Inkjet Printing of Luminescent CdTe Nanocrystal–Polymer Composites (pages 23–28)
E. Tekin, P. J. Smith, S. Hoeppener, A. M. J. van den Berg, A. S. Susha, A. L. Rogach, J. Feldmann and U. S. Schubert
Version of Record online: 16 NOV 2006 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.200600587
Well-defined dots and arrays composed of brightly emitting CdTe nanocrystals in a poly(vinylalcohol) (PVA) matrix are obtained using inkjet printing (see figure and inside cover). Dot uniformity is achieved using ethylene glycol–water as a solvent. The use of PVA as a matrix improves both the morphology and the emission properties of the printed nanocrystal films.