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Keywords:

  • electro-optical materials;
  • luminescence;
  • light-emitting diodes;
  • porous materials;
  • quantum dots

Abstract

A novel all-inorganic electroluminescent device is demonstrated based on highly luminescent CdTe nanocrystals intercalated within a laminar hydrotalcite-like structure. The laminar scaffold acts to both support and distribute the CdTe nanocrystals. The device is synthesized using simple wet chemical processes at room temperature in ambient conditions. It has high thermal stability, operating continuously up to 90 °C, and a maximum efficiency at J = 0.12 A cm−2. The device is targeted at the automotive industry.