Principles and Applications of Organic Light Emitting Diodes (OLEDs) - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780081012130, 9780081012499

Principles and Applications of Organic Light Emitting Diodes (OLEDs)

1st Edition

Authors: N. Thejo Kalyani Hendrik Swart S. J. Dhoble
eBook ISBN: 9780081012499
Hardcover ISBN: 9780081012130
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 18th May 2017
Page Count: 332
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Table of Contents

1. Principles of Luminescence
2. Luminescence in organic semiconductors
3. Evolution of luminescent materials for OLEDs
4. OLED fabrication and characterization
5. Artificial lighting and the role of OLEDs
6. Solid state lighting and displays
7. OLEDs as light sources: materials, synthesis and devices
8. Green, white and blue OLEDs and devices
9. OLEDs for displays
10. Future trends in OLEDs: materials and devices


Principles and Applications of Organic Light Emitting Diodes (OLEDs)explores the ways in which the development of organic semiconductor materials is opening up new applications in electronic and optoelectronic luminescent devices.

The book begins by covering the principles of luminescence and the luminescent properties of organic semiconductors. It then covers the development of luminescent materials for OLEDs, discussing the advantages and disadvantages of organic versus inorganic luminescent materials. The fabrication and characterization of OLEDs is also covered in detail, including information on, and comparisons of, vacuum deposition and solution techniques.

Finally, applications of OLEDs are explored, including OLEDs in solid-state lighting, colored lighting, displays and potential future applications, such as ultra-thin and flexible technologies.

This book is an excellent resource both for experts and newcomers to the field of organic optoelectronics and OLEDs. It is ideal for scientists working on optical devices, lighting, display and imaging technologies, and for all those engaged in research in photonics, luminescence and optical materials.

Key Features

  • Provides a one-stop guide to OLED technology for the benefit of newcomers to the field of organic optoelectronics
  • Comprehensively covers the luminescent properties of organic semiconductors and their development into OLED materials
  • Offers practical information on OLED fabrication and their applications in solid-state lighting and displays, making this essential reading for optoelectronics engineers and materials scientists


All those engaged in research into organic optoelectronics, photonics, luminescence and optical materials, and scientists working on OLED devices, lighting, display and imaging technologies


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About the Authors

N. Thejo Kalyani Author

Dr. N. Thejo Kalyani is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Applied Physics at Laxminarayan Institute of Technology, Nagpur, India. Her field of research interests include the synthesis and characterization of organic phosphors and fabrication of OLEDs. She has won a number of awards for her deliberations in various national and international conferences. She has authored 10 textbooks in the field of Applied Physics. She has more than 25 publications in international peer reviewed journals. She is lifetime member of professional bodies such as the Luminescence Society of India and the Material Research Society of India.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Department of Applied Physics, Laxminarayan Institute of Technology, India

Hendrik Swart Author

Hendrik Swart is Senior Professor of the Department of Physics at the University of the Free State in South Africa. He has more than 280 publications in international peer-reviewed journals and has chaired numerous national and international conferences. He has made major contributions to the development of processes to synthesize and deposit thin films of various types of semiconductor nanoparticles, which enhance the colour, luminescent intensity and lifetime of solid state lighting displays.

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Professor, Department of Physics, University of the Free State, South Africa

S. J. Dhoble Author

Dr Dhoble is an Associate Professor at the Department of Physics, R.T.M. Nagpur University, India, where he has worked on a number of funded research projects involving the synthesis and characterization of organic luminescent materials. His other research interests include solid state lighting, the development of optoelectronic materials, and devices for measuring luminescence.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Department of Physics, RTM Nagpur University, India