Optimization of the luminescence efficiencies in solution-processed phosphorescent dendrimers

Jean Charles Ribierre, Stuart G. Stevenson, Ifor D.W. Samuel, Sarah V. Staton, Paul L. Burn

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We demonstrate that photoluminescence (PL) quantum yield and PL lifetime of fac-tris(2-phenylpyridyl) iridium(III) [Ir(ppy)3]-cored dendrimers in neat film and dispersed into a 4,4′-bis(]V-carbazoly])bipheny] host can be significantly improved by a simple adjustment of the solution preparation. Quenching of the PL in these materials is due to an energy transfer of the triplet excitons to less-emissive sites and can be reduced by blending the phosphorescent molecules into a suitable wide energy gap host or by increasing the number of attached dendrons. We show here that the concentration of these quenchers can also be controlled by changing the time spent by the dendrimer solution under illumination prior to spin-coating. By optimizing the film preparation procedure, the external efficiency of devices made from neat dendrimer films was increased from 2% to 10%.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)233-237
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE/OSA Journal of Display Technology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2007
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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