Novel materials and devices for polymer light emitting diodes

Zhenan Bao, John A. Rogers, Ananth Dodabalapur, V. Reddy Raju, Howard Katz, Zhonghua Peng, Mary E. Galvin, Andrew J. Lovinger

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Hybrid polymers with electron transporting oxadiazole side-chains attached to a conjugated backbone which is both hole transporting and light emitting are designed and synthesized. In this new polymers, oxadiazole moieties are incorporated by covalently linking them to a conjugated polymer backbone, i.e. poly(phenylene vinylene) or poly(phenylene thiophene). The single-layer devices (ITO/polymer/Al) fabricated from these polymers show at least an order of magnitude increase in quantum efficiency when compared to the corresponding PPV8 or PPT8 LEDs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)998-999
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Chemical Society, Polymer Preprints, Division of Polymer Chemistry
Issue number2
StatePublished - Aug 1 1998
EventProceedings of the 1997 Boston Meeting - Boston, MA, USA
Duration: Aug 23 1998Aug 27 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Polymers and Plastics

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