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Improved efficiency and lifetime of deep-blue hyperfluorescent organic light-emitting diode using Pt(II) complex as phosphorescent sensitizer

Adv. Sci. (Advanced Science)

Although the organic light-emitting diode (OLED) has been successfully commercialized, the development of deep-blue OLEDs with high efficiency and long lifetime remains a challenge. Here, we propose a novel hyperfluorescent OLED that incorporates the Pt(II) complex (PtON7-dtb) as a phosphorescent sensitizer and a hydrocarbon-based and multiple resonance-based fluorophore as an emitter (TBPDP and ν-DABNA ) in the device emissive layer (EML). Such an EML system can promote efficient energy transfer from the triplet excited states of the sensitizer to the singlet excited states of the fluorophore, thus significantly improving the efficiency and lifetime of the device. As a result, we demonstrate a deep-blue hyperfluorescent OLED using a multiple resonance-based fluorophore (ν-DABNA)  with Commission Internationale de L'Eclairage chromaticity coordinate y below 0.1, which attains a narrow full width at half maximum of ~17 nm, 4-fold increased maximum current efficiency of 48.9 cd/A, and 19-fold improved half-lifetime of 253.8 h at 1000 cd m?2 compared to a conventional phosphorescent OLED. Our findings can lead to better understanding of the hyperfluorescent OLEDs with high performance.

Adv. Sci. 8, 2100586 (2021)