Triplet exciton diffusion and phosphorescence quenching in iridium(III)-centered dendrimers

J. C. Ribierre, A. Ruseckas, K. Knights, S. V. Staton, N. Cumpstey, P. L. Burn, I. D.W. Samuel

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A study of triplet-triplet exciton annihilation and nonradiative decay in films of iridium(III)-centered phosphorescent dendrimers is reported. The average separation of the chromophore was tuned by the molecular structure and also by blending with a host material. It was found that triplet exciton hopping is controlled by electron exchange interactions and can be over 600 times faster than phosphorescence quenching. Nonradiative decay occurs by weak dipole-dipole interactions and is independent of exciton diffusion, except in very thin films (<20nm) where surface quenching dominates the decay.

Original languageEnglish
Article number017402
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 10 2008
Externally publishedYes

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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