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1. (WO2019032577) STABLE QUANTUM DOT EXTRUSION FILM
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CLAIMS

That which is claimed is:

1. A quantum dot film comprising at least one extruded polymer layer, the at least one extruded polymer layer comprising a plurality of stabilized quantum dots.

2. The quantum dot film according to claim 1 , wherein each of the plurality of stabilized quantum dots comprise one or more of the following:

an encapsulation around each of the plurality of stabilized quantum dots, the encapsulation comprising an organic material or an inorganic material;

a plurality of ligands having a length of about 5 nanometers (nm) to about 200 nm; a multi-shell structure;

a shell having a thickness of about 1 to about 20 nm; and

a concentration-gradient quantum dot.

3. The quantum dot film according to claim 2, wherein one or more of the plurality of stabilized quantum dots is a metal nanomaterial or an inorganic nanomaterial.

4. The quantum dot film according to claim 2, wherein one or more of the plurality of stabilized quantum dots is a nanoparticle, a nanofiber, a nanorod, or a nanowire.

5. The quantum dot film according to claim 2, wherein one or more of the plurality of stabilized quantum dots has a size of from about 1 nanometer (nm) to about 100 nm.

6. The quantum dot film according to claim 2, wherein the plurality of stabilized quantum dots are thermally stabilized such that the quantum dot film exhibits no appreciable degradation of optical properties at a temperature of at least about 40 degrees Celsius (°C).

7. The quantum dot film according to claim 2, wherein the plurality of stabilized quantum dots are air stabilized such that the quantum dot film exhibits no appreciable degradation of optical properties when exposed to air having a relative humidity of 95% and a temperature of 60 °C for 1000 hours.

8. The quantum dot film according to claim 2, wherein the plurality of stabilized quantum dots are moisture stabilized such that the quantum dot film exhibits no appreciable degradation of optical properties when exposed to air having a relative humidity of 95% and a temperature of 60 °C for 1000 hours.

9. The quantum dot film according to claim 2, wherein the plurality of stabilized quantum dots are flux stabilized such that the quantum dot film exhibits no appreciable degradation of optical properties when exposed to an acceleration flux of 350 milliwatt per square centimeter (mW/cm2) for 100 hours.

10. The quantum dot film according to claim 2, wherein the plurality of stabilized quantum dots are flux stabilized and thermal stabilized such that the quantum dot film exhibits no appreciable degradation of optical properties when exposed for 100 hours to an acceleration flux of 350 mW/cm2 in air having a temperature of 60 °C.

11. The quantum dot film according to claim 2, wherein the at least one extruded polymer layer comprises a polymer selected from the group consisting of polycarbonate (PC), polyethylene terephthalate (PET), polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA), polyaryletherketones (PAEK), polybutylene terephthalate (PBT), cyclic olefin copolymer (COC), polyethylene naphthalate (PEN), poly(ether sulfone) PES, polyamide (PA), polyphthalamide (PPA), polyimides, poly olefins, polystyrene, and a combination thereof.

12. The quantum dot film according to claim 2, wherein the at least one extruded polymer layer further comprises a scattering material.

13. The quantum dot film according to claim 12, wherein the scattering material comprises titanium dioxide (T1O2), silicon dioxide (S1O2), aluminum oxide (AI2O3), zinc oxide (ZnO), zinc peroxide (ZnC ), zirconium dioxide (ZrC ), or a combination thereof.

14. The quantum dot film according to claim 2, wherein the at least one extruded polymer layer further comprises one or more optional additional additives, the one or more optional additional additives comprising a dispersant, a binder, a scavenger, a stabilizer or a combination thereof.

15. The quantum dot film according to claim 2, wherein the quantum dot film comprises a plurality of extruded polymer layers and the plurality of extruded polymer layers are extruded in a co-extrusion process or a multi-layer extrusion (MLE) process.

16. The quantum dot film according to claim 2, wherein the quantum dot film comprises at least two extruded polymer layers, wherein substantially all of the stabilized quantum dots in one of the extruded polymer layers emits light having a first wavelength, and substantially all of the stabilized quantum dots in another of the extruded polymer layers emits light having a second wavelength, and wherein the first wavelength is different than the second wavelength.

17. The quantum dot film according to claim 16, wherein the first wavelength corresponds to light having a red color and the second wavelength corresponds to light having a green color.

18. The quantum dot film according to claim 2, wherein the at least one extruded polymer layer is textured.

19. The quantum dot film according to claim 2, wherein the quantum dot film does not include a barrier layer.

20. An article comprising the quantum dot film according to claim 2, wherein the article comprises a display for an electronic device, wherein the electronic device is a mobile device, a tablet device, a gaming system, a handheld electronic device, a wearable device, a television, a desktop computer, or a laptop computer.