Light emitting materials have a wide range of applications. Existing technologies show limitations though: luminescence processes for organic luminophores and inorganic nanocrystals are generally concentration-dependent; they can be weakened or even totally quenched due to the formation of aggregates, and to toxicity of inorganic (Cadmium) nanocrystals. Size-control and stability of organic nanoparticles are also known issues.
AIE Nanohybrids are Inorganic Nanoparticles grafted with Aggregation Induced Emission (AIE) molecules as surface ligands. They can be processed into nanostructured electrodes.
Proof of concept using ZnO nanoparticles and nanostructured ZnO layers
• OLED display & lighting
• Security printing
• Chemical sensors, biological probes