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27 February 2002 Developments in polymer materials for electroluminescence
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In the last few years industrial research into materials fulfilling the needs of the fledgling OLED display industry have intensified considerably. At Covion we have developed a range of polymers based on phenyl-PPV derivatives which are now being commercially exploited in the first polymer LED applications. These materials have been developed systematically with the demanding requirements of the devices (e.g., high efficiency and lifetime) and the industrial applicability (e.g. processibility, reproducibility and reliability of supply) in mind. However due to market forces, such as the introduction of 3rd generation mobile communication technology, there will be an immediate demand for materials for full color OLED displays. In this paper we will report on progress in the development of Red, Green and Blue (RGB) materials at Covion. The requirements for the different colors vary depending on band gap (amongst others) and therefore the challenges for each color are different. The experience gained in understanding the important structure-property relationships in the phenyl-PPVs has been used to develop these new RGB materials.
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Heinrich Becker, Arne Buesing, Aurelie Falcou, Susanne Heun, Edgar Kluge, Amir Parham, Philipp Stoessel, Hubert Spreitzer, Kevin Treacher, and Horst Vestweber "Developments in polymer materials for electroluminescence", Proc. SPIE 4464, Organic Light-Emitting Materials and Devices V, (27 February 2002);

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