Optoelectronic Applications of Colloidal Quantum Dots

  • Zhiping Wang
  • Nanzhu Zhang
  • Kimber Brenneman
  • Tsai Chin Wu
  • Hyeson Jung
  • Sushmita Biswas
  • Banani Sen
  • Kitt Reinhardt
  • Sicheng Liao
  • Michael A. Stroscio
  • Mitra Dutta
Part of the Lecture Notes in Nanoscale Science and Technology book series (LNNST, volume 13)


This chapter highlights recent optoelectronic applications of colloidal quantum dots (QDs). In recent years, many colloidal QD-based optoelectronic devices, and device concepts have been proposed and studied. Many of these device concepts build on traditional optoelectronic device concepts. Increasingly, many new optoelectronic device concepts have been based on the use of biomolecule QD complexes. In this chapter, both types of structures are discussed. Special emphasis is placed on new optoelectronic device concepts that incorporate DNA-based aptamers in biomolecule QD complexes. Not only are the extensions of traditional devices and concepts realizable, such as QD-based photo detectors, displays, photoluminescent and photovoltaic devices, light-emitting diodes (LEDs), photovoltaic devices, and solar cells, but new devices concepts such a biomolecule-based molecular sensors possible. This chapter highlights a number of such novel QD-based devices and device concepts.


Quantum dots Colloidal nanocrystals Optoelectronic devices 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zhiping Wang
    • 1
    • 5
  • Nanzhu Zhang
    • 1
  • Kimber Brenneman
    • 3
  • Tsai Chin Wu
    • 3
  • Hyeson Jung
    • 1
  • Sushmita Biswas
    • 1
  • Banani Sen
    • 1
  • Kitt Reinhardt
    • 4
  • Sicheng Liao
    • 2
  • Michael A. Stroscio
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Mitra Dutta
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Electrical and Computer Engineering DepartmentUniversity of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)ChicagoUSA
  2. 2.Physics DepartmentUniversity of Illinois at ChicagoChicagoUSA
  3. 3.Bioengineering DepartmentUniversity of Illinois at ChicagoChicagoUSA
  4. 4.Physics and Electronics DirectorateAir Force Office of Scientific ResearchArlingtonUSA
  5. 5.Department of PhysicsInner Mongolia UniversityHohhotChina

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