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Themed collection JMC C Top Picks collection: Recent progress in light emitting diodes

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Feature Article

Fluorescent nanomaterial-derived white light-emitting diodes: what's going on

In this review, we highlight recent progress of fluorescent nanomaterial-derived white LEDs, including semiconductor nanocrystals or colloidal QD-based LEDs, carbon-based LEDs, silicon QD-based LEDs, and organic–inorganic fluorescent nanocomposite derived white LEDs.

Graphical abstract: Fluorescent nanomaterial-derived white light-emitting diodes: what's going on
Review Article

Approaches for fabricating high efficiency organic light emitting diodes

Highly efficient OLEDs are extremely demanded for the design of highly competitive energy-saving displays and lightings. In this article, we have systematically reviewed some most effective organic materials, eleven device architectural approaches, and outcoupling techniques to realize the high efficiency OLEDs.

Graphical abstract: Approaches for fabricating high efficiency organic light emitting diodes
Review Article

Recent advances of the emitters for high performance deep-blue organic light-emitting diodes

Recent advances in deep-blue emitters furnishing high performance OLEDs and associated critical issues are discussed and reviewed.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances of the emitters for high performance deep-blue organic light-emitting diodes
Communication

A low-temperature co-precipitation approach to synthesize fluoride phosphors K2MF6:Mn4+ (M = Ge, Si) for white LED applications

A new class of Mn4+ activated alkali-metal hexafluoride red phosphors are emerging for white light-emitting diodes because of their sharp red line 2Eg4A2g emissions (600–650 nm) excited by irradiation of 4A2g4T1g (320–380 nm) and 4A2g4T2g (380–500 nm) transitions.

Graphical abstract: A low-temperature co-precipitation approach to synthesize fluoride phosphors K2MF6:Mn4+ (M = Ge, Si) for white LED applications
Communication

Synthesis of Na2SiF6:Mn4+ red phosphors for white LED applications by co-precipitation

A one-step approach to synthesize Na2SiF6:Mn4+and K2SiF6:Mn4+ red phosphors by co-precipitation is reported in this paper.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis of Na2SiF6:Mn4+ red phosphors for white LED applications by co-precipitation
Communication

The formation mechanism, improved photoluminescence and LED applications of red phosphor K2SiF6:Mn4+

The formation mechanism of red phosphor K2SiF6:Mn4+ free of manganese oxides has been discussed based on detailed experimental results. Significant improvements in the luminescence efficiency make it a good candidate for applications in “warm” white LEDs.

Graphical abstract: The formation mechanism, improved photoluminescence and LED applications of red phosphor K2SiF6:Mn4+
Paper

Deep blue fluorophores incorporating sulfone-locked triphenylamine: the key for highly efficient fluorescence–phosphorescence hybrid white OLEDs with simplified structure

Deep blue fluorophors incorporating sulfone-locked triphenylamine were developed for hybrid white OLEDs.

Graphical abstract: Deep blue fluorophores incorporating sulfone-locked triphenylamine: the key for highly efficient fluorescence–phosphorescence hybrid white OLEDs with simplified structure
Paper

Luminescence study of a self-activated and rare earth activated Sr3La(VO4)3 phosphor potentially applicable in W-LEDs

A novel self-activated and rare earth activated Sr3La(VO4)3 phosphor is potentially applicable in near UV excited W-LEDs.

Graphical abstract: Luminescence study of a self-activated and rare earth activated Sr3La(VO4)3 phosphor potentially applicable in W-LEDs
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Controlled emission colors and singlet–triplet energy gaps of dihydrophenazine-based thermally activated delayed fluorescence emitters

We have developed thermally activated delayed fluorescence emitters with wide ranges of emission colors and singlet–triplet energy gaps.

Graphical abstract: Controlled emission colors and singlet–triplet energy gaps of dihydrophenazine-based thermally activated delayed fluorescence emitters
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A solution-processable host material of 1,3-bis{3-[3-(9-carbazolyl)phenyl]-9-carbazolyl}benzene and its application in organic light-emitting diodes employing thermally activated delayed fluorescence

The stability of solution-processed organic light-emitting diodes employing a thermally activated delayed fluorescent emitter was improved using a host with a high glass transition temperature and high mobility electron transport layers.

