A surface modification layer capable of tolerating substrate contamination on transparent electrodes of organic electronic devices

Xun Tang, Min Qian, Dong Ying Zhou, Lei Ding, Yun Hu, Liang Sheng Liao

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Abstract

An organic molecule, hexaazatriphenylene hexacarbonitrile (HAT-CN), is found that it can be used not only as a hole-injecting material but also a surface modification material to clean contaminated substrate electrodes for the fabrication of organic electronic devices. As an example, HAT-CN can modify or "clean" indium-tin-oxide (ITO) anode surface in organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs). Negative effect from ITO surface contamination on the electroluminescence performance of OLEDs can be dramatically reduced with this modification layer. As a result, the OLEDs with the same device architecture but with different ITO surface conditions, even with intentional contamination, can all exhibit substantially identical and superior electroluminescence performance. The surface modification function of this material is feasibly useful for the real fabrications of OLEDs as well as for advanced research on other organic electronic devices.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)217-224
Number of pages8
JournalOrganic Electronics
Volume28
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2016
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Biomaterials
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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