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Elaborate Design of d8–d10 Heteronuclear Phosphors for Ultrahigh-Efficiency Solution-Processed Organic Light-Emitting Diodes

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posted on 2021-03-17, 21:32 authored by Zhao-Yi Wang, Li-Yi Zhang, Liang-Jin Xu, Lin-Xi Shi, Jin-Yun Wang, Zhong-Ning Chen
Highly soluble d8–d10 heteronuclear phosphors afford an alternative approach to achieve high-efficiency organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) through a solution process. In this work, four highly phosphorescent d8–d10 heteronuclear complexes with significant Pt–Au interactions were prepared. By judicious selection of sterically hindered and π-conjugated substituents in triphosphine ligands, the phosphorescence is dramatically promoted through effectively prohibiting nonradiative thermal relaxation with an efficiency of 0.94–0.99 in doping films. Exploiting highly emissive Pt–Au complexes as phosphorescent dopants, ultrahigh-efficiency solution-processed OLEDs were attained. The peak current efficiency, power efficiency, and external quantum efficiency are 96.2 cd A–1, 65.0 lm W–1, and 26.4% for the green-emitting PtAu2 phosphor and 68.6 cd A–1, 42.5 lm W–1, and 25.1% for the orange-emitting Pt2Au phosphor, which represent the state-of-art for solution-processed OLEDs based on non-iridium phosphors.