Research Articles


  1. Hyeonjoon Lee, Da-Eun Yoon, Sungjun Koh, Moon Sung Kang, Jaehoon Lim, and Doh. C. Lee, "Ligands as Universal Molecular Toolkit in Synthesis and Assembly of Semiconductor Nanocrystals", Chemical Science, 2020.

  2. Jeongkyun Roh, Young-Shin Park, Jaehoon Lim, and Victor Klimov, "Optically Pumped Colloidal-Quantum-Dot Lasing in LED-Like Devices with an Integrated Optical Cavity", Nature Communications, 2020, 11:271, 1-10


  1. S. Rhee, J. H. Chang, D. Hahm, K. Kim, B. G. Jeong, K. J. Lee, J. Lim, K. Char, C. Lee, W. K. Bae, "A “Positive Incentive” Approach to Enhance Operational Stability of Quantum Dot based Light-Emitting Diode", ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 2019, 11, 43, 40252-40259.

  2. R. Singh, W. Liu, J. Lim, I. Robel, V. I. Klimov, "Hot-electron Dynamics in Quantum Dots Manipulated by Spin-exchange Auger Interactions", Nature Nanotechnology, 2019, 14, 1035-1041.

  3. D. Lee, S. Koh, D.-E. Yoon, S. Lee, W. D. Kim, D. Kim, W. K. Bae, J. Lim, D. C. Lee, "Synthesis of InP Nanocrystals Using Triphenyl Phosphite as Phosphorus Source", Korean Journal of Chemical Engineering, 2019, 36, 9, 1518-1526.

  4. Sooho Lee, Da-Eun Yoon, Dahin Kim, Byeong Guk Jeong, Dongkyu Lee, Jaehoon Lim, Wan Ki Bae, Hyung-Kyu Lim, Doh C Lee, "Direct cation exchange of CdSe nanocrystals into ZnSe enabled by controlled binding between guest cations and organic ligands", Nanoscale, 2019, 11, 15072-15082.

  5. Kyeongchan Noh, Minsu Kim, Sang-Hyun Lee, Hwang-Sik Yun, Tae-Hyeon Lim, Yeongho Choi, Ki-Ju Kim, Yiran Jiang, Keonwon Beom, Minju Kim, Young-Gwang Kim, Pilwoo Lee, Nuri Oh, Bong Hoon Kim, Chansun Shin, Hyun Ho Lee, Tae-Sik Yoon, Moonsub Shim, Jaehoon Lim, Ki-Bum Kim, Seong-Yong Cho*, "Effect of ethanolamine passivation of ZnO nanoparticles in quantum dot light emitting diode structure", Current Applied Physics, 2019, 19, 9, 998-1005.

  6. Donghyo Hahm, Donghyun Ko, Byeong Guk Jeong, Sohee Jeong, Jaehoon Lim*, Wan Ki Bae*, Changhee Lee & Kookheon Char*, "Environmentally benign nanocrystals: challenges and future directions", Journal of Information Technology, 2019, 20:2, 61-72.

  7. Whi Dong Kim, Dahin Kim, Da-Eun Yoon, Hyeonjun Lee, Jaehoon Lim*, Wan Ki Bae*, Doh C. Lee*, "Pushing the Efficiency Envelope for Semiconductor Nanocrystal-Based Electroluminescence Devices Using Anisotropic Nanocrystals", Chemisry of Materials, 2019, 31, 9, 3066-3082.

  8. Donghyo Hahm, Jun Hyuk Chang, Byeong Guk Jeong , Philip Park, Jaeyoul Kim, Seongjae Lee, Jongha Choi, Whi Dong Kim, Seunghyun Rhee, Jaehoon Lim, Doh C. Lee, Changhee Lee, Kookheon Char*, and Wan Ki Bae*, "Design Principle for Bright, Robust, and Color-Pure InP/ZnSexS1–x/ZnS Heterostructures", Chemistry of Materials, 2019, 31, 9, 3476-3484.

