Molecular self-assembly approaches to multilayer organic light-emitting diode structures

Joshua E. Malinsky, Weijin Li, Homer Chou, Wuping Ma, Lifeng Geng, Tobin J Marks, Ghassan E. Jabbour, Sean E. Shaheen, Bernard Kippelen, Nasser Peyghambarian, Pulak Dutta, Andrew J. Richter, Neal R. Armstrong, Paul A. Lee, Jeffrey D. Anderson

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An attractive and challenging approach to the construction of robust, structurally precise thin film materials with large second-order optical nonlinearities or electroluminescent characteristics is the covalent self-assembly of arrays of tailored molecular building blocks. In this contribution, we discuss the implementation of self-limiting siloxane self-assembly processes to achieve the fabrication of structurally regular organic LED (OLED) devices. Areas surveyed include: i) the use of layer-by-layer self-assembly for ITO electrode modification/passivation/hole-electron carrier balancing in vapor depositied devices, ii) the synthesis of chlorosilane-functionalized precursor molecules for hole transport (HTL), emissive layer (EML), and electron transport layer (ETL) self-assembly, iii) the physicochemical and microstructural characterization of the HTL self-assembly process employing a triarylamine precursor, iv) the fabrication and characterization of a hybrid self-assembled + vapor deposited two-layer OLED, v) the fabrication and characterization of a fully self-assembled two-layer OLED.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
EditorsB Kippelen, D.D.C. Bradley
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 1998
EventPolymer Photonic Devices - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: Jan 28 1998Jan 30 1998


OtherPolymer Photonic Devices
CountryUnited States
CitySan Jose, CA


  • Electroluminescent device
  • Organic LED
  • Self-assembly
  • Thin film LED

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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