Synthesis of high-Tg hole-transporting polymers with different redox potentials and their performance in organic two-layer LEDs

Erika Bellmann, Sean E. Shaheen, Seth R. Marder, Bernard Kippelen, Robert H. Grubbs, Nasser N Peyghambarian

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Abstract

Organic hole transport materials are used in organic LEDs, where they substantially improve device performance if placed as a hole transport layer (HTL) between the anode and the electroluminescent layer (EL). Soluble polymeric hole transport materials with high glass transition temperatures are of particular interest, because they allow for efficient device fabrication through spin casting of the HTL, and high glass transition temperatures have been found to improve thermal and long-term stability of the device. The redox potential of the hole transport material determines the facility of charge injection at the anode/HTL and the HTL/EL interfaces, thus affecting the overall device efficiency. We have synthesized a series of soluble hole-transporting polymers with glass transition temperatures in the range of 130 °C to 150 °C. The synthetic method allows facile substitution of the hole transport functionality with electron-withdrawing and electron-donating groups, which permits tuning of the redox potential of the polymer. These polymers have been used as HTL in two-layer devices ITO/HTL/Alq/Mg. The maximum external quantum efficiency increases, if the redox potential is changed to facilitate reduction of the hole transport material at the HTL/EL interface. Electron-deficient derivatives show higher external quantum efficiencies. The device stability, however, follows the opposite trend.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
EditorsZ.H. Kafafi
PublisherSPIE
Pages322-331
Number of pages10
Volume3476
StatePublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1998 Conference on Organic Light-Emitting Materials and Devices II - San Diego, CA, USA
Duration: Jul 21 1998Jul 23 1998

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OtherProceedings of the 1998 Conference on Organic Light-Emitting Materials and Devices II
CitySan Diego, CA, USA
Period7/21/987/23/98

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Light emitting diodes
light emitting diodes
polymers
Polymers
synthesis
Quantum efficiency
Electrons
Anodes
Charge injection
glass transition temperature
Casting
Substitution reactions
Tuning
Derivatives
Fabrication
Oxidation-Reduction
quantum efficiency
anodes
Glass transition temperature
electrons

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  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Bellmann, E., Shaheen, S. E., Marder, S. R., Kippelen, B., Grubbs, R. H., & Peyghambarian, N. N. (1998). Synthesis of high-Tg hole-transporting polymers with different redox potentials and their performance in organic two-layer LEDs. In Z. H. Kafafi (Ed.), Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 3476, pp. 322-331). SPIE.

Synthesis of high-Tg hole-transporting polymers with different redox potentials and their performance in organic two-layer LEDs. / Bellmann, Erika; Shaheen, Sean E.; Marder, Seth R.; Kippelen, Bernard; Grubbs, Robert H.; Peyghambarian, Nasser N.

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. ed. / Z.H. Kafafi. Vol. 3476 SPIE, 1998. p. 322-331.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Bellmann, E, Shaheen, SE, Marder, SR, Kippelen, B, Grubbs, RH & Peyghambarian, NN 1998, Synthesis of high-Tg hole-transporting polymers with different redox potentials and their performance in organic two-layer LEDs. in ZH Kafafi (ed.), Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. vol. 3476, SPIE, pp. 322-331, Proceedings of the 1998 Conference on Organic Light-Emitting Materials and Devices II, San Diego, CA, USA, 7/21/98.
Bellmann E, Shaheen SE, Marder SR, Kippelen B, Grubbs RH, Peyghambarian NN. Synthesis of high-Tg hole-transporting polymers with different redox potentials and their performance in organic two-layer LEDs. In Kafafi ZH, editor, Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 3476. SPIE. 1998. p. 322-331
Bellmann, Erika ; Shaheen, Sean E. ; Marder, Seth R. ; Kippelen, Bernard ; Grubbs, Robert H. ; Peyghambarian, Nasser N. / Synthesis of high-Tg hole-transporting polymers with different redox potentials and their performance in organic two-layer LEDs. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. editor / Z.H. Kafafi. Vol. 3476 SPIE, 1998. pp. 322-331
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