Exciplex Enhancement as a Tool to Increase OLED Device Efficiency

Organic electronics, mainly due to advancements in OLED (organic light-emitting diode) technology, is a fast developing research area having already revolutionized the displays market. This direction presents the use of exciplex emitters and thermally activated delayed fluorescence (TADF) in OLEDs, to give efficient, stable emitters that do not use scarce and expensive materials such as iridium. Here, it is shown for the first time several diketopyrrolopyrrole (DPP) derivatives that could be used as emitters in OLED devices. We were able to improve the efficiency of DPP materials by forming exciplex-enhanced OLED devices. These organic materials were also characterized by electrochemical and spectroscopic methods in order to elucidate each molecule’s interaction and decrease the photoluminescence efficiency.