Cheap, high performance LED to hit market soon
Energy -saving LED extensive acceptance has been slow because of the costs associated with the material and the quality.
The researchers have used an organic-inorganic hybrid form of the stuff perovskites to build the extremely performing LED.
Perovskites are any materials with the same type of crystal structure as calcium titanium oxide.
If the formula could be appropriately tweaked, the researchers believed this organic-inorganic hybrid could perform better.
Researchers in due course created an LED that performed even better than expected after months of experiments using synthetic chemistry to fine tune the material properties and device engineering to control the device architectures.
It is measured at about 10,000 candelabras per square meter at a driving voltage of 12V. Candelas are the unit of measurement for luminescence.
The researchers said they can produce the material in about an hour in the lab and have a full device created and tested in about half a day.
The findings appeared in the journal Advanced Materials.