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Keywords:

  • fluorescent materials;
  • molecular engineering;
  • organic light-emitting diodes;
  • silicone

Abstract

Blue fluorescent materials based on silicone end-capped 2-diphenylaminofluorene derivatives are synthesized and characterized. These materials are doped into a 2-methyl-9,10-di-[2-naphthyl]anthracene host as blue dopant materials in the emitting layer of organic light-emitting diode devices bearing a structure of ITO/DNTPD (60 nm)/NPB (30 nm)/emitting layer (30 nm)/Alq3 (20 nm)/LiF (1.0 nm)/Al (200 nm). All devices exhibit highly efficient blue electroluminescence with high external quantum efficiencies (3.47%–7.34% at 20 mA cm−2). The best luminous efficiency of 11.2 cd A−1 and highest quantum efficiency of 7.34% at 20 mA cm−2 are obtained in a device with CIE coordinates (0.15, 0.25). A deep-blue OLED with CIE coordinates (0.15, 0.14) exhibits a luminous efficiency of 3.70 cd A−1 and quantum efficiency of 3.47% at 20 mA cm−2.