Recent advances of the emitters for high performance deep-blue organic light-emitting diodes
Blue organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) can play a critical role in the field of organic electroluminescence (EL). As the most important applications of OLEDs, both new generation full-color flat-panel displays and future energy-saving solid-state lighting sources require blue color EL to fulfill their functions properly. However, considerable challenges still exist in searching for highly efficient, color stable, and long-lifespan materials and devices that emit blue color, especially in the development of deep-blue emitters, which are indispensable for high-quality displays and lighting sources. Encouragingly, great progress has been made in the area of deep-blue OLEDs in recent years with continuous efforts made by scientists, who are responsible for the significant achievements in the field of OLEDs. Hence, in this review, the crucial tactics employed to obtain high performance deep-blue emitters are presented, including polymers, dendrimers, small organic molecules, delayed fluorescent systems, and phosphorescent emitters. Moreover, the future perspectives and ongoing challenges of this research frontier are also highlighted.
- This article is part of the themed collections: JMC C Top Picks collection: Recent progress in light emitting diodes and 2015 Journal of Materials Chemistry C Most Accessed Manuscripts