Online Seminar Announcement: Wednesday 3 November 2021

Wednesday 3 November 2021

High Efficiency Deep Blue OLEDs

Jang-Joo Kim

Seoul National University, Korea
JooAm Co.

Time: 1pm in QLD 2pm in NSW, ACT, Vic, and Tas

11am in WA

12:30pm in NT

1:30pm in SA

4pm in New Zealand

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The efficiency of organic light emitting diodes has been significantly improved during the last several years by developing phosphorescent and TADF emitters with high horizontal emitting dipole orientation and high PLQY along with the development of device structure with excellent charge balance to get EQE reaching almost 40%, corresponding to almost the theoretical limit of the efficiency. The most important remaining issue is the development of deep blue OLEDs. In this talk, we will firstly present a theoretical model to analyze the degradation mechanism of OLEDs and application of the model to blue OLEDs. Then we will talk about a strategy to realize deep blue TADF OLEDs with the EQE of 28% and CIE y value of 0.09 by narrowing the emission spectrum of blue emitting TADF emitters along with high horizontal emitting dipole orientation. Lastly, we will discuss on deep blue OLEDs utilizing triplet-triplet annihilation (TTA) process based on anthracene derivatives. For blue-emitting anthracene derivatives, the theoretical maximum contribution of TTA to emissive singlet excitons is 15%, which is insufficient for high-efficiency fluorescent devices. In this study, we realised a TTA contribution of nearly 25% using an anthracene derivative, breaking the theoretical limit. As a result, efficient deep-blue TTA fluorescent devices were developed, which exhibited maximum external quantum efficiencies of 10.2%. A theoretical model will be presented to explain the experimental results considering both the TTA and RISC to a singlet state from a high level triplet state formed by the TTA process.

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