Highly luminescent polymer for LEDs

B. S. Chuah, F. Cacialli, D. A. dos Santos, N. Feeder, J. E. Davies, S. C. Moratti, A. B. Holmes, R. H. Friend, J. L. Bredas

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A new 2,3-dibutoxy-1,4-phenylene vinylene is reported with high photoluminescence (approx. 40%) and electroluminescence efficiencies. The unusual substitution pattern is effective in tuning the emission colour as the polymer exhibits unexpected blue-shifted emission to the green region. Crystal structures of model oligomers (PL efficiencies approx. 80%) and theoretical calculations on optimised geometry offer insight into these interesting properties.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)935-936
Number of pages2
JournalSynthetic Metals
Issue number1-3
StatePublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1998 International Conference on Science and Technology of Synthetic Metals (ICSM-98) - Montpellier
Duration: Jul 12 1998Jul 18 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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