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Metal halide solid-state surface treatment for nanocrystal materials

United States Patent

April 26, 2016
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Metal Halide Surface Treatment of Quantum Dots
Methods of treating nanocrystal and/or quantum dot devices are described. The methods include contacting the nanocrystals and/or quantum dots with a solution including metal ions and halogen ions, such that the solution displaces native ligands present on the surface of the nanocrystals and/or quantum dots via ligand exchange.
Luther; Joseph M. (Boulder, CO), Crisp; Ryan (Golden, CO), Beard; Matthew C. (Arvada, CO)
Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC (Golden, CO)
14/ 939,928
November 12, 2015
CONTRACTUAL ORIGIN The United States Government has rights in this disclosure under Contract No. DE-AC36-08GO28308 between the United States Department of Energy and the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC, the Manager and Operator of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.