New organic and polymeric materials for thin film luminescent devices

Andrew B. Holmes*, Beng Sim Chuah, Xiao Chang Li, Franco Cacialli, Jorge Morgado, Henning Sirringhaus, Donizetti A. Dos Santos, Stephen C. Moratti, Jean-Luc Bredas, Richard H. Friend, Francis Garnier

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The high luminescence efficiencies and significant blue shift of the 2,3-disubstituted poly(1,4-phenylene vinylene) polymer 4 have prompted further investigation, and in this paper the synthesis and characteristics of the homopolymer 9 and copolymers 10 and 12 are described. Semiempirical calculations and single X-ray crystallography offer further insight into the explanation of the properties of this class of polymers. A promising organic semiconductor 15 has been prepared and used as the active layer in a thin film transistor. This material exhibited excellent device characteristics, including a field effect mobility of 0.02-0.05 cm2 V-1 s-1 and a high On/Off ratio.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)24-31
Number of pages8
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - Dec 1 1998
EventProceedings of the 1998 Conference on Organic Light-Emitting Materials and Devices II - San Diego, CA, USA
Duration: Jul 21 1998Jul 23 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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