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Surface treatment of nanocrystal quantum dots after film deposition

United States Patent

8,946,546
February 3, 2015
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Provided are methods of surface treatment of nanocrystal quantum dots after film deposition so as to exchange the native ligands of the quantum dots for exchange ligands that result in improvement in charge extraction from the nanocrystals.
Sykora; Milan (Los Alamos, NM), Koposov; Alexey (Vancouver, WA), Fuke; Nobuhiro (Los Alamos, NM)
Los Alamos National Security, LLC (Los Alamos, NM), Sharp Corporation (Osaka, JP)
13/ 630,075
September 28, 2012
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERAL RIGHTS This invention was made with government support under Contract No. DE-AC52-06NA25396 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy and made under CRADA number LA08C10583 with the SHARP Corporation. The government has certain rights in the invention.