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Characterization of white electroluminescent devices fabricated using conjugated polymer blends

  • Do-Hoon Hwang (a1), Moo-Jin Park (a1), Suk-Kyung Kim (a1), Nam-Heon Lee (a2), Changhee Lee (a3), Yong-Bae Kim (a4) and Hong-Ku Shim (a5)...

Abstract

We report the characterization of white light emitting devices fabricated using conjugated polymer blends. Blue emissive poly[9,9-bis(4′-n-octyloxyphenyl)fluorene-2,7-diyl-co-10-(2′-ethylhexyl)phenothiazine-3,7-diyl] [poly(BOPF-co-PTZ)] and red emissive poly(2-(2′-ethylhexyloxy)-5-methoxy-1,4-phenylenevinylene) (MEH-PPV) were used in the blends. The inefficient energy transfer between these blue and red light emitting polymers (previously deduced from the photoluminscence (PL) spectra of the blend films) enables the production of white light emission through control of the blend ratio. The PL and electroluminescence (EL) emission spectra of the blend systems were found to vary with the blend ratio. The EL devices were fabricated in the indium tin oxide [poly(3,4-ethylenedioxy-thiophene)-poly(styrenesulfonate)] (ITO/PEDOT-PSS)blend/LiF/Al configuration, and white light emission was obtained for one of the tested blend ratios.

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Characterization of white electroluminescent devices fabricated using conjugated polymer blends

  • Do-Hoon Hwang (a1), Moo-Jin Park (a1), Suk-Kyung Kim (a1), Nam-Heon Lee (a2), Changhee Lee (a3), Yong-Bae Kim (a4) and Hong-Ku Shim (a5)...

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