Extremely High Power Efficiency Solution-Processed Orange-Red TADF OLEDs via a Synergistic Strategy of Molecular and Device Engineering

Dehao Jiang, Hisahiro Sasabe, Hiroki Arai, Kohei Nakao, Kengo Kumada, Junji Kido

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Abstract

The development of high-performance, solution-processed, orange-red organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) based on thermally activated delayed fluorescence (TADF) emitters is a challenging endeavor. In this study, two orange-red TADF emitters, namely 2DMAC-DBP-2tBuCz and 2SPAC-DBP-2tBuCz, are developed by a novel donor–acceptor–functional-group (D-A-R) molecular design strategy. This design makes the molecules highly soluble and inhibits concentration quenching of excitons, rendering the emitter suitable for use in devices with high concentration to boost their performance. The solution-processed, orange-red OLEDs manufactured in this study achieve a state-of-the-art maximum external quantum efficiency (EQEmax) value of 23.7% and an extremely high maximum power efficiency (PEmax) of 48.8 lm W−1, which is nearly twice higher than the previously reported best value (27.1 lm W−1). Therefore, the collaboration of molecular engineering and sophisticated device design provides a novel method for extremely low power consumption solution-processed OLEDs.

Original languageEnglish
Article number2102774
JournalAdvanced Optical Materials
Volume10
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 18 2022
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Extremely High Power Efficiency Solution-Processed Orange-Red TADF OLEDs via a Synergistic Strategy of Molecular and Device Engineering'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this