Thia- and selena-diazole containing polymers for near-infrared light-emitting diodes

Guilia Tregnago, Timothy Steckler, Oliver Fenwick, Mats R. Andersson, Franco Cacialli

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    We report the optical characterization of near-infrared (NIR) emitters for polymer light-emitting diode (PLEDs) applications based on the copolymerization of a phthalimide-thiophene host polymer with a low-gap emitter containing the bisthienyl(benzotriazolothiadiazole) unit. We investigate different loadings of the low-gap emitter (in the range 1-3% by weight) and the substitution of a sulphur atom with a selenium atom to further extend the emission in the NIR up to 1000 nm. PLEDs based on copolymers with 1% loading give the best efficiency (0.09%) and show an almost pure NIR EL (95% in the NIR) peaking at 895 nm. This journal is

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)2792-2797
    Number of pages6
    JournalJournal of Materials Chemistry C
    Issue number12
    Publication statusPublished - 2015


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