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Keywords:

  • Light-emitting diodes, organic (OLEDS);
  • Polymers, conducting
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Multilayer polymer light-emitting diodes are made using semiconducting polymers. An emissive polymer layer is cast from solution in an organic solvent, and a water-soluble (or methanol- soluble) conjugated copolymer is used for the electron transport layer (ETL) in the following device configuration: (indium tin oxide)/poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene)/emissive polymer/ETL/Ba/Al. Devices with an ETL have significantly lower turn-on voltages, higher brightness values, and improved luminous efficiencies.