Photoluminescent, near-stoichiometric colloidal CuInSe2 nanocrystals are synthesized in large batches and with good colloidal quality. An organometallic method is used with a moderate reaction temperature (≤200 °C) to produce CuInSe2 nanocrystals with size-tunable photoluminescence spectra ranging from ∼600 to ∼850 nm. Two-dimensional photoluminescence excitation-emission maps are reported for the CuInSe 2 nanocrystals, highlighting the size-tunable excitonic features. Type I heterostructured CuInSe2/ZnS nanocrystals are prepared and purified. They are found to have absolute photoluminescence quantum yields up to ∼26%. The potential to use CuInSe2/ZnS core/shell nanocrystals as a potential low toxicity active layer in light-emitting diodes is demonstrated by fabricating electroluminescent devices.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Surfaces, Coatings and Films