Molecular self-assembly routes to electroluminescent multilayer structures

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

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Self-limiting siloxane chemisorptive self-assembly approaches have been employed to construct multilayer organic LED (OLED) structures. Extensive characterization of the deposition of a prototype triaryamine hole transport layer precursor on ITO using ellipsometry, X-ray reflectivity, AFM, XPS, and cyclic voltammetry reveal that smooth, contiguous, pinhole-free multilayer structures can be sequentially built up angstrom-level precision. Vapor deposition of a conventional emissive/electron transport layer and a metal electrode on the self-assembled HTL structure yields stable OLED structures with low turn-on voltages, high light output, and good external quantum efficiencies. Finally, self-assembly of an emissive layer on an ITO/HTL structure, followed by a LiF buffer layer and metal electrode, affords the first totally self-assembled two-layer OLED devices which emit continuous blue light.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAmerican Chemical Society, Polymer Preprints, Division of Polymer Chemistry
Editors Anon
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1998
EventProceedings of the 1997 Boston Meeting - Boston, MA, USA
Duration: Aug 23 1998Aug 27 1998


OtherProceedings of the 1997 Boston Meeting
CityBoston, MA, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Polymers and Plastics

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