Graphene quantum dots (GQDs) have attracted great attention due to their unique optoelectronic properties. There remains a critical challenge to utilize the water-soluble GQDs for device applications. Here we report a facile method to fabricate a GQD-agar composite. The composite exhibits excellent optical stability and no luminescence quenching is observed. The composite is successfully applied as a colour converting material in blue light-emitting diodes (LEDs) to achieve white light emission. The luminous efficiency and light conversion efficiency of the white LED are 42.2 lm W -1 and 61.1% respectively. The light conversion efficiency of the WLED is stable for over 100 hours of continuous operation.
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- Materials Chemistry