Effects of solution processing and thermal annealing on the phosphorescence of iridium(III) complex-cored dendrimer films

TitleEffects of solution processing and thermal annealing on the phosphorescence of iridium(III) complex-cored dendrimer films
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsRibierre, J. C., Yates C. J., Ruseckas A., Staton S. V., Burn P. L., and Samuel I. D. W.
JournalOrganic Electronics
Volume11
Issue1
Pagination62 - 66
Date Published01/10
KeywordsOLED
AbstractWe present evidence that the photoluminescence (PL) spectrum, PL kinetics and PL efficiency of solution-cast films of a phosphorescent fac-tris(2-phenylpyridyl)iridium(III)-cored dendrimer are not affected by the choice of solvent and thermal annealing. In contrast, when the dendrimer is dispersed into a 4,4'-bis(N-carbazolyl)biphenyl (CBP) host, thermal annealing induces phase separation at a micrometer scale, which results in incomplete energy transfer from CBP to the dendrimer. The insensitivity of the dendrimer film morphology and PL properties to the casting conditions and thermal treatment shows the advantage of host-free electrophosphorescent dendrimers for the further development of light-emitting displays, whilst blended systems are potentially more suitable for photovoltaic applications.
URLhttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/B6W6J-4XC9SDV-1/2/3f727a2ec0ceebd7a5df00c95ae879c7
DOIDOI: 10.1016/j.orgel.2009.09.027