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Title: Efficient deep-blue electrofluorescence with an external quantum efficiency beyond 10%
Authors: Wang, SL
Qiao, MY
Ye, ZH
Dou, DH
Chen, MY
Peng, Y
Shi, Y
Yang, XY
Cui, L
Li, JY
Li, CJ
Wei, B
Wong, WY 
Issue Date: 30-Nov-2018
Source: iScience, 30 Nov. 2018, v. 9, p. 532-555
Abstract: The design of blue fluorescent materials combining both deep-blue emission (CIEy<0.06) and high-efficiency climbing over the typically limited exciton production efficiency of 25% is a challenge for organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs). In this work, we have synthesized two blue luminogens, trans-9,10-bis(2-butoxyphenyl)anthracene (BBPA) and trans-9,10-bis (2,4-dimethoxyphenyl)anthraGene with high photoluminescence quantum yields (PLQYs) of 89.5% and 87.0%, respectively. Intriguingly, we have proposed a strategy to avoid aggregation-caused quenching, which can effectively reduce the undesirable excimeric emission by introducing two host matrices with twisted molecular structure, 9,10-di(naphth-2-yl) anthracene and 10,10'-bis-(4-fluorophenyl)-3,3'-dimethyl-9,9'-bianthraGene (MBAn-(4)-F), in the BBPA emission layer. The device containing the EML of BBPA-doped MBAn-(4)-F exhibited a high external quantum efficiency of 10.27% for deep-blue emission with the Commission International de L'Eclairage CIE coordinates of (0.15, 0.05) via the steric effect. Importantly, this represents an advance in deep-blue-emitting fluorescent OLED architectures and materials that meet the requirements of high-definition display.
Publisher: Cell Press
Journal: iScience 
EISSN: 2589-0042
DOI: 10.1016/j.isci.2018.10.026
Rights: © 2018 The Authors.
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The following publication Wang, S. L., Qiao, M. Y., Ye, Z. H., Dou, D. H., Chen, M. Y., Peng, Y., . . . Wong, W. Y. (2018). Efficient deep-blue electrofluorescence with an external quantum efficiency beyond 10%. iScience, 9, 532-541 is available at
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