Highly luminescent polymer for LEDs

B. S. Chuah*, F. Cacialli, D. A. dos Santos, N. Feeder, J. E. Davies, S. C. Moratti, A. B. Holmes, R. H. Friend, J. L. Bredas

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A new 2,3-dibutoxy-1,4-phenylene vinylene is reported with high photoluminescence (approx. 40%) and electroluminescence efficiencies. The unusual substitution pattern is effective in tuning the emission colour as the polymer exhibits unexpected blue-shifted emission to the green region. Crystal structures of model oligomers (PL efficiencies approx. 80%) and theoretical calculations on optimised geometry offer insight into these interesting properties.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)935-936
Number of pages2
JournalSynthetic Metals
Issue number1-3
StatePublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1998 International Conference on Science and Technology of Synthetic Metals (ICSM-98) - Montpellier
Duration: Jul 12 1998Jul 18 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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