  9. Young-Shin Park, Jaehoon Lim, Victor I. Klimov, "Asymmetrically strained quantum dots with non-fluctuating single-dot emission spectra and subthermal room-temperature linewidths" Nature Materials, 2019, ASAP. [LINK]

  10. Wan Ki Bae, Jaehoon Lim*, "Nanostructured colloidal quantum dots for efficient electroluminescence devices", Korean Journal of Chemical Engineering, 2019, 36(2), 173-185. [LINK]


  1. Hyeong Jin Yun, Jaehoon Lim, Addis S. Fuhr, Nikolay S. Makarov, Sam Keene, Matt Law, Jeffrey M. Pietryga, Victor I. Klimov, "Charge-Transport Mechanisms in CuInSexS2–x Quantum-Dot Films", ACS Nano, 2018, 12 (12), 12587-12596.

  2. Hyunho Lee, Jaehoon Lim,  Jiyun Song, Hyeonjun Heo, Kunsik An, Jaehoon Kim, Seonghoon Lee, Kookheon Char, Hyung-Jun Song, Changhee Lee, "CdSe tetrapod interfacial layer for improving electron extraction in planar hetero-junction perovskite solar cells" Nanotechnology, 2018, 30 (6) 065401 [LINK].

  3. Jaehoon Lim, Young-Shin Park, Kaifeng Wu, Hyeong Jin Yun, Victor I. Klimov, "Droop-free Quantum Dot Light Emitting Diodes" Nano Letters, 2018, 18 (10), 6645-6653. [LINK]

  4. Ikjun Cho, Heeyoung Jung, Byeong Guk Jeong, Donghyo Hahm, Jun Hyuk Chang, Taesoo Lee, Kookheon Char , Doh C. Lee, Jaehoon Lim, Changhee Lee , Jinhan Cho, Wan Ki Bae , "Ligand-Asymmetric Janus Quantum Dots for Efficient Blue-Quantum Dot Light-Emitting Diodes" ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 2018, 10 (26), 22453-22459. [LINK]

  5. Jaehoon Lim, Young-Shin Park, Victor. I. Klimov, "Optical Gain in Colloidal Quantum Dots Achieved with Direct-Current Electrical Pumping", Nature Materials, 2018, 17, 42-49.


  1. Hyung-Jun Song, Byeong Guk Jeong , Jaehoon Lim, Doh C. Lee, Wan Ki Bae, and Victor I. Klimov, "Performance Limits of Luminescent Solar Concentrators Tested with Seed/Quantum-Well Quantum Dots in a Selective-Reflector-Based Optical Cavity", Nano Letters, 2017, 18 (1), 395-404.

  2. Kaifeng Wu, Young-Shin Park, Jaehoon Lim, and Victor I. Klimov, "Towards zero-threshold optical gain using charged semiconductor quantum dots", Nature Nanotechnology, 2017, 12, 1140-1147.

  3. Young-Shin Park, Jaehoon Lim, Nikolay S. Makarov, and Victor I. Klimov, "Effect of Interfacial Alloying versus “Volume Scaling” on Auger Recombination in Compositionally Graded Semiconductor Quantum Dots", Nano Letters, 2017, 17 (9), 5607–5613.

  4. Kaifeng Wu, Jaehoon Lim, V. I. Klimov, "Superposition Principle in Auger Recombination of Charged and Neutral Multicarrier States in Semiconductor Quantum Dots", ACS Nano, 2017, 11 (8), 8437–8447.

  5. Hyeonjun Heo, Moo Hyung Lee, Jeehye Yang, Han Sol Wee, Jaehoon Lim, Donghyo Hahm, Ji Woong Yu, Wan Ki Bae, Won Bo Lee, Moon Sung Kang , and Kookheon Char, "Assemblies of Colloidal CdSe Tetrapod Nanocrystals with Lengthy Arms for Flexible Thin-Film Transistors", Nano Letters, 2017, 17 (4), 2433-2439.

  6. Nikolay S. Makarov, Jaehoon Lim, Qianglu Lin, John W. Lewellen, Nathan A. Moody, István Robel , and Jeffrey M. Pietryga, "Quantum Dot Thin-Films as Rugged, High-Performance Photocathodes", Nano Letters, 2017, 17 (4), 2319-2327.


  1. Hongbo Li, Kaifeng Wu, Jaehoon Lim, Hyung-Jun Song & Victor I. Klimov, "Doctor-blade deposition of quantum dots onto standard window glass for low-loss large-area luminescent solar concentrators", Nature Energy, 2016, 1, 16157 (doi: 10.1038/nenergy.2016.157)..

