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Polymers 2016, 8(9), 334; doi:10.3390/polym8090334

Enhanced Optoelectronic Properties of PFO/Fluorol 7GA Hybrid Light Emitting Diodes via Additions of TiO2 Nanoparticles

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Department of Physics and Astronomy, Collage of Science, King Saud University, Riyadh 11451, Saudi Arabia
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Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, Sana’a University, PO Box 12544, Sana’a, Yemen
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School of Applied Physics, Faculty of Science and Technology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, UKM Bangi, Selangor 43600, Malaysia
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Research Chair in Laser Diagnosis of Cancers, Collage of Science, King Saud University, Riyadh 11451, Saudi Arabia
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Received: 2 August 2016 / Revised: 21 August 2016 / Accepted: 31 August 2016 / Published: 6 September 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Nanocomposites of Polymers and Inorganic Particles 2016)
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The effect of TiO2 nanoparticle (NP) content on the improvement of poly(9,9′-di-n-octylfluorenyl-2,7-diyl) (PFO)/Fluorol 7GA organic light emitting diode (OLED) performance is demonstrated here. The PFO/Fluorol 7GA blend with specific ratios of TiO2 NPs was prepared via a solution blending method before being spin-coated onto an indium tin oxide (ITO) substrate to act as an emissive layer in OLEDs. A thin aluminum layer as top electrode was deposited onto the emissive layer using the electron beam chamber. Improvement electron injection from the cathode was achieved upon incorporation of TiO2 NPs into the PFO/Fluorol 7GA blend, thus producing devices with intense luminance and lower turn-on voltage. The ITO/(PFO/Fluorol 7GA/TiO2)/Al OLED device exhibited maximum electroluminescence intensity and luminance at 25 wt % of TiO2 NPs, while maximum luminance efficiency was achieved with 15 wt % TiO2 NP content. In addition, this work proved that the performance of the devices was strongly affected by the surface morphology, which in turn depended on the TiO2 NP content. View Full-Text
Keywords: poly(9,9′-di-n-octylfluorenyl-2,7-diyl) (PFO)/Fluorol 7GA blend; organic light emitting diode (OLED); electroluminescence; turn-on voltage; luminance efficiency poly(9,9′-di-n-octylfluorenyl-2,7-diyl) (PFO)/Fluorol 7GA blend; organic light emitting diode (OLED); electroluminescence; turn-on voltage; luminance efficiency
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Al-Asbahi, B.A.; Haji Jumali, M.H.; AlSalhi, M.S. Enhanced Optoelectronic Properties of PFO/Fluorol 7GA Hybrid Light Emitting Diodes via Additions of TiO2 Nanoparticles. Polymers 2016, 8, 334.

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