Highly efficient electroluminescence from a solution-processable thermally activated delayed fluorescence emitter

Yoshimasa Wada, Katsuyuki Shizu, Shosei Kubo, Katsuaki Suzuki, Hiroyuki Tanaka, Chihaya Adachi, Hironori Kaji

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Abstract

We developed a thermally activated delayed fluorescence (TADF) emitter, 2,4,6-tris(4-(9,9-dimethylacridan-10-yl)phenyl)-1,3,5-triazine (3ACR-TRZ), suitable for use in solution-processed organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs). When doped into 4,4′-bis(carbazol-9-yl)biphenyl (CBP) host at 16 wt. %, 3ACR-TRZ showed a high photoluminescence quantum yield of 98%. Transient photoluminescence decay measurements of the 16 wt. % 3ACR-TRZ:CBP film confirmed that 3ACR-TRZ exhibits efficient TADF with a triplet-to-light conversion efficiency of 96%. This high conversion efficiency makes 3ACR-TRZ attractive as an emitting dopant in OLEDs. Using 3ACR-TRZ as an emitter, we fabricated a solution-processed OLED exhibiting a maximum external quantum efficiency of 18.6%.

Original languageEnglish
Article number183303
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume107
Issue number18
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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