Advanced Materials

Transparent flexible organic light-emitting devices

Authors

  • Gong Gu,

    1. Center for Photonics and Optoelectronic Materials (POEM) Department of Electrical Engineering, Princeton, NJ 08540 (USA)
    2. Princeton Materials Institute, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08540 (USA)
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  • Dr. Zilan Shen,

    1. Center for Photonics and Optoelectronic Materials (POEM) Department of Electrical Engineering, Princeton, NJ 08540 (USA)
    2. Princeton Materials Institute, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08540 (USA)
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  • Dr. Paul E. Burrows,

    1. Center for Photonics and Optoelectronic Materials (POEM) Department of Electrical Engineering, Princeton, NJ 08540 (USA)
    2. Princeton Materials Institute, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08540 (USA)
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  • Prof. S. R. Forrest

    Corresponding author
    1. Center for Photonics and Optoelectronic Materials (POEM) Department of Electrical Engineering, Princeton, NJ 08540 (USA)
    2. Princeton Materials Institute, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08540 (USA)
    • Center for Photonics and Optoelectronic Materials (POEM) Department of Electrical Engineering, Princeton, NJ 08540 (USA)
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  • The authors thank Universal Display Corp. and DARPA for their support of this work.

Abstract

Ultra-lightweight, portable, roll-up, full-color flat panel displays move into the realm of the possible with the demonstration of transparent, flexible organic light-emitting devices (T-FOLEDs). The emission properties of the T-FOLEDs and the effect of flexing are reported. The Figure shows a T-FOLED after repeated bending—cracks appear when a 7 mm radius of curvature is reached.

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