An Alternative Host Material for Long-Lifespan Blue Organic Light-Emitting Diodes Using Thermally Activated Delayed Fluorescence

TitleAn Alternative Host Material for Long-Lifespan Blue Organic Light-Emitting Diodes Using Thermally Activated Delayed Fluorescence
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsIhn, S-G, Lee, N, Jeon, SOk, Sim, M, Kang, H, Jung, Y, Huh, DHo, Son, YMok, Lee, SYoun, Numata, M, Miyazaki, H, Gómez-Bombarelli, R, Aguilera-Iparraguirre, J, Hirzel, T, Aspuru-Guzik, A, Kim, S, Lee, S
JournalAdvanced Science
Volume4
Issue8
Pagination1600502
Date Published2017/08//
ISBN Number2198-3844
Keywordsdegradation, design, devices, electrophosphorescence, highly efficient blue, hybrid, oleds, stability
Abstract

It has been challenging to find stable blue organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs) that rely on thermally activated delayed fluorescence (TADF). Lack of stable host materials well-fitted to the TADF emitters is one of the critical reasons. The most popular host for blue TADF, bis[2( diphenylphosphino)phenyl] ether oxide (DPEPO), leads to unrealistically high maximum external quantum efficiency. DPEPO is however an unstable material and has a poor charge transporting ability, which in turn induces an intrinsic short OLED operating lifespan. Here, an alternative host material is introduced which educes the potential efficiency and device lifespan of given TADF emitters with the appropriateness of replacing the most popular host material, DPEPO, in developing blue TADF emitters. It simultaneously provides much longer device lifespan and higher external quantum efficiency at a practical brightness due to its high material stability and electron-transport-type character well-fitted for hole-transport-type TADF emitters.

Short TitleAdv. Sci.