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Enhanced performance of molecular organic light-emitting diodes on polyester substrates
Author(s): George M. Daly; Hideyuki Murata; Charles D. Merritt; Michael C. Miller; Zakya H. Kafafi; Hiroshi Inada; Yasuhiko Shirota
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Paper Abstract

Enhanced performance has been observed for molecular organic light emitting diodes (MOLEDs) consisting of two to four organic layers sequentially vacuum vapor deposited onto patterned indium-tin oxide (ITO) on polyester (PET) films. For the device structures studied, the performance of diodes fabricated on polyester is comparable to or better than their analogs on glass substrates. For example, at 100 A/m2, a luminous power efficiency of 4.4 lm/W and external quantum yield of 2.7 percent is observed for a device structure consisting of two hole transport layers, a doped emitting layer and an electron transport layer on a polyester substrate. The same device made on a glass substrate has a luminous power efficiency of 3.5 lm/W and external quantum yield of 2.3 percent. The enhanced performance of the plastic MOLEDs is attributed to increased optical output coupling. Electrical and optical performance for comparative device structures has been characterized by current-voltage-luminance measurements and electroluminescence spectra, and ITO surface morphology has been studied by Atomic Force Microscopy.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 December 1997
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3148, Organic Light-Emitting Materials and Devices, (1 December 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.295547
Show Author Affiliations
George M. Daly, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Hideyuki Murata, Naval Research Lab. and Sachs Freeman Associates, Inc. (United States)
Charles D. Merritt, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Michael C. Miller, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Zakya H. Kafafi, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Hiroshi Inada, Osaka Univ. (Japan)
Yasuhiko Shirota, Osaka Univ. (Japan)

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

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