A deep-blue-emitting heteroatom-doped MR-TADF nonacene for high-performance organic light-emitting diodes
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We present a p- and n-doped nonacene compound, NOBNacene, that represents a rare example of a linearly extended ladder-type multiresonant thermally activated delayed fluorescence (MR-TADF) emitter. This compound shows efficient narrow deep blue emission, with a λPL of 410 nm, full width at half maximum, FWHM, of 38 nm, photoluminescence quantum yield, ΦPL of 71 %, and a delayed lifetime, τd of 1.18 ms in 1.5 wt % TSPO1 thin film. The organic light-emitting diode (OLED) using this compound as the emitter shows a comparable electroluminescence spectrum peaked at 409 nm (FWHM=37 nm) and a maximum external quantum efficiency (EQEmax) of 8.5 % at Commission Internationale de l’Éclairage (CIE) coordinates of (0.173, 0.055). The EQEmax values were increased to 11.2 % at 3 wt % doping of the emitter within the emissive layer of the device. At this concentration, the electroluminescence spectrum broadened slightly, leading to CIE coordinates of (0.176, 0.068).
Madayanad Suresh , S , Zhang , L , Hall , D , Si , C , Ricci , G , Matulaitis , T , Slawin , A M Z , Warriner , S , Olivier , Y , Samuel , I D & Zysman-Colman , E 2023 , ' A deep-blue-emitting heteroatom-doped MR-TADF nonacene for high-performance organic light-emitting diodes ' , Angewandte Chemie International Edition , vol. 62 , no. 8 , e202215522 . https://doi.org/10.1002/anie.202215522
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DescriptionFunding: This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska Curie grant agreement No 838885 (NarrowbandSSL). S.M.S. acknowledges support from the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship (grant agreement No 838885 NarrowbandSSL). We would like to thank the Leverhulme Trust (RPG-2016-047) for financial support. E.Z-C. and I.D.W.S acknowledge support from EPSRC (EP/L017008, EP/P010482/1). Computational resources have been provided by the Consortium des Équipements de Calcul Intensif (CÉCI), funded by the Fonds de la Recherche Scientifiques de Belgique (F. R. S.-FNRS) under Grant No. 2.5020.11, as well as the Tier-1 supercomputer of the Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, infrastructure funded by the Walloon Region under the grant agreement n1117545. Y.O. acknowledges funding by the Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique-FNRS under Grant n° F.4534.21 (MIS-IMAGINE). G. R. acknowledges a grant from the ‘‘Fonds pour la formation a la Recherche dans l’Industrie et dans l’Agriculture’’ (FRIA) of the FRS-FNRS.
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