Efficient red electroluminescence from diketopyrrolopyrrole copolymerised with a polyfluorene

O. Fenwick, S. Fusco, T. N. Baig, F. Di Stasio, T.T. Steckler, P. Henriksson, C. Fléchon, M.R. Andersson, F. Cacialli

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We report the synthesis, characterization, and device incorporation of copolymers based on a common green-emitting polyfluorene but containing a small proportion of a low energy gap donor-acceptor-donor unit for red emission in photo- and electro-luminescence. At just 1%-3% random incorporation, the low-gap unit is not present on all chains, yet we demonstrate that efficient charge and energy transfer can yield electroluminescent devices with 1% quantum efficiency and a color that can be tuned by adjusting the density of low-gap units to achieve primary red (National Television System Committee). The high current density tail off in the efficiency is reduced by replacing the hole-injection layer with a photochemically cross-linked electronâ'blocking layer.

Original languageEnglish
Article number032108
Number of pages7
JournalAPL Materials
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 6 Sept 2013
Externally publishedYes

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  • red electroluminescence
  • efficiency
  • copolymers
  • Light Emitting Diodes
  • polymer light-emitting diodes


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