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Inkjet Printing of Super Yellow: Ink Formulation, Film Optimization, OLEDs Fabrication, and Transient Electroluminescence
Department of Molecular Physics, Lodz University of Technology, Lodz, Poland.
Örebro University, School of Science and Technology. Department of Engineering and Chemical Sciences, Karlstad University, Karlstad, Sweden.
Department of Molecular Physics, Lodz University of Technology, Lodz, Poland.
Department of Molecular Physics, Lodz University of Technology, Lodz, Poland.
2019 (English)In: Scientific Reports, ISSN 2045-2322, E-ISSN 2045-2322, Vol. 9, no 1, article id 8493Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Inkjet printing technique allows manufacturing low cost organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs) in ambient conditions. The above approach enables upscaling of the OLEDs fabrication process which, as a result, would become faster than conventionally used vacuum based processing techniques. In this work, we use the inkjet printing technique to investigate the formation of thin active layers of well-known light emitting polymer material: Super Yellow (poly(para-phenylene vinylene) copolymer). We develop the formulation of Super Yellow ink, containing non-chlorinated solvents and allowing stable jetting. Optimization of ink composition and printing resolution were performed, until good quality films suitable for OLEDs were obtained. Fabricated OLEDs have shown a remarkable characteristics of performance, similar to the OLEDs fabricated by means of spin coating technique. We checked that, the values of mobility of the charge carriers in the printed films, measured by transient electroluminescence, are similar to the values of mobility measured in spin coated films. Our contribution provides a complete framework for inkjet printing of high quality Super Yellow films for OLEDs. The description of this method can be used to obtain efficient printed OLEDs both in academic and in industrial settings.

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Nature Publishing Group, 2019. Vol. 9, no 1, article id 8493
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Materials Chemistry
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-74668DOI: 10.1038/s41598-019-44824-wISI: 000470962500004PubMedID: 31186434Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85067244548OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-74668DiVA, id: diva2:1324234
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Knowledge Foundation, 20170059
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Funding Agencies:

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2015  674990 EXCILIGHT 

MNiSW, Poland  33 0355/PnH/2016 

NCBR, Poland  TANGO2/340019/NCBR/2017 

Available from: 2019-06-13 Created: 2019-06-13 Last updated: 2019-07-23Bibliographically approved

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