Monothiatruxene-Based, Solution-Processed Green, Sky-Blue, and Deep-Blue Organic Light-Emitting Diodes with Efficiencies Beyond 5% Limit

Michal R. Maciejczyk, Shuyu Zhang, Gordon J. Hedley, Neil Robertson, Ifor D. W. Samuel, Marek Pietraszkiewicz

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The development of blue materials with good efficiency, even at high brightness, with excellent color purity, simple processing and high thermal stability assuring adequate device lifetime is an important remaining challenge for organic light-emitting didoes (OLEDs) in displays and lightning applications. Furthermore, these various features are typically mutually exclusive in practice. Herein, four novel green and blue light emitting materials based on a monothiatruxene core are reported together with their photophysical and thermal properties,
and performance in solution-processed OLEDs. The materials showed excellent thermal properties with high glass transition temperatures ranging from 171 °C to 336 °C and decomposition temperatures from 352 °C to 442 °C. High external quantum efficiency of 3.7 % for a deep blue emitter with C.I.E. color co-ordinates (0.16, 0.09) and 7% for green emitter with color co-ordinates (0.22, 0.40) was achieved at 100 cd/m2. The efficiency observed was exceptionally high for fluorescent materials with a photoluminescence quantum
yield of 24 % and 62%, respectively. The performance at higher brightness was very good with only 38% and 17% efficiency roll-off at 1000 cd/m2. The results indicate that utilization of this unique molecular design is promising for efficient deep blue highly stable and soluble light-emitting materials
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1807572
JournalAdvanced Functional Materials
Early online date17 Dec 2018
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 8 Feb 2019

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