White light emission from blends of blue-emitting organic molecules: A general route to the white organic light-emitting diode?

Thompson, J.; Blyth, R. I. R.; Mazzeo, M.; Anni, M.; Gigli, G.; Cingolani, R.
July 2001
Applied Physics Letters;7/30/2001, Vol. 79 Issue 5
Academic Journal
We show that all possible binary combinations of molecules from four different families of organics—a diamine derivative, N,N′-bis(3methylphenyl)-N,N′-diphenylbenzidine, an oxidiazole derivative, 2-(4-biphenylyl)-5-(4-tert-butylphenyl)-1,3,4-oxadiazole, a substituted thiophene dioxide, 2,5-bis(trimethylsilyl thiophene)-1,1-dioxide, and poly(9-vinylcarbazole)—produce white or near-white emission. We suggest that this is due to exciplex formation, and that this is likely to be a general phenomenon for blends of blue-emitting aromatic organics. This implies that films of spin-coated blends of blue-emitting organics represent a general, simple, and cheap route to white-emitting organic light-emitting diodes. © 2001 American Institute of Physics.


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