Os(II) Based Green to Red Phosphors : A Great Prospect for Solution-Processed, Highly Efficient Organic Light-Emitting Diodes

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journal

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Author(s)

  • Bo-Sian Du
  • Jia-Ling Liao
  • Ming-Hong Huang
  • Cheng-Huei Lin
  • Hao-Wu Lin
  • Hsiao-An Pan
  • Gang-Lun Fan
  • Ken-Tsung Wong
  • Gene-Hsiang Lee
  • Pi-Tai Chou

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3491-3499
Journal / PublicationAdvanced Functional Materials
Volume22
Issue number16
Online published11 May 2012
Publication statusPublished - 21 Aug 2012
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

Preparation and characterization of a new class of emissive Os(II) complexes (1-5) have been achieved using 3-(thiazol-2-yl), 3-(benzothiazol-2-yl), 3-(imidazol-2-yl) and 3-(benzimidazol-2-yl) azole chelates, together with the incorporation of one diphosphine ancillary for satisfying the octahedral coordination arrangement. The resulting Os(II) complexes, except for 5, all show bright emission spanning visible region from green to saturated red, and their structural versus spectroscopic properties have been comprehended by absorption/emission together with computational approaches. Subsequently, a series of solution-processed OLEDs using 1-4 as the dopant were successfully fabricated, demonstrating excellent device performances with external quantum efficiency (EQE) of 15%, current efficiency exceeding 48 cd/A, and power conversion efficiency up to 50 lm/W. Complex 4 is the only Os(II) based phosphor so far suitable for the fabrication of highly efficient green-emitting OLEDs. Fine-tuning the emission hue of Os(II) phosphors from saturated red to green is achieved using benzothiazolyl or benzimidazolyl chromophores plus a chelating diphosphine, from which the highly efficient PhOLEDs are fabricated using a solution process.

Research Area(s)

  • benzothiazole, Organic light-emitting diodes, osmium, phosphine

Citation Format(s)

Os(II) Based Green to Red Phosphors : A Great Prospect for Solution-Processed, Highly Efficient Organic Light-Emitting Diodes. / Du, Bo-Sian; Liao, Jia-Ling; Huang, Ming-Hong; Lin, Cheng-Huei; Lin, Hao-Wu; Chi, Yun; Pan, Hsiao-An; Fan, Gang-Lun; Wong, Ken-Tsung; Lee, Gene-Hsiang; Chou, Pi-Tai.

In: Advanced Functional Materials, Vol. 22, No. 16, 21.08.2012, p. 3491-3499.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journal