Electroluminescence from exciplex interaction between hole and electron transport molecules

J. H. Yang, K. Gordon, B. H. Robinson

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Electroluminescent devices have been fabricated in an indium-tin-oxide glass (ITO)/emissive layer/Al structure. The emissive layer is obtained by spin coating a mixture of: poly(N-vinylcarbazole) (PVK) and 2,5-bis(5-tert-butyl-2-benzoxazolyl)-thiophene (BBOT) or PVK, BBOT and a hole injection and transportation molecule N,N′-diphenyl-N,N′-bis(3-methylphenyl)-[1,1-biphenyl]-4,4′-dia mine (TPD). In the ITO/PVK:BBOT/Al structure, the device performance is dominated by the exciplex formed between PVK and BBOT with an emission peak at 480 nm. In the ITO/PVK:TPD:BBOT/Al structure the device emission color is red - shifted to 539 nm, due to the stronger exciplex interaction of BBOT with TPD.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)999-1000
Number of pages2
JournalSynthetic Metals
Issue number1-3
StatePublished - Apr 4 2003
EventICSM 2002 - Shanghai, China
Duration: Jun 29 2002Jul 5 2002

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  • Coatings
  • Electroluminescence
  • Models of surface and interface chemistry and physics


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