We acknowledge financial support from the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 20574067) and 973 Project (2002CB613402).
Highly Efficient Pure-White-Light-Emitting Diodes from a Single Polymer: Polyfluorene with Naphthalimide Moieties†
Article first published online: 5 DEC 2005
Copyright © 2006 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Advanced Functional Materials
Volume 16, Issue 1, pages 101–106, January, 2006
How to Cite
Tu, G. L., Mei, C. Y., Zhou, Q. G., Cheng, Y. X., Geng, Y. H., Wang, L. X., Ma, D. G., Jing, X. B. and Wang, F. S. (2006), Highly Efficient Pure-White-Light-Emitting Diodes from a Single Polymer: Polyfluorene with Naphthalimide Moieties. Adv. Funct. Mater., 16: 101–106. doi: 10.1002/adfm.200500028
- Issue published online: 27 DEC 2005
- Article first published online: 5 DEC 2005
- Manuscript Accepted: 2 JUL 2005
- Manuscript Received: 16 JAN 2005
- Light-emitting diodes, organic;
- White-light emitters
Light-emitting diodes exhibiting efficient pure-white-light electroluminescence have been successfully developed by using a single polymer: polyfluorene derivatives with 1,8-naphthalimide chromophores chemically doped onto the polyfluorene backbones. By adjusting the emission wavelength of the 1,8-naphthalimide components and optimizing the relative content of 1,8-naphthalimide derivatives in the resulting polymers, white-light electroluminescence from a single polymer, as opposed to a polymer blend, has been obtained in a device with a configuration of indium tin oxide/poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene)(50 nm)/polymer(80 nm)/Ca(10 nm)/Al(100 nm). The device exhibits Commission Internationale de l'Eclairage coordinates of (0.32,0.36), a maximum brightness of 11 900 cd m–2, a current efficiency of 3.8 cd A–1, a power efficiency of 2.0 lm W–1, an external quantum efficiency of 1.50 %, and quite stable color coordinates at different driving voltages, even at high luminances of over 5000 cd m–2.