  2. Jeffrey M. Pietryga, Young-Shin Park, Jaehoon Lim, Andrew F. Fidler, Wan Ki Bae, Sergio Brovelli, and Victor I. Klimov, "Spectroscopic and Device Aspects of Nanocrystal Quantum Dots", Chemical Reviews, 2016, 116 (18), 10513-10622.

  3. Younghun Sung, Jaehoon Lim, Jai Hyun Koh, Byoung Koun Min, Jeffrey Pyun, Kookheon Char, "Arm length dependency of Pt-decorated CdSe tetrapods on the performance of photocatalytic hydrogen generation", Korean J. Chem. Eng., 2016, 33 (8), 2287-2290.

  4. Victor I. Klimov, Thomas A. Baker, Jaehoon Lim, Kirill A. Velizhanin, Hunter McDaniel, "Quality Factor of Luminescent Solar Concentrators and Practical Concentration Limits Attainable with Semiconductor Quantum Dots", ACS Photonics, 2016, 3 (6) 1138-1148.


  1. Chan-mo Kang, Jessica Wade, Sumin Yun, Jaehoon Lim, Hyunduck Cho, Jeongkyun Roh, Hyunkoo Lee, Sangwook Nam, Donal D. C. Bradley, Ji-Seon Kim, Changhee Lee, "1 GHz Pentacene Diode Rectifiers Enabled by Controlled Film Deposition on SAM-Treated Au Anodes", Adv. Electron. Mater., 2015, 2 (2), 1500282.

  2. Donggu Lee, Jaehoon Lim, Myeongjin Park, Jun Young Kim, Jiyun Song, Jeonghun Kwak, Seonghoon Lee, Kookheon Char and Changhee Lee, "Influence of Sequential Ligand Exchange and Elimination on the Performance of P3HT:CdSe Quantum Dot Hybrid Solar Cells", Nanotechnology, 2015, 26 (46), 465401.

  3. Younghun Sung,  Jaehoon Lim,  Jai Hyun Koh,  Lawrence J. Hill,  Byoung Koun Min,  Jeffrey Pyun  and  Kookheon Char, "Uniform decoration of Pt nanoparticles on well-defined CdSe tetrapods and the effect of their Pt cluster size on photocatalytic H2 generation", CrystEngComm, 2015, 17, 8423-8427..

  4. Young-Shin Park, Wan Ki Bae, Thomas Baker, Jaehoon Lim, and Victor I. Klimov, "Effect of Auger recombination on lasing in heterostructured quantum dots with engineered core/shell interfaces", Nano Letters, 2015, 15 (11), 7319-7328.

  5. Jiyun Song, Jaehoon Lim, Donggu Lee, M. Thambidurai, Jun Young Kim, Myeongjin Park, Hyung-Jun Song, Seonghoon Lee, Kookheon Char, and Changhee Lee, "Nanostructured Electron-selective Interlayer for Efficient Inverted Organic Solar Cells", ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 2015, 7 (33), 18460-18466.

  6. Jeonghun Kwak, Jaehoon Lim, Myeongjin Park, Seonghoon Lee, Kookheon Char, Changhee Lee, "High-power Genuine Ultraviolet Light-emitting Diodes Based on Colloidal Nanocrystal Quantum Dots", Nano Letters, 2015, 15 (6), 3793-3799..

  7. Hyunduck Cho, Jeonghun Kwak, Jaehoon Lim, Myeongjin Park, Donggu Lee, Wan Ki Bae, Youn Sang Kim, Kookheon Char, Seonghoon Lee, and Changhee Lee, "Soft Contact Transplanted Nanocrystal Quantum Dots for Light-emitting Diodes: Effect of Surface Energy on Device Performance", ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2015, 7 (20), 10828-10833.

  8. Myeongjin Park,  Seok-Heon Jung,  Jaehoon Lim,  Dae-Young Kim,  Hee-Jin Kim,  Seungyong Lee,  Heeyoung Jung,  Seonghoon Lee,  Changhee Lee  and  Jin-Kyun Lee, "Semiconductor Nanocrystals in Fluorous Liquids for the Construction of Light-emitting Diodes", Journal of Materials Chemistry C, 2015, 3 (12), 2759-2762.


