Microporous polymer films for enhancing light extraction of white-light organic light-emitting diodes

Bao Dong To, Hsin Chu Chen, Duc Dung Nguyen, Wen Yung Yeh, Jeng Rong Ho, Hung Chih Kan, Chia Chen Hsu

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Abstract

In this study, a new, facile, and low-cost approach was proposed to fabricate microporous polymer thin films (MPFs) for enhancing the light extraction of white-light organic light-emitting diodes (WLOLED). MPFs were fabricated by blending polymers with starch particles, spin-coating the blended polymer to a polyethylene terephthalate (PET) substrate, and then removing starch particles through an acid hydrolysis process. The final product was attached to the rear of the glass substrate of a WLOLED. MPF structures scattered emitted photons inside the OLED device and reduced light trapped in the substrate mode. Therefore, the maximum outcoupling efficiency improvement was 49%; approximately 69% of the substrate-mode light was extracted; and the color rendering index of the WLOLED was higher than that of the device without MPF. MPFs with a large area (>20 × 20 cm2) can be easily fabricated through the proposed method.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)164-170
Number of pages7
JournalOrganic Electronics
Volume59
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2018

Keywords

  • Light extraction
  • Microporous polymer
  • Organic light-emitting diodes
  • Starch particle

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