Study on EL emission region of polymer thin film in PPV LED

Z. H. Huang, J. H. Yang, L. C. Chen, X. J. Wang, W. L. Li, Y. Q. Qiu, J. T. Zhang, R. S. Wang

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In this paper, the intensity ratios I(λ1 = 515 nm)/I(λ2 = 550 nm) of both electroluminescence (EL) and photoluminescence (PL) spectra of poly(phenylene vinylene) (PPV) thin film in the same PPV light-emitting diode (LED) are measured in order to discuss the EL emission dominant region. In the EL spectrum, the ratio I11)/I1,(λ2) decreased from 1.35 to 1.25, when the bias voltage increased from 4 to 12 V. In the PL spectrum, the ratios I11)/I12) and I21)/I22) (here I1 and I2 denote the intensities emitting from the indium-tin oxide (ITO) glass side and the opposite side, respectively) approach 1.5 and 1.3, separately. Based on these results, it is deduced that the emission dominant region of EL of PPV thin film in a single-layer PPV LED is close to the top electrode and apart from that of PL.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)315-316
Number of pages2
JournalSynthetic Metals
Issue number1-3
StatePublished - Dec 1997
Externally publishedYes

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Funding Information:
This work is supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of P.R. China.


  • Electroluminescence
  • Poly(phenylene vinylene) and derivatives
  • Thin films


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