  1. Jaehoon Lim, Byeong Guk Jeong, Myeongjin Park, Jai Kyeong Kim, Jeffrey M. Pietryga, Young-Shin Park, Victor I. Klimov, Changhee Lee, Doh C. Lee, Wan Ki Bae, "Influence of Shell Thickness on the Performance of Light-Emitting Devices Based on CdSe/Zn1-XCdXS Core/Shell Heterostructured Quantum Dots", Advanced Materials, 2014, 26 (47), 8034-8040.

  2. Jaehoon Lim, Lisa zur Borg, Stefan Dolezel, Friederike Schmid, Kookheon Char, Rudolf Zentel, "Strategy for Good Dispersion of Well-Defined Tetrapods in Semiconducting Polymer Matrices", Marcromolecular Rapid Communications, 2014, 35 (19), 1685-1891.

  3. Wan Ki Bae, Jaehoon Lim, Donggu Lee, Myeongjin Park, Hyunkoo Lee, Jeonghun Kwak, Kookheon Char, Changhee Lee, Seonghoon Lee, "R/G/B/Natural White Light Thin Colloidal Quantum Dot-Based Light-Emitting Devices", Advanced Materials, 2014, 26 (37), 6387-6393.

  4. Wan Ki Bae, Jaehoon Lim, Matthias Zorn, Jeonghun Kwak, Young-Shin Park, Donggu Lee, Seonghoon Lee, Kookheon Char, Rudolf Zentel, Changhee Lee, "Reduced Efficiency Roll-Off in Light-Emitting Diodes Based on Quantum Dot-Conducting Polymer Hybrids", Journal of Materials Chemistry C, 2014, 2, 4974-4979.

  5. Eiji Usukura, Shuhei Shinohara, Koichi Okamoto, Jaehoon Lim, Kookheon Char, Kaoru Tamada, "Highly Confined, Enhanced Surface Fluorescence Imaging with Two-dimensional Silver Nanoparticle Sheets", Applied Physics Letters, 2014, 104, 121906.

  6. Eui Tae Kim, Woo Jin Chung, Jaehoon Lim, Patrick Johe, Richard S. Glass, Jeffrey Pyun, Kookheon Char, "One-pot Synthesis of PbS NP/Sulfur-Oleylamine Copolymer Nanocomposites via the Copolymerization of Elemental Sulfur with Oleylamine", Polymer Chemistry , 2014, 5, 3617-3623.

  7. Jaehoon Lim, Donggu Lee, Myeongjin Park, Jiyun Song, Seonghoon Lee, Moon Sung Kang, Changhee Lee, Kookheon Char, "Modular Fabrication of Hybrid Bulk Heterojunction Solar Cells Based on Breakwater-like CdSe Tetrapod Nanocrystal Network Infused with P3HT", Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2014, 118 (8), 3942-3952.


  1. Wan Ki Bae, Young-Shin Park, Jaehoon Lim, Donggu Lee, Lazaro A. Padilha, Hunter McDaniel, Istvan Robel, Changhee Lee, Jeffrey M. Pietryga, Victor I. Klimov, "Controlling the influence of Auger recombination on the performance of quantum-dot light-emitting diodes", Nature Communications, 2013, 4, 2661.

  2. Jaehoon Lim, Myeongjin Park, Wan Ki Bae, Donggu Lee, Seonghoon Lee, Changhee Lee, Kookheon Char, "Highly Efficient Cadmium-Free Quantum Dot Light Emitting Diodes Enabled by the Direct Formation of Excitons within InP@ZnSeS Quantum Dots", ACS Nano, 2013, 7 (10), 9019-9026.

  3. Lisa zur Borg, Donggu Lee, Jaehoon Lim, Wan Ki Bae, Myeongjin Park, Seonghoon Lee, Changhee Lee, Kookheon Char, Rudolf Zentel, "The Effect of Band Gap Alignment on the Hole Transport from Semiconducting Block Copolymers to Quantum Dots", Journal of Materials Chemistry C, 2013, 1, 1722-1726.

  4. Heeje Woo, Jaehoon Lim, Yeonju Lee, Jinwoo Sung, Hyunkwon Shin, Jin Mok Oh, Moongoo Choi, Hyunsik Yoon, Wan Ki Bae, Kookheon Char, "Robust, Processable, and Bright Quantum Dot/Organosilicate Hybrid Films with Uniform QD Distribution Based on Thiol-containing Organosilicate Ligands", Journal of Materials Chemistry C, 2013, 1, 1983-1989.


