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Layer-by-Layer Assembly of Stable Aqueous Quantum Dots for Luminescent Planar Plate

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posted on 15.07.2015, 00:00 by Xuejing Zhang, Changhua Zhou, Shuaipu Zang, Huaibin Shen, Pengpeng Dai, Xintong Zhang, Lin Song Li
This work reports the fabrication of a luminescent planar plate based on stable aqueous quantum dots (QDs) and poly­(diallyl­dimethyl­ammonium chloride) (PDDA) via a layer-by-layer (LBL) assembly technique. Preparation of aqueous QDs with facile monoalkyl maleate amphiphilic surfactants as the coating agent is conducted by a robust and efficient phase-transfer method. The as-prepared aqueous QDs exhibit bright emission, and their surface has very large negative zeta potential values, which are useful for electrostatic LBL assembly. Red, green, and blue luminescent planar plates are successfully fabricated via LBL assembly of the monocolor QDs, respectively. Through accurately adjusting the relative proportion of each monocolor luminescent component, we obtain an inspiring luminescent planar plate, which emits bright white light with a color coordinate of (0.3509, 0.3483), a correlated color temperature (CCT) of 4766 K, and a high color rendering index (CRI, Ra) of 89.5 under the irradiation of UV light. Therefore, this paper reports a facile process for the design and preparation of luminescent planar plates, which have potential applications in display and solid-state lighting devices.