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New approach to color variable light-emitting devices based on conjugated polymers
Author(s): Yunzhang Wang; Darren D. Gebler; Dian-Kui Fu; Timothy M. Swager; Arthur J. Epstein
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Paper Abstract

Recently there have been reports on color variable light emitting devices. Here we present a new approach to such devices based on conjugated polymers. the device consists of a blend of pyridine-phenylene and thiophene-phenylene based copolymers sandwiched between two redox polymers: emeraldine base form of polyaniline and sulfonated polyaniline (SPAN). ITO and Al are used as electrodes. The devices work under either polarity of driving voltage with different colors of light being emitted from different locations, red from emitting polymer/SPAN interface under forward bias and green from bulk of the emitting polymers under reverse bias. Electroluminescence of the devices peak at 550 nm with a shoulder at 585 nm under reverse bias while they show a single peak at 665 nm under forward bias. The relative fast time response allows the rapid switch of colors and AC operation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 December 1997
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 3148, Organic Light-Emitting Materials and Devices, (1 December 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.279321
Show Author Affiliations
Yunzhang Wang, The Ohio State Univ. (United States)
Darren D. Gebler, The Ohio State Univ. (United States)
Dian-Kui Fu, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
Timothy M. Swager, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
Arthur J. Epstein, The Ohio State Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3148:
Organic Light-Emitting Materials and Devices
Zakya H. Kafafi, Editor(s)

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