Electrical and optical studies of the organic thin film devices produced by cluster beam deposition methods

J. Y. Kim, E. S. Kim, J. H. Choi

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The neutral and ionized cluster beam deposition (NCBD and ICBD) methods have been applied to fabricate the new double-layer organic light emitting devices (OLEDs) with the structure of indium-tin-oxide (ITO)-coated glass/spin-coated poly[2-(N-carbazolyl)-5-(2-ethyl-hexyloxy)-1,4-phenylenevinylene] (CzEH-PPV)/8-hydroxyquinoline aluminum (Alq3)/Li:Al. The surface morphology profiles measured by atomic force microscopy (AFM) showed that the cluster beam deposition methods are efficient in producing uniform and smooth film surfaces. Photo- and electro-luminescence (PL, EL) spectroscopies demonstrated that while the new hole transporting medium CzEH-PPV is susceptible to the bombardment of energetic ionized beam, the introduction of the neutral buffer layer significantly improves the device characteristics, i.e., lower threshold and turn-on voltages and higher external quantum efficiency (EQE). In addition, the effect of doping of highly fluorescent dye (DCM) into Alq3 layer showed a complete energy transfer, color-tuning capability and higher EQE compared to the undoped devices.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)G3121-G3126
JournalMaterials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings
Publication statusPublished - 2001
EventLuminescent and Lumiescent Materials - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: 2001 Apr 172001 Apr 19

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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