When we applied colloidal quantum dots (QDs) for quantum dot light emitting diodes, it was well known that shell thickness played an important role in core protection, confinement of electrons and holes, and charge injection efficiency. However, although the shell thickness dependence of electroluminescence properties was reported, carrier injection efficiency has not been discussed in detail. In this paper, we investigated the effect of shell thickness on the carrier injection efficiency that was evaluated by photoelectrochemical measurements. By comparing the product of internal quantum yield of photoluminescence and the evaluated carrier injection efficiency with external quantum efficiency (EQE) for QDs with various shell thicknesses, we found that the optimal shell thickness for increasing EQE is determined by the balance between protection of QD's surface and carrier injection efficiency.

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