Layered Polymer Light Emitting Diode Prepared by Evaporative Spray Deposition from Ultradilute Solution (ESDUS) Technique at Various Substrate Temperature

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Author(s)

    • Shakutsui Masato
    • Department of Applied Science for Electronics and Materials, Graduate School of Engineering Sciences, Kyushu University
    • Fujita Katsuhiko
    • Department of Applied Science for Electronics and Materials, Graduate School of Engineering Sciences, Kyushu University|Institute for Materials Chemistry and Engineering, Kyushu University
    • Tsutsui Tetsuo
    • Department of Applied Science for Electronics and Materials, Graduate School of Engineering Sciences, Kyushu University|Institute for Materials Chemistry and Engineering, Kyushu University

Abstract

The evaporative spray deposition from ultra-dilute solution (ESDUS) technique enables preparing a polymer layered structure. The bi-layer structure consisted of two π-conjugated polymers, where the top layer was deposited from tetrahydrofuran (THF) solution with the ESDUS technique onto the preceding bottom layer composed of the other THF-soluble polymer. It has been reported that the external quantum efficiency (EQE) of the polymer light emitting diode (PLED) having the bi-layer structure is significantly higher than a corresponding single-layer device. In the present study, the polymer bi-layer films are prepared at substrate temperatures of 65 °C and 80 °C. While the photoluminescence of the bi-layer film prepared at 80 °C indicated the separation of the two components in the film, that of the film at 65 °C suggested partially mixed structure. The PLED composed of the film at 80 °C exhibited significantly better performance than that at 65 °C and the PLED composed of the spin-coated mixed film. The mixture structure of the two component films can be controlled simply by the substrate temperature during ESDUS deposition.

Journal

  • Journal of Photopolymer Science and Technology

    Journal of Photopolymer Science and Technology 20(1), 53-56, 2007

    The Society of Photopolymer Science and Technology(SPST)

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