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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 22 — Nov. 4, 2013
  • pp: 26236–26243

Enhanced luminescence efficiency of Ag nanoparticles dispersed on indium tin oxide for polymer light-emitting diodes

Sy-Hann Chen, Yi-Ru Li, Chang-Feng Yu, Chia-Feng Lin, and Po-Ching Kao  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 22, pp. 26236-26243 (2013)

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This study presents a substantial enhancement in electroluminescence achieved by depositing Ag nanoparticles on an ITO-coated glass substrate (Ag/ITO) for approximately 10-s to form novel window materials for use in polymer light-emitting diodes (PLEDs). The PLEDs discussed herein are single-layer devices based on a poly[9,9-dioctylfluorene-co-benzothiadiazole] (F8BT) emissive layer. In addition to its low cost, this novel fabrication method can effectively increase the charge transport properties of the active layer to meet the high performance requirements of PLEDs. Due to the increased conductivity and work function of the Ag/ITO substrate, the electroluminescence intensity was increased by nearly 3.3-fold compared with that of the same PLED with a bare ITO substrate.

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(250.0250) Optoelectronics : Optoelectronics
(250.2080) Optoelectronics : Polymer active devices

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Original Manuscript: August 5, 2013
Revised Manuscript: October 11, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: October 14, 2013
Published: October 25, 2013

Sy-Hann Chen, Yi-Ru Li, Chang-Feng Yu, Chia-Feng Lin, and Po-Ching Kao, "Enhanced luminescence efficiency of Ag nanoparticles dispersed on indium tin oxide for polymer light-emitting diodes," Opt. Express 21, 26236-26243 (2013)

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