  1. Jaehoon Lim, Wan Ki Bae, Ko Un Park, Lisa zur Borg, Rudolf Zentel, Seonghoon Lee, Kookheon Char, "Controlled Synthesis of CdSe Tetrapods with High Morphological Uniformity by the Persistent Kinetic Growth and the Halide-Mediated Phase Transformation", Chemistry of Materials, 2012, 25(8), 1443-1449.

  2. Younghyun Cho, Jaehoon Lim, Kookheon Char, "Layer-by-layer assembled stimuli-responsive nanoporous membranes", Soft Matter , 2012, 8, 10271-10278.

  3. Jaehoon Lim, Wan Ki Bae, Jeonghun Kwak, Seonghoon Lee, Changhee Lee, Kookheon Char, "Perspective on Synthesis, Device Structures, and Printing Processes for Quantum Dot Displays", Optical Materials Express, 2012, 2(5), 594-628.

  4. Jeonghun Kwak, Wan Ki Bae, Donggu Lee, Insun Park, Jaehoon Lim, Myeongjin Park, Hyunduck Cho, Heeje Woo, Do Y. Yoon, Kookheon Char, Seonghoon Lee, Changhee Lee, "Bright and Efficient Colloidal Quantum Dot based Light-Emitting Diodes with inverted structure", Nano Letters, 2012, 12 (5), 2362–2366.

  5. Seung Hyun Sung, Hyunsik Yoon, Jaehoon Lim, Kookheon Char, "Reusable Stamps for Printing Sub‐100 nm Patterns of Functional Nanoparticles", Small , 2012, 8, 826-831.


  1. Jaehoon Lim, Wan Ki Bae, Donggu Lee, Min Ki Nam, Joohyun Jung, Changhee Lee, Kookheon Char, Seonghoon Lee, "InP@ZnSeS, Core@Composition Gradient Shell Quantum Dots with Enhanced Stability", Chemistry of Materials, 2011, 23, 4459-4463.

  2. Hyunsik Yoon, Moon Kyu Kwak, Sang Moon Kim, Seung Hyun Sung, Jaehoon Lim, Hyo Seon Suh, Kahp Y. Suh, Kookheon Char, "Polymeric Nanopillars Reinforced with Metallic Shells in the Lower Stem Region", Small , 2011, 7, 3005-3010.


  1. Wan Ki Bae, Jeonghun Kwak, Jaehoon Lim, Donggu Lee, Min Ki Nam, Kookheon Char, Changhee Lee, Seonghoon Lee, "Multicolored Light-Emitting Diodes Based on All-Quantum Dot Multilayer Films Using Layer-by-Layer Assembly Method", Nano Letters, 2010, 10, 2368-2373.

  2. Misook Lee, Wook Park, Changkwon Chung, Jaehoon Lim, Sunghoon Kwon, Kyung Hyun Ahn, Seung Jong Lee, Kookheon Char, "Multilayer Deposition on Patterned Posts Using Alternating Polyelectrolyte Droplets in a Microfluidic Device", Lab on a Chip , 2010, 10, 1160-1166.


  1. Jeonghun Kwak, Wan Ki Bae, Matthias Zorn, Heeje Woo, Hyunsik Yoon, Jaehoon Lim, Sang Wook Kang, Stefan Weber, Hans-Jürgen Butt, Rudolf Zentel, Seonghoon Lee, Kookheon Char, Changhee Lee, "Characterization of Quantum Dot/Conducting Polymer Hybrid Films and Their Application to Light-Emitting Diodes", Advanced Materials, 2009, 21, 48, 5022-5026.

  2. Wan Ki Bae, Jeonghun Kwak, Jaehoon Lim, Donggu Lee, Min Ki Nam, Kookheon Char, Changhee Lee, Seonghoon Lee, "Deep Blue Light-Emitting Diodes Based on Cd1-xZnxS@ZnS Quantum Dots", Nanotechnology, 2009, 20, 7, 075202.

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Natural Sciences Campus, Seobu-ro 2066, Jangan-gu, Suwon 16419, Gyeonggi-do, Republic of Korea

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