Electroluminescence (EL) and the dynamics of charge carrier recombination in the PVK/poly(9,9′-dihexylfluorene-2,7-divinylene-m-phenylenevinylene- stat-p-phenylenevinylene)(PDHFPPV) bilayer EL devices, which have various film thickness ratios, were studied. The indium-tinoxide (ITO)/(PVK/PDHFPPV bilayer)/Li:Al devices showed more enhanced color quality compared with those of single and blended devices. The current-voltage-luminescence characteristics of the devices, which have a different PVK/PDHFPPV thickness ratio, are systematically studied and compared with a best PVK:PDHFPPV blended device. The EL light output of bilayer devices can be improved remarkably by controlling PVK and PDHFPPV polymer thickness. The ITO/(PVK (60 nm)/PDHFPPV (50 nm) bilayer)/Li:Al device showed ∼50 times improved light output compared with that of best blended device.
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This research was performed with the financial support of the Center for Nanostructured Materials Technology under the 21st Century Frontier R&D Programs of the Ministry of Science and Technology, Korea. The authors also express their gratitude to the Center for Advanced Functional Polymers.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physics and Astronomy(all)
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry