New amorphous hole blocking materials for high efficiency OLEDs

J Nanosci Nanotechnol. 2008 Sep;8(9):4838-41. doi: 10.1166/jnn.2008.ic68.


Two new amorphous molecular materials, 2,5-bis(2',5'-dimethyl-4-triphenylsilyl-phenyl)-[1,3,4]oxadiazole (BDTSO) and 2,5-bis(2',5'-dimethyl-4-triphenylsilyl-phenyl)-[1,3,4]thiadiazole (BDTST) were synthesized and investigated as hole blocking materials (HBM) for organic light-emitting diodes. The efficiency of electroluminescent device was improved by using BDTSO instead of BAlq. The current and power efficiency of the device using BDTSO as HBM is 39.6 cd/A and 13.1 lm/W at 10 mA/cm2, respectively, which is higher compared to the same values for devices using BDTST and BAq which are typically used as HBM.

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  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't