Organic Light-Emitting Diodes (OLEDs)

1st Edition

Materials, Devices and Applications

Print ISBN: 9780857094254
eBook ISBN: 9780857098948
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 31st August 2013
Page Count: 666
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Organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) are opening up exciting new applications in the area of lighting and displays. OLEDs are self emissive and by careful materials and device design can generate colours across the visible spectrum. Together with simple monolithic fabrication on a range of different substrates, these diverse material properties give OLEDs key advantages over existing display and lighting technology. This important book summarises key research on materials, engineering and the range of applications of these versatile materials.

Part one covers materials for OLEDs. Chapters review conjugated polymers, transparent conducting thin films, iridium complexes and phosphorescent materials. Part two discusses the operation and engineering of OLED devices. Chapters discuss topics such as highly efficient pin-type OLEDs, amorphous organic semiconductors, nanostructuring techniques, light extraction, colour tuning, printing techniques, fluorenone defects and disruptive characteristics as well as durability issues. Part three explores the applications of OLEDs in displays and solid-state lighting. Applications discussed include displays, microdisplays and transparent OLEDs, sensors and large-area OLED lighting panels.

Organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) is a standard reference for engineers working in lighting, display technology and the consumer electronics sectors, as well as those researching OLEDs.

Key Features

  • Summarises key research on the materials, engineering and applications of OLEDs
  • Reviews conjugated polymers, transparent conducting thin films
  • Considers nanostructuring OLEDS for increasing levels of efficiency


Materials science, applied physics, applied chemistry graduate students; Industrial and academic researchers studying the chemistry, physics and engineering of materials for organic light emitting devices

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Part I: Materials for organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs)

Chapter 1: Synthesis of electroluminescent conjugated polymers for OLEDs


1.1 Introduction

1.2 Polyarylenes

1.3 Poly(arylenevinylene)s

1.4 Poly(aryleneethynylene)s

1.5 Conjugated copolymers

1.6 Coordination polymers

1.7 Conclusion and future trends

1.8 Sources of further information

Chapter 2: Transparent conducting thin films for OLEDs


2.1 Introduction

2.2 Thin film electrodes (TCOs)

2.3 Semitransparent metal thin film electrodes

2.4 Carbon-based thin film electrodes

2.5 Conclusion

2.6 Sources of further information

Chapter 3: Iridium and platinum complexes for OLEDs


3.1 Introduction to triplet-emitting metal complexes in OLEDs

3.2 Excited states of metal complexes

3.3 The pre-eminence of cyclometallated iridium(III) and platinum(II) complexes for OLEDs

3.4 Colour-tuning strategies in cyclometallated complexes

3.5 Blue-emitting complexes

3.6 Red- and near infra-red-emitting complexes

3.7 Complexes for white-light-emitting OLEDs (WOLEDs)

Chapter 4: Chemical and photophysical properties of materials for OLEDs


4.1 Introduction

4.2 Organic semiconductors

4.3 Photophysical properties of OLED materials

4.4 Thermal stability

4.5 Conclusion and future trends

Chapter 5: Phosphorescent OLEDs for solid-state lighting


5.1 Introduction

5.2 Phosphorescent materials

5.3 Device design and fabrication

5.4 Conclusion and future trends

Part II: Operation and engineering of organic light-emitting diode (OLED) devices

Chapter 6: Highly eff


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"Materials scientists and chemists consider in turn the three aspects of organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs). Among the topics are transparent conducting thin films for OLEDs, iridium and platinum complexes for OLEDs, phosphorescent OLEDs for solid-state lighting, charge carrier mobility in amorphous organic semiconductors,…", March 2014