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Blue Electroluminescence and Dynamics of Charge Carrier Recombination in a Vacuum-Deposited poly(p-phenylene) Thin Film

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Authors
Lee, Changhee; Kang, G. W.; Jeon, J. W.; Song, W. J.; Seoul, Chang
Issue Date
2000
Publisher
Elsevier
Citation
Thin Solid Films 363 (2000) 306
Keywords
Blue electroluminescenceCharge carrier recombinationThin filmI-V-L characteristics
Abstract
We have studied the electroluminescence (EL) and the dynamics of charge carrier recombination in the vacuum-deposited poly(p-phenylene) (PPP) thin film that shows a bright blue EL emission at about 450 nm. The current–voltage–luminescence (I–V–L) characteristics are systematically studied in the temperature range between 12 and 325 K in the light-emitting devices of ITO/PPP/Al and the bilayer devices with hole transporting layers of aromatic diamine (TPD) and poly(9-vinylcarbazole) (PVK). The EL quantum efficiency (QE) of ITO/PPP/Al and ITO/PVK/PPP/Al is almost temperature-independent, indicating carrier injection via tunnelling mechanism. However, ITO/TPD/PPP/Al shows the increasing QE with decreasing temperature and the power-law I–V–L dependence, characteristics of a space-charge-limited current in a trap-filled insulator. From the time delay between the onset of the voltage pulse and that of the EL we can estimate the charge carrier mobility of μ≈4×10−6 cm2/V s in ITO/PPP/Al and μ≈5×10−5 cm2/V s in ITO/PVK/PPP/Al.
ISSN
0040-6090
Language
English
URI
http://hdl.handle.net/10371/13759
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1016/S0040-6090(99)01023-8
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