A new family of bis-DCM based dopants for red OLEDs

Byung Jun Jung, Jeong Ik Lee, Hye Yong Chu, Lee Mi Do, Jaemin Lee, Hong Ku Shim

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We have synthesized a series of novel bis-DCM derivatives as candidate red dopants for use in organic light-emitting devices (OLEDs), by introducing various donor-substituted aryl rings. Compared to DCJTB (621 nm), the novel dopants (637-677 nm) showed more red-shifted emission in 1,2-dichloroethane. Using bis-DCMNEtOBu (7) as a dopant, we fabricated OLEDs with the configuration of ITO/4,4′,4″-tris(3-methylphenylammo)triphenylamine (m-MTDATA) (20 nm)/N,N′-bis(1-naphthyl)-diphenyl-1,1′-biphenyl-4,4′-diamine (NPB) (40 nm)/tris(8-quinolinolato)aluminium (Alq3) : red dopant (35 nm, x wt%)/Alq3 (35 nm) LiF/Al. The device with a doping concentration of 1.25 wt% showed pure red emission at λmax = 654 nm (chromaticity coordinate: x = 0.67, y = 0.33) and a maximum brightness of 2500 cd m-2. The chromaticity coordinates were almost independent of current density. Moreover, highly efficient red emission (x = 0.63, y = 0.36) was obtained in the 0.74 wt% doped device. The maximum external quantum efficiency was 4.46% at 7 V, the current efficiency was 3.43 cd A-1, and the power efficiency was 1.64 Im W-1. The highest brightness of 8300 cd m-2 was obtained at 19.6 V.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2470-2475
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Materials Chemistry
Issue number25
StatePublished - 7 Jul 2005


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