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White organic light-emitting devices using a thin layer of tris (8-hydroxyquinoline) aluminum doped with 4-(dicyanomethylene)-2-t-butyl-6-(1,1,7,7-tetramethyljulolidyl-9-enyl) as chromaticity-tuning layer
Author(s): Yi Zhao; Gang Cheng; Jingying Hou; Wenfa Xie; Yu Duan; Shiyong Liu
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Paper Abstract

Efficient white organic light-emitting devices are demonstrated by inserting a thin layer of tris (8-hydroxyquinoline) aluminum (Alq) doped with 4-(dicyanomethylene)-2-t-butyl-6-(1,1,7,7-tetramethyljulolidyl-9-enyl) (DCJTB) into N,N'-diphenyl-N,N'-bis(1-naphthyl)-(1,1'-biphenyl)-4,4'-diamine (NPB) layer. Alq without doping is used as an electron-transporting layer and 2,9-dimethyl-4,7-diphenyl-1,10-phenanthroline (bathocuproine or BCP) as an exciton-blocking layer. NPB layers are separated by the doped Alq layer, the layer that sandwiched between BCP and doped Alq layers acts as a blue-emitting layer, and the other as a hole-transporting layer. The doped Alq layer acts as a red and green-emitting as well as chromaticity-tuning layer, whose thickness and position as well as the concentration of DCJTB in Alq permit the tuning of the device spectrum to achieve a balanced white emission with Commission Internationale De L'Eclairage coordinates of (0.33, 0.33), which are largely insensitive to the applied voltages, especially at high brightness (>1000cd/m2). The device have maximum luminance and efficiency of 6745 cd/m2 and 2.56 cd/A, respectively.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 May 2004
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 5280, Materials, Active Devices, and Optical Amplifiers, (12 May 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.520744
Show Author Affiliations
Yi Zhao, Jilin Univ. (China)
Gang Cheng, Jilin Univ. (China)
Jingying Hou, Jilin Univ. (China)
Wenfa Xie, Jilin Univ. (China)
Yu Duan, Jilin Univ. (China)
Shiyong Liu, Jilin Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5280:
Materials, Active Devices, and Optical Amplifiers
Connie J. Chang-Hasnain; Dexiu Huang; Yoshiaki Nakano; Xiaomin Ren, Editor(s)

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