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Solution-processed colloidal quantum dots for Internet of Things

Othman, Diyar Mousa, Weinstein, Julia, Huang, Nathaniel, Ming, Wenlong ORCID:, Lyu, Quan and Hou, Bo ORCID: 2024. Solution-processed colloidal quantum dots for Internet of Things. Nanoscale 10.1039/D4NR00203B

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Colloidal quantum dots (CQDs) have been a hot research topic ever since they were successfully fabricated in 1993 via the hot injection method. The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2023 was awarded to Moungi G. Bawendi, Louis E. Brus and Aleksey Yekimov for the discovery and synthesis of quantum dots. The Internet of Things (IoT) has also attracted a lot of attention due to the technological advancements and digitalisation of the world. This review first aims to give the basics behind QD physics. After, the history behind CQD synthesis and the different methods used to synthesize most widely researched CQD materials (CdSe, PbS and InP) are revisited. A brief introduction to what IoT is and how it works is also mentioned. Then, the most widely researched CQD devices that can be used for the main IoT components are reviewed, where the history, physics, the figure of merits (FoMs) and the state-of-the-art are discussed. Finally, the challenges and different methods for integrating CQDs into IoT devices are discussed, mentioning the future possibilities that await CQDs.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Published Online
Status: In Press
Schools: Engineering
Physics and Astronomy
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
ISSN: 2040-3364
Funders: EPSRC SWIMS, Royal Society, Leverhulme Trust, Ser Cymru Enhancing Competitiveness Equipment Awards 2022-23,, EPSRC CDT in Compound Semiconductor Manufacturing
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 26 April 2024
Date of Acceptance: 23 April 2024
Last Modified: 18 May 2024 16:44

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