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QD Vision, Inc. | Date: 2016-06-13

A method for preparing semiconductor nanocrystals comprising indium arsenide is disclosed. The method includes heating a first mixture including nanocrystal seeds comprising indium arsenide with an absorbance in a range from about 700 to 800 nm and a liquid medium in a reaction vessel to a first temperature; and combining the nanocrystals seeds comprising indium arsenide with an indium-source mixture and an arsenic-source mixture under conditions suitable to increase the size of the seeds to form the semiconductor nanocrystals comprising indium arsenide, wherein the indium-source mixture includes an indium precursor, a coordinating solvent, and a carboxylic acid; and the arsenic-source mixture includes a liquid medium and an arsenic precursor represented by the formula As(Y(R)_(3))_(3), where Y is Ge, Sn, or Pb; and each R, independently, is alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, cycloalkyl, cycloalkenyl, heterocyclyl, aryl, or heteroaryl, wherein each R, independently, is optionally substituted by 1 to 6 substituents independently selected from hydrogen, halo, hydroxy, nitro, cyano, amino, alkyl, cycloalkyl, cycloalkenyl, alkoxy, acyl, thio, thioalkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, cycloalkenyl, heterocyclyl, aryl, or heteroaryl. Semiconductor nanocrystals are also disclosed.


A luminescent particle including a surface comprising glass that surrounds one or more particles of one or more light emissive materials is disclosed. Preferably the surface comprises a vitrified glass. Methods form making a luminescent particle including a surface comprising glass that surrounds one or more particles of one or more light emissive materials is also disclosed. Compositions and products including a luminescent particle are further disclosed.


Methods for making an hermetically sealed optical component are disclosed. An individual hermetically sealed optical component and products including same are also disclosed.


The invention provides a lighting device comprising (i) a light source configured to generate light source light, and (ii) a light converter configured to convert at least part of the light source light into visible converter light, wherein the light converter comprises a polymeric host material with light converter nanoparticles embedded in the polymeric host material, wherein the polymeric host material is based on radical polymerizable monomers, and wherein the polymeric host material contains equal to or less then 5 ppm radical initiator based material relative to the total weight of the polymeric host material.


Disclosed are a semiconductor nanocrystal comprising an alloy comprising an alloy including a Group III element, a Group II element, antimony, and a Group VI element; a method for preparing a semiconductor nanocrystal comprising an alloy comprising an alloy including a Group III element, a Group II element, antimony, and a Group VI element, and a light emitting device including an emissive material comprising a semiconductor nanocrystal comprising an alloy comprising an alloy including a Group III element, a Group II element, antimony, and a Group VI element.


A semiconductor nanocrystal including a core comprising a first semiconductor material comprising at least three chemical elements and a shell disposed over at least a portion of the core, the shell comprising a second semiconductor material, wherein the semiconductor nanocrystal is capable of emitting light with an improved photoluminescence quantum efficiency. Also disclosed are populations of semiconductor nanocrystals, compositions and devices including a semiconductor nanocrystal capable of emitting light with an improved photoluminescence quantum efficiency. In one embodiment, a semiconductor nanocrystal includes a core comprising a first semiconductor material comprising at least three chemical elements and a shell disposed over at least a portion of the core, the shell comprising a second semiconductor material, wherein the semiconductor nanocrystal is capable of emitting light upon excitation with a photoluminescence quantum efficiency greater than about 65%. In another embodiment, a semiconductor nanocrystal includes a core comprising a first semiconductor material comprising zinc, cadmium, and sulfur and a shell disposed over at least a portion of the core, the shell comprising a second semiconductor material. In a further embodiment, a semiconductor nanocrystal includes a core comprises a first semiconductor material comprising at least three chemical elements and a shell disposed over at least a portion of the core, the shell comprising a second semiconductor material comprising at least three chemical elements, wherein the semiconductor nanocrystal is capable of emitting light with a photoluminescence quantum efficiency greater than about 60% upon excitation. In a further embodiment, a semiconductor nanocrystal including a core comprises a first semiconductor material comprising zinc, cadmium, and selenium and a shell disposed over at least a portion of the core, the shell comprising a second semiconductor material, wherein the semiconductor nanocrystal is capable of emitting light with a photoluminescence quantum efficiency greater than about 60% upon excitation.


Patent
QD Vision, Inc. | Date: 2016-05-19

A light emitting device including a light emitting element having a light emitting surface and an optical component comprising an optical material comprising quantum dots sealed within an optically transparent structural member, the optical component being coupled to the light emitting element by a thermally conductive member is disclosed. A light emitting device including a light emitting element having a light emitting surface and an optical component comprising an optical material comprising quantum dots sealed within a structural member comprising single crystal sapphire, the optical component being coupled to the light emitting element by a thermally conductive member, is also disclosed.


The present inventions relate to optical components which include quantum confined semiconductor nanoparticles, wherein at least a portion of the nanoparticles include a ligand attached to a surface thereof, the ligand being represented by the formula X-Sp-Z, wherein: X represents: a primary amine group, a secondary amine group, a urea, a thiourea, an imidizole group, an amide group, a carboxylic acid or carboxylate group, a phosphonic or arsonic acid group, a phosphoric acid group, a phosphate group, a phosphite group, a phosphinic acid group, a phosphinate group, a phosphine oxide group, a phosphinite group, a phosphine group, an arsenic acid group, an arsenate group, an arsenous acid group, an arsenite group, an arsinic acid group, an arsine oxide group, or an arsine group; Sp represents a group capable of allowing a transfer of charge or an insulating group; and Z represents a multifunctional group including three or more functional groups capable of communicating a specific property or chemical reactivity to the nanoparticle, wherein at least three of the functional groups are chemically distinct, and wherein Z is not reactive upon exposure to light. As used herein, the term optical components includes, but is not limited to, optical components, systems including optical components, lamps including optical components, devices including optical components, films useful in the foregoing, inks useful in making the foregoing, and compositions useful in the foregoing.


Patent
QD Vision, Inc. | Date: 2016-04-04

The present invention relates to a formulation comprising a medium, one or more stabilizers, and one or more particles comprising nanoparticles included within a host material. In certain embodiments, a stabilizer comprises a HALS stabilizer. In certain embodiments, a stabilizer comprises a UVA stabilizer. In certain embodiments, the formulation includes a HALS stabilizer and a UVA stabilizer. In certain embodiments, nanoparticles have light-emissive properties. Other embodiments relate to a powder obtainable from a formulation of the invention, a composition including a powder of the invention, a coating comprising a formulation of the invention, and products and applications including a particle of the invention. In preferred embodiments, a nanoparticle comprises a semiconductor nanocrystal. In certain embodiments, a host material comprises a polymer. In certain embodiments, a host material comprises an inorganic material. A raw batch formulation and particle obtainable therefrom is also disclosed.


A component including a substrate, at least one layer including a color conversion material comprising quantum dots disposed over the substrate, and a layer comprising a conductive material (e.g., indium-tin-oxide) disposed over the at least one layer. (Embodiments of such component are also referred to herein as a QD light-enhancement substrate (QD-LES).) In certain preferred embodiments, the substrate is transparent to light, for example, visible light, ultraviolet light, and/or infrared radiation. In certain embodiments, the substrate is flexible. In certain embodiments, the substrate includes an outcoupling element (e.g., a microlens array). A film including a color conversion material comprising quantum dots and a conductive material is also provided. In certain embodiments, a component includes a film described herein. Lighting devices are also provided. In certain embodiments, a lighting device includes a film described herein. In certain embodiments, a lighting device includes a component described herein.

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