High Color-Rendering-Index Hybrid White LEDs Employing CdSe/ZnS Core/Shell Quantum Dots
Hybrid white LEDs were constructed by leveraging a combination of CdSe/ZnS core/shell QDs and YAG: Ce3+ phosphors. The CdSe/ZnS core/shell QDs were synthesized by a two-step process in which CdSe QDs were first prepared via a hot-injection method, followed by ZnS coating through a facile single-molecular precursor approach. The resultant red-emitting CdSe/ZnS QDs showed decent fluorescent quantum yielding (36%). The resultant hybrid white LEDs – that based on CdSe/ZnS QDs and solid-state-reaction-processed YAG: Ce3+ phosphors – showed good luminescence properties, including bright warm light, a high color rendering index of 91.3, a low color temperature of 4965 K and a luminous efficiency of 44.22 lm/W. Moreover, increased luminous intensity has been observed in the presence of increased forward current without luminescence saturation, promising an ideal approach to construct warm-white LEDs with excellent color rendering properties.
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Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: January 1, 2016
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