Post-annealing effect of copper phthalocyanine on enhancing the performance of green organic light-emitting diode

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Post-annealing copper phthalocyanine (CuPc) can effectively improve the efficiency of a green organic light-emitting diode, consisting of indium tin oxide/CuPc/N,N’-bis-(1-naphthyl)- N,N’-diphenyl-1,10-biphenyl-4-4’-diamine/tris-8-hydroxy-quinoline aluminum/lithium fluoride /aluminum. By annealing the device at 120℃ for 1 hr, the power efficiency was increased from 1.7 to 2.0 lm/W, with a required driving voltage dropping from 4.7 to 4.2 V. The improvement may be correlated to the smoothening of the CuPc surface upon annealing.

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Journal: TechConnect Briefs
Volume: Technical Proceedings of the 2008 Clean Technology Conference and Trade Show
Published: June 1, 2008
Pages: 128 - 132
Industry sector: Energy & Sustainability
Topic: Solar Technologies
ISBN: 1-4200-8502-0