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Excitonic Quantum Materials for Lighting

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Excitonic lighting materials are a class of emerging lighting sources based on organic, inorganic nanostructured materials. They include molecular phosphors, colloidal quantum dots, metal halide perovskite, organic semiconductors and their hybrids. In all cases, lighting device fabrication can be achieved using low cost, large area deposition methods on both rigid and flexible substrates.

Progress in all types of excitonic lighting materials has undoubtedly been impressive in recent years, with research activity growing rapidly worldwide. For instance, solution-processed quantum dot light-emitting diodes (QLEDs) represent a hallmark breakthrough in displays, and lighting, as can be seen from the newly launched QD HDTVs. However, much fundamental research related to materials exciton and charge carrier dynamics still needs to be carried out, in particular on the less well-developed hybrid cells, photonic devices, different type of LED and laser devices, where many vital challenges must be addressed to enable future successful commercialization.

We welcome investigators to contribute with Original Research Articles and Review Articles that will stimulate the continuing efforts to exploit the great potential of Excitonic lighting materials and motivate the development of related fields. Main suggested target topics include (but are not limited to) the following:

• Phosphor molecular materials synthesis
• Organic semiconductor materials for lighting
• Colloidal quantum dot for lighting
• Nanoparticle–molecule hybrid systems
• Lanthanide-doped nanocrystal and their hybrids
• Charge carrier dynamics
• Exciton dynamics
• Molecular dynamic simulations for excitonic materials


Keywords: hybrid, quantum dot, nanoparticle, phosphorescence, photoluminescence, lighting, quantum materials


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Excitonic lighting materials are a class of emerging lighting sources based on organic, inorganic nanostructured materials. They include molecular phosphors, colloidal quantum dots, metal halide perovskite, organic semiconductors and their hybrids. In all cases, lighting device fabrication can be achieved using low cost, large area deposition methods on both rigid and flexible substrates.

Progress in all types of excitonic lighting materials has undoubtedly been impressive in recent years, with research activity growing rapidly worldwide. For instance, solution-processed quantum dot light-emitting diodes (QLEDs) represent a hallmark breakthrough in displays, and lighting, as can be seen from the newly launched QD HDTVs. However, much fundamental research related to materials exciton and charge carrier dynamics still needs to be carried out, in particular on the less well-developed hybrid cells, photonic devices, different type of LED and laser devices, where many vital challenges must be addressed to enable future successful commercialization.

We welcome investigators to contribute with Original Research Articles and Review Articles that will stimulate the continuing efforts to exploit the great potential of Excitonic lighting materials and motivate the development of related fields. Main suggested target topics include (but are not limited to) the following:

• Phosphor molecular materials synthesis
• Organic semiconductor materials for lighting
• Colloidal quantum dot for lighting
• Nanoparticle–molecule hybrid systems
• Lanthanide-doped nanocrystal and their hybrids
• Charge carrier dynamics
• Exciton dynamics
• Molecular dynamic simulations for excitonic materials


Keywords: hybrid, quantum dot, nanoparticle, phosphorescence, photoluminescence, lighting, quantum materials


Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.

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30 September 2021 Abstract
31 March 2022 Manuscript

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31 March 2022 Manuscript

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