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Facile synthesis of solution-processed MoS2 nanosheets and their application in high-performance ultraviolet organic light-emitting diodes

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Abstract

Solution-processed aqueous molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) nanosheets with good dispersity and air stability were synthesized in a facile manner through liquid-phase exfoliation. MoS2 and corresponding composites of ultraviolet/ozone-treated MoS2 (MoS2–UVO) and MoS2-doped poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene):poly(styrene-sulfonate) (MoS2+PEDOT:PSS) were characterized using atomic force microscopy and X-ray/ultraviolet photoelectron spectroscopy, confirming superior film morphology and exceptional electronic properties. High efficiencies of 8.1 cd A−1 and 5.7 lm W−1 were demonstrated in visible organic light-emitting diode (OLED) with tris(8-hydroxy-quinolinato)aluminum as the emissive layer and MoS2+PEDOT:PSS as the hole-injection layer. Using 3-(4-biphenyl)-4-phenyl-5-tert-butylphenyl-1,2,4-triazole as emitter and MoS2+PEDOT:PSS for hole-injection tuning, the fabricated ultraviolet OLED produced attractive short-wavelength electroluminescence of 376 nm with a full-width at half-maximum of 37 nm and improved stability. The radiance and external quantum efficiency reached 11.9 mW cm−2 and 4.14%, respectively. Current–voltage characteristics and impedance spectroscopy confirmed that the hole-injection capacity increased in the order MoS2 < MoS2–UVO < MoS2+PEDOT:PSS. The extremely promoted hole injection of MoS2+PEDOT:PSS accounted for its outstanding device performance. Our results provide a novel approach for advancing MoS2 applications with solution processing and scalable manufacturing.

Graphical abstract: Facile synthesis of solution-processed MoS2 nanosheets and their application in high-performance ultraviolet organic light-emitting diodes

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The article was received on 24 Oct 2018, accepted on 11 Dec 2018 and first published on 13 Dec 2018


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C8TC05370G
Citation: J. Mater. Chem. C, 2019, Advance Article
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    Facile synthesis of solution-processed MoS2 nanosheets and their application in high-performance ultraviolet organic light-emitting diodes

    X. Zhang, W. Li, Z. Ling, Y. Zhang, J. Xu, H. Wang, G. Chen and B. Wei, J. Mater. Chem. C, 2019, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C8TC05370G

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