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June 12th, 2008

Lighting up polymer LEDs through nanotechnology

Abstract:
Organic nanowires self-assembled in situ and integrated into polymer LEDs double the device performance without complicating fabrication.

Organic LEDs (OLEDs) are considered drivers of next-generation flat-panel display technology. They are characterized by lightweight, thin-panel, wide-angle, high self-electroluminescent efficiencies, and low power consumption. Polymer LEDs (PLEDs) are commonly fabricated using a solution process, which is simpler, cheaper, more scalable, and more versatile than the vacuum-deposition process generally employed to construct small-molecule LEDs. Improving PLEDs, in particular their luminous efficiency, has been the focus of sustained research and developments in the past two decades. Integrating nanostructures into PLEDs is a promising new approach to improve device performance.

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