Scientists at Nanjing University of Science and Technology, China, and colleagues have used quantum dots based on perovskites for QD-based light-emitting devices (QLEDs). These (completely inorganic) materials reportedly solve the stability problem of previously developed hybrid organic–inorganic halide perovskites.

Quantum dots (QDs) are nanometer-sized semiconductor materials with highly tunable properties such as bandgap, emission color, and absorption spectrum. These characteristics depend on their size and shape, which can be controlled during the synthesis. The quantum dots' luminescence wavelength can be tuned by both their size and by the halide ratio. In this research, the team made blue, green, and yellow QLEDs with high quantum yields, using the perovskite quantum dots as the emitting layer. The researchers state that this development could allow the design of new optoelectronic devices, such as displays, photodetectors, solar cells, and lasers.