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Keywords:

  • electroabsorption;
  • organic light-emitting diodes;
  • polymers

Abstract

A study of the optical properties of poly(9,9-dioctylfluorene-co-bithiophene) (F8T2) is reported, identifying this polymer as one that possesses a desirable combination of charge transport and light emission properties. The optical and morphological properties of a series of polymer blends with F8T2 dispersed in poly(9,9-dioctylfluorene) (PFO) are described and almost pure-green emission from light emitting diodes (LEDs) based thereon is demonstrated. High luminance green electroluminescence from LEDs using only a thin film of F8T2 for emission is also reported. The latter demonstration for a polymer previously primarily of interest for effective charge transport constitutes an important step in the development of emissive materials for applications where a union of efficient light emission and effective charge transport is required.