S-Space College of Engineering/Engineering Practice School (공과대학/대학원) Dept. of Chemical and Biological Engineering (화학생물공학부) Journal Papers (저널논문_화학생물공학부)
Flexible quantum dot light-emitting diodes for next-generation displays
- Choi, Moon Kee; Yang, Jiwoong; Hyeon, Taeghwan; Kim, Dae-Hyeong
- Issue Date
- npj Flexible Electronics, Vol.2 No.1, p. 10
- © 2018, The Author(s).In the future electronics, all device components will be connected wirelessly to displays that serve as information input and/or output ports. There is a growing demand of flexible and wearable displays, therefore, for information input/output of the next-generation consumer electronics. Among many kinds of light-emitting devices for these next-generation displays, quantum dot light-emitting diodes (QLEDs) exhibit unique advantages, such as wide color gamut, high color purity, high brightness with low turn-on voltage, and ultrathin form factor. Here, we review the recent progress on flexible QLEDs for the next-generation displays. First, the recent technological advances in device structure engineering, quantum-dot synthesis, and high-resolution full-color patterning are summarized. Then, the various device applications based on cutting-edge quantum dot technologies are described, including flexible white QLEDs, wearable QLEDs, and flexible transparent QLEDs. Finally, we showcase the integration of flexible QLEDs with wearable sensors, micro-controllers, and wireless communication units for the next-generation wearable electronics.