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Oxidized Gold Thin Films: An Effective Material for High-Performance Flexible Organic Optoelectronics

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  • Michael G. Helander,

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    1. Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Toronto, 184 College Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 3E4
    • Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Toronto, 184 College Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 3E4.
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  • Zhi-Bin Wang,

    1. Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Toronto, 184 College Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 3E4
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  • Mark T. Greiner,

    1. Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Toronto, 184 College Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 3E4
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  • Zhi-Wei Liu,

    1. Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Toronto, 184 College Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 3E4
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  • Jacky Qiu,

    1. Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Toronto, 184 College Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 3E4
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  • Zheng-Hong Lu

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    1. Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Toronto, 184 College Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 3E4
    • Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Toronto, 184 College Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 3E4.
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Abstract

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Oxidized Au thin film is shown to function as a direct drop-in replacement for the de facto standard indium tin oxide anode in high-performance flexible organic light-emitting diodes fabricated on plastic substrates (see image). The thin films offer a new materials-technology platform for enabling the roll-to-roll processing of next-generation flexible organic optoelectronics for applications such as solid-state lighting.

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