Highly efficient solution-processible phosphorescent dendrimers for organic light-emitting diodes

Jonathan P.J. Markham*, Shih Chun Lo, Thomas D. Anthopoulos, Nigel H. Male, Eshvaramurti Balasubramaniam, Oleg V. Salata, Paul L. Burn, Ifor D.W. Samuel

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Currently, most research into organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) has focused on two main classes of materials: small organic molecules and conjugated polymers. An alternative approach is to use conjugated dendrimers. We show that conjugated dendrimers are a promising new class of solution-processible materials for use as the active layer in highly efficient organic LEDs. By optimizing the choice of device structure, host material, and electron transport layer, we can obtain efficiencies of 55 cd/A and power efficiencies of 40 Im/W. This is an excellent result for a spin-coated emissive laver.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)161-166
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the Society for Information Display
Issue number1 SPEC.
StatePublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes


  • Dendrimer
  • Electrophosphorescence
  • OLEDs
  • Solution processing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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