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13 June 2002 Photo-crosslinkable polymers as hole transport materials for organic light-emitting diodes
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Proceedings Volume 4642, Organic Photonic Materials and Devices IV; (2002)
Event: Symposium on Integrated Optoelectronic Devices, 2002, San Jose, California, United States
A series of soluble arylamine-based hole transporting polymers with glass transition temperatures in the range of 97-108 degree(s)C have been synthesized. The synthetic methodology allows substitution of the aryl groups on the amine with electron-withdrawing and electron-donating moieties, which permits tuning of the redox potential of the polymer. The TPD-based monomers have been copolymerized with cinnamate-based moieties to obtain photo-crosslinkable polymers. These polymers have been used as hole-transport layers (HTLs) in multi-layer light-emitting diodes ITO/HTL/AlQ3/Mg:Ag [ITO=indium tin oxide, AlQ3=tris(8-hydroxyquinolinato)aluminum]. The maximum external quantum efficiency of the device increases as the redox potential of the HTL is increased. A fluorinated hole- transport polymer with a relatively high oxidation potential (390 mV vs ferrocenium/ferrocene) yielded the device with the highest external quantum efficiency and the longest lifetime under constant current operation. UV cross-linking was optimized to obtain an insoluble hole-transport layer with stable performance. Processing of these materials is compatible with a standard mask aligner used for photolithography. Electroluminescent devices have also been fabricated by spinning a blend of polystyrene and AlQ3 on top of the crosslinked hole-transport layer.
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Benoit Domercq, D. Hrera, Nathalie Larribeau, Joshua N. Haddock, Seth R. Marder, and Bernard Kippelen "Photo-crosslinkable polymers as hole transport materials for organic light-emitting diodes", Proc. SPIE 4642, Organic Photonic Materials and Devices IV, (13 June 2002);

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