Singlet energy transfer and singlet-singlet annihilation in light-emitting blends of organic semiconductors

A. Ruseckas, J. C. Ribierre, P. E. Shaw, S. V. Staton, P. L. Burn, I. D.W. Samuel

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Abstract

Excitation energy transfer from host to guest is studied in spin-cast blends of 4, 4′ -bis(N -carbazolyl)biphenyl (CBP) and a phosphorescent fac -tris(2-phenylpyridyl)iridium(III)-cored dendrimer using time resolved fluorescence. The kinetics of energy transfer are consistent with homogeneous dispersion of the dendrimers in the CBP host. Diffusion-controlled singlet-singlet exciton annihilation is observed in the CBP host at moderate excitation densities, similar to those encountered in high brightness light-emitting devices and organic lasers. The results are important for organic lighting and the understanding of exciton diffusion in guest-host systems for electrophosphorescence.

Original languageEnglish
Article number183305
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume95
Issue number18
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 16 2009

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Ruseckas, A., Ribierre, J. C., Shaw, P. E., Staton, S. V., Burn, P. L., & Samuel, I. D. W. (2009). Singlet energy transfer and singlet-singlet annihilation in light-emitting blends of organic semiconductors. Applied Physics Letters, 95(18), [183305]. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3253422