed to synthesize different QDs. Biological production of QDs follow green chemistry principles, thereby use of hazardous chemicals, high temperature, high pressure and production of by-products is either minimized or completely avoided. In the past decade, significant progress has been made wherein a diverse range of living organisms, i.e. viruses, bacteria, fungi, microalgae, plants and animals have been explored for synthesis of all three types of metal chalcogenide QDs. However, better understanding of the biological mechanisms that mediate the synthesis of metal chalcogenides and control the growth of QDs is needed for improving their yield and properties as well as addressing issues that arise during scale-up. In this review, we present the current status of the biological synthesis and applications of metal chalcogenide QDs. Where possible, the role of key biological macromolecules in controlled production of the nanomaterials is highlighted, and also technological bottlenecks limiting widespread implementation are discussed. The future directions for advancing biological metal chalcogenide synthesis are presented.
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The global quantum dots (QD) market will be potentially valued at more than $20 billion at the components level by 2027. The optoelectronics market represents the vast majority of this figure, chiefly High Definition TVs-QLED-TVs. Most major consumer electronics companies ship QLED TVs including Samsung, Sony, Philips, Sharp, Hisense, TCL and Vizio. Samsung is the market leader and introduced several new models in 2017. We also look at how recent regulatory developments on cadmium-free quantum dots have affected the market.
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In this short review, we introduce the synthesis, optical properties, the prototype light-emitting devices, and the current important research tasks of halide perovsktie quantum dots, with an emphasis on CH3NH3PbX3 (X=Cl, Br, I) quantum dots that developed in our group.
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From the application point of view, these perovskites quantum dots exhibit high photoluminescence quantum yields, wide wavelength tunability and ultra-narrow band emissions, the combination of these superior optical properties and low cost fabrication makes them to be suitable candidates for display technology.
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From the chemical point of view, these perovskites quantum dots can be synthesized either by classical hot-injection technique for inorganic semiconductor quantum dots or the reprecipitation synthesis at room temperature for organic nanocrystals.
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In this review we demonstrated the versatility of using individual quantum dots as markers for individual molecules and as force probes. QDs can be advantageously applied for single particle tracking, where their low bleaching rates make them favorable in comparison to conventional fluorophores. Also, they give clear results in FCS experiments, and can be individually optically trapped, thus serving as force and torque transducing handles. The great spectral properties of QDs include high photostability, narrow emission spectra, blinking and low bleaching rate. The photo-physical properties of QDs make them ideal for multicolour experimental setups, since several differently coloured QDs can be distinguished at the same time, while being illuminated by a single light source. When performing single particle tracking experiments, the blinking of QDs is a disadvantage as certain visited positions remain undetected. However, blinking is also an advantage in localization microscopy, in particular in the novel super-resolution techniques, as a subset of the QDs will emit in each image frame. For super-resolution localization microscopy QDs have a high potential in experiments involving position localization microscopy of lipids and proteins in the plasma membrane in live mammalian cells [7,109]. In live-cell experiments as well as in vivo experiments in animals, QDs have a strong potential as fluorescent probe as they can be easily inserted into the cytoplasm and then individually detected, conjugated and optically manipulated [37,110-118]. In FCS experiments, the great advantages of QDs are their well defined size and high fluorescence emission, which make QDs a trust-worthy reference or a good label of membrane proteins or lipids. The possibility to excite QDs with two-photon excitation also makes QDs applicable in skin permeability or drug uptake receptor studies in which deep tissue microscopy is necessary. Finally, as QDs can be individually manipulated and visualized using a single laser beam, they serve as the optimal handle and marker for the expanding efforts in uncovering the action of individual molecules and for designed nano-scopic molecular electronics.