Mulifunctional dendritic emitter: Aggregation-induced emission enhanced, thermally activated delayed fluorescent material for solution-processed multilayered organic light-emitting diodes

Kenichi Matsuoka, Ken Albrecht, Kimihisa Yamamoto, Katsuhiko Fujita

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Abstract

Thermally activated delayed fluorescence (TADF) materials emerged as promising light sources in third generation organic light-emitting diodes (OLED). Much effort has been invested for the development of small molecular TADF materials and vacuum process-based efficient TADF-OLEDs. In contrast, a limited number of solution processable high-molecular weight TADF materials toward low cost, large area, and scalable manufacturing of solution processed TADF-OLEDs have been reported so far. In this context, we report benzophenone-core carbazole dendrimers (GnB, n = generation) showing TADF and aggregation-induced emission enhancement (AIEE) properties along with alcohol resistance enabling further solution-based lamination of organic materials. The dendritic structure was found to play an important role for both TADF and AIEE activities in the neat films. By using these multifunctional dendritic emitters as non-doped emissive layers, OLED devices with fully solution processed organic multilayers were successfully fabricated and achieved maximum external quantum efficiency of 5.7%.

Original languageEnglish
Article number41780
JournalScientific reports
Volume7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 31 2017

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