Advanced Functional Materials

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21_23b/2011Organic Light-Emitting Diodes: The Effect of Ketone Defects on the Charge Transport and Charge Recombination in Polyfluorenes (Adv. Funct. Mater. 23/2011)

Polyfluorenes are widely studied for applications in polymer light-emitting diodes. Unfortunately, blue-light-emitting polyfluorenes suffer from rapid degradation at ambient conditions, resulting in green emission. On page 4502, Paul W. M. Blom and co-workers study the effect of ketone defects on the charge transport and recombination properties of such polyfluorenes. Charge transport is strongly hindered by both electron and hole trap-ping on these ketone defects. Additionally, the green emission is shown to originate from a trap-assisted recombination process.

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