Conjugated dendrimers: A modular approach to materials for full colour displays

Jonathan P.J. Markham*, Thomas D. Anthopoulos, Ebinazar B. Namdas, Shih Chun Lo, Gary J. Richards, Michael J. Frampton, Oleg Salata, Paul L. Burn, Ifor D.W. Samuel

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Conjugated dendrimers provide an excellent molecular architecture for tuning material properties for organic light emitting diodes. Here we demonstrate a modular approach allowing highly efficient fluorescent and phosphorescent emissive chromophores to be used to make red, green and blue solution-processed light emitting diodes. The choice of a common dendritic architecture ensures good solubility and film forming properties irrespective of the choice of core unit. In addition, this architecture allows blending of dendrimers with different cores without phase separation. We show that blending provides a simple but powerful way of tuning the colour of dendrimer LEDs from deep blue to blue-green, and from green to red with little impact on the device properties.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)50-56
Number of pages7
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes
EventOrganic Light-Emitting Materials and Devices VII - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Aug 4 2003Aug 6 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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