Blue luminescence from (CdS) ZnS core--shell nanocrystals

Publication Type:

Journal Article


Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., Wiley Online Library, Volume 43, Issue 16, p.2154-2158 (2004)


2004, 2013 and earlier


Out of the blue: (CdS)ZnS nanocrystals suitable for display applications have been prepared and exhibit a narrow, blue luminescence from 460 to 480
nm (FWHM ≤28 nm; see picture), with quantum efficiencies of 20–30 %. It is
possible to demonstrate blue electroluminescence from these core–shell
nanocrystals by embedding them in an organic thin-film device.