Combinatorial fabrication and study of white organic light-emitting devices based on non-doping ultrathin 5,6,11,12-tetraphenylnaphthcene (rubrene) yellow-emitting layer

Hai Sheng Wu, Zhaoqun Zhou, Chang Hwan Kim, Gang Li, Joseph Shinar

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Non-doping white organic light-emitting devices (WOLEDs) based on an ultrathin yellow-emitting layer of rubrene inserted between the blue-emitting layer 4,4'-bis(2,2'-diphenylvinyl)-1,1'-biphenyl (DPVBi) and the electron transport layer tris-(8-hydroxyquinoline)aluminum (Alq3) fabricated by combinatorial sliding shutter technique are reported. Three of the sixteen devices made have Commission Internationale de l'Eclairage (CIE) coordinates fairly within the white region at 8 - 16 V, ranging from (0.31, 0.38) to (0.34, 0.42). All three devices had a 5-nm thickness of DPVBi layer and an ultrathin rubrene layer of thickness of 0.05-, 0.10-, and 0.15 nm, respectively. A maximum luminance of 12,900 cd/m2at 17 V and an efficiency of 5.5 cd/A at 8.5 V were obtained in the devices with 0.05 nm rubrene layer. These devices can be fabricated rather easily due to their simple device structure and they are very appealing to low-cost general lighting applications.
Original languageEnglish
Article number59371W
Pages (from-to)1-8
Number of pages8
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2005
Externally publishedYes
EventOrganic Light-Emitting Materials and Devices IX - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: 31 Jul 20053 Aug 2005


  • Non-doping OLEDs
  • OLEDs
  • Organic light-emitting devices
  • Ultra-thin OLEDs
  • White organic light-emitting devices
  • WOLEDs

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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