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Development of efficient electron-transporting polymers for light-emitting diodes
Author(s): Michelle S. Liu; Xuezhong Jiang; Petra Herguth; Sen Liu; Alex K.Y. Jen
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Paper Abstract

Polyfluorenes are a class of very efficient conjugated polymers used in the development of LEDs that exhibit very high hole mobility. In order to balance the charge transport and enhance quantum efficiency of the LEDs, fluorene-based copolymers were synthesized based on the statistic copolymerization between fluorene and 2,5-dicyanobezene. By attaching two electron-withdrawing cyano groups onto the phenylene ring, both the electron affinity and the electron conduction of these copolymers are greatly enhanced comparing to the fluorene homopolymer. LED devices using the cyano-containing fluorene copolymers show very bright emission and low turn-on voltages. The emission color of these polymers could be also tuned by exciplex formation between the polymers and amine-containing hole transporting materials.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 March 2003
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4800, Organic Light-Emitting Materials and Devices VI, (3 March 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.451874
Show Author Affiliations
Michelle S. Liu, Univ. of Washington (United States)
Xuezhong Jiang, Univ. of Washington (United States)
Petra Herguth, Univ. of Washington (United States)
Sen Liu, Univ. of Washington (United States)
Alex K.Y. Jen, Univ. of Washington (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4800:
Organic Light-Emitting Materials and Devices VI
Zakya H. Kafafi; Homer Antoniadis, Editor(s)

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