The development of host materials with high performance is essential for fabrication of efficient and stable organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs). Although host materials used in OLEDs are typically organics, in this study, it is shown that the organic–inorganic perovskite CH3NH3PbCl3 (MAPbCl3) can be used as a host layer for OLEDs. Vacuum-evaporated MAPbCl3 films have a wide band gap of about 3 eV and very high and relatively balanced hole and electron mobilities, which are suitable for the host material. Photoluminescence and electroluminescence take place through energy transfer from MAPbCl3 to an organic emitter in films. Incorporation of an MAPbCl3 host layer into OLEDs leads to a reduction of driving voltage and enhancement of external quantum efficiency as compared to devices with a conventional organic host layer. Additionally, OLEDs with an MAPbCl3 host layer demonstrate very good operational stability under continuous current operation. These results can be extensively applied to organic- and perovskite-based optoelectronics.
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