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Sci Rep. 2018 Feb 6;8(1):2463. doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-20869-1.

Transparent Displays Utilizing Nanopatterned Quantum Dot Films.

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1
Department of Electrical Engineering, College of Engineering, Korea University, Seoul, 02841, Korea.
2
Department of Nano Manufacturing Technology, Korea Institute of Machinery and Materials (KIMM), Daejeon, 34103, Korea.
3
Department of Electrical Engineering, College of Engineering, Korea University, Seoul, 02841, Korea. bkju@korea.ac.kr.
4
Department of Nano Manufacturing Technology, Korea Institute of Machinery and Materials (KIMM), Daejeon, 34103, Korea. jhjeong@kimm.re.kr.

Abstract

We report the realization of a transparent display using glass covered by a nanopatterned quantum dot (QD) film with good transmittance. The film was fabricated by nanoimprint lithography (NIL) and spin coating of colloidal QDs with specificexcitation maxima. The produced nanopatterned QD film was attached to transparent glass, enabling active image generation using a laser light source of a specific wavelength. Selective light emission was induced by strongly exciting the laser-exposed film surface, creating desired images, with color modulationenabled by controlling the QD layer (dozens of nanometers in size) via nanopatterning. The nanopatterned QD film used for image generation exhibits excellent transmittance (>80%), and can be used for transparent displays, with image realization in both bright and dark spaces. The fabricated displays have wide viewing anglesowing to their good light emission characteristics, and the fabrication through spin coating renders the fabrication process simple and applicable to large areas.

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