Analysis of current-voltage characteristics of organic electroluminescent devices on the basis of Schottky emission mechanism

Michio Matsumura, Yukitoshi Jinde, Tomonori Akai, Takashi Kimura

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Abstract

The mechanism of hole injection from the indium-tin-oxide (ITO) electrode into the hole-transporting layer of the organic electroluminescent (EL) device was concluded to be Schottky emission. The barrier height at the ITO/hole-transporting layer interface was determined to be about 0.39 eV and the field-free current density to be 7.1 × 10-2 Am-2 at room temperature. From the analysis of the current-voltage (I-V) characteristics of the organic EL devices on the basis of the carrier injection mechanisms, we found that the currents of the organic EL devices having the organic bilayer structure are governed by the properties of carrier injection from the electrodes. Important information on the potential distribution in the organic layers and the effective dielectric constant for the carrier injection processes were also acquired from the comparison of the I-V curves with the theoretical calculations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5735-5739
Number of pages5
JournalJapanese Journal of Applied Physics, Part 1: Regular Papers and Short Notes and Review Papers
Volume35
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1996

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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