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Hybrid active layers from a conjugated polymer and inorganic nanoparticles for organic light emitting devices with emission colour tuned by electric field

Aleshin, Andrey N and Alexandrova, Elena L and Shcherbakov, Igor P (2009) Hybrid active layers from a conjugated polymer and inorganic nanoparticles for organic light emitting devices with emission colour tuned by electric field. Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 42 (10). 105108 (7pp).

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Official URL: http://stacks.iop.org/0022-3727/42/105108

Abstract

We report on the investigation of the electrical and optical properties of hybrid active layers for organic devices consisting of a conjugated polymer MEH-PPV mixed with ZnO and Si nanoparticles. The effect of an electric field on the photoluminescence (PL) from a MEH-PPV : ZnO composite film is studied. We have found that in the absence of an electric field PL emission from the MEH-PPV : ZnO composites have two main maxima in the blue–red regions. Three additional minor PL maxima attributed to the exciplex states were found at ~420–480 nm. Application of a voltage bias to planar electrodes significantly suppresses the blue emission. Generation of excited states in the MEH-PPV : ZnO structures implies the presence of several radiative recombination mechanisms with the formation of polymer–nanoparticle complexes including exciplex states and charge transfer between the polymer and nanoparticles that can be controlled by an electric field. This effect provides the possibility to tune by an electric field the emission colour of organic light emitting diodes by combining an efficient emission from both organic/inorganic materials involved.

Item Type:Article
ID Code:5131
Deposited By:Prof. Alexey Ivanov
Deposited On:05 Aug 2009 09:17
Last Modified:06 Aug 2009 11:31

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