Graphical abstract: A solution-processable host material of 1,3-bis{3-[3-(9-carbazolyl)phenyl]-9-carbazolyl}benzene and its application in organic light-emitting diodes employing thermally activated delayed fluorescence
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A high triplet energy, high thermal stability oxadiazole derivative as the electron transporter for highly efficient red, green and blue phosphorescent OLEDs

A high glass transition, triplet energy gap and electron mobility material, TPOTP, is readily synthesized. It can serve as an efficient universal electron transporter and exciton blocker for blue, green and red phosphorescent OLEDs.

Graphical abstract: A high triplet energy, high thermal stability oxadiazole derivative as the electron transporter for highly efficient red, green and blue phosphorescent OLEDs
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Phosphine oxide functionalized pyrenes as efficient blue light emitting multifunctional materials for organic light emitting diodes

Efficient electron transporting blue emitting materials obtained from excimer emission assisted by thermally activated delayed fluorescence.

Graphical abstract: Phosphine oxide functionalized pyrenes as efficient blue light emitting multifunctional materials for organic light emitting diodes
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Starburst 4,4′,4′′-tris(carbazol-9-yl)-triphenylamine-based deep-blue fluorescent emitters with tunable oligophenyl length for solution-processed undoped organic light-emitting diodes

Starburst TCTA-based deep-blue emitters are developed, whose solution-processed undoped device performance increases gradually with increasing oligophenyl length.

Graphical abstract: Starburst 4,4′,4′′-tris(carbazol-9-yl)-triphenylamine-based deep-blue fluorescent emitters with tunable oligophenyl length for solution-processed undoped organic light-emitting diodes
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Synthesis of narrow-band red-emitting K2SiF6:Mn4+ phosphors for a deep red monochromatic LED and ultrahigh color quality warm-white LEDs

In this study, we synthesized and characterized narrow-band red-emitting K2SiF6:Mn4+ phosphors in order to improve the color qualities of warm white light-emitting diodes (LEDs).

Graphical abstract: Synthesis of narrow-band red-emitting K2SiF6:Mn4+ phosphors for a deep red monochromatic LED and ultrahigh color quality warm-white LEDs
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Synthesis, structure and optical properties of cerium-doped calcium barium phosphate – a novel blue-green phosphor for solid-state lighting

A new blue-green phosphor, Ca6BaP4O17:Ce3+, which can be prepared by conventional solid-state synthesis, is reported as a candidate phosphor for solid-state lighting with near-ultraviolet LEDs.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis, structure and optical properties of cerium-doped calcium barium phosphate – a novel blue-green phosphor for solid-state lighting
Open Access Paper

Correlating the transition dipole moment orientation of phosphorescent emitter molecules in OLEDs with basic material properties

The orientation of seven iridium-based emitter molecules for OLEDs is compared and surprisingly all except Ir(ppy)3 show considerable horizontal orientation.

Graphical abstract: Correlating the transition dipole moment orientation of phosphorescent emitter molecules in OLEDs with basic material properties
Paper

Offsetting the problem of charge trapping in white polymer light-emitting diodes using a fluorenone-based luminogen

AA Fluorenone-based AIEE luminogen is used a covalent dopant to design a white light emitting copolymer with minimized charge trapping.

Graphical abstract: Offsetting the problem of charge trapping in white polymer light-emitting diodes using a fluorenone-based luminogen
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Highly efficient and color-stable hybrid warm white organic light-emitting diodes using a blue material with thermally activated delayed fluorescence

A blue fluorophor with thermally activated delayed fluorescence is firstly introduced in hybrid WOLEDs to reduce the triplet loss.

Graphical abstract: Highly efficient and color-stable hybrid warm white organic light-emitting diodes using a blue material with thermally activated delayed fluorescence
Paper

9,9′-Spirobifluorene and 4-phenyl-9,9′-spirobifluorene: pure hydrocarbon small molecules as hosts for efficient green and blue PhOLEDs

This work reports the use of 9,9′-spirobifluorene and 4-phenyl-9,9′-spirobifluorene, pure hydrocarbon small molecules, as hosts for efficient green and blue phosphorescent OLEDs.

Graphical abstract: 9,9′-Spirobifluorene and 4-phenyl-9,9′-spirobifluorene: pure hydrocarbon small molecules as hosts for efficient green and blue PhOLEDs
Open Access Paper

Platinum(II) complexes with cyclometallated 5-π-delocalized-donor-1,3-di(2-pyridyl)benzene ligands as efficient phosphors for NIR-OLEDs

PtL2Cl (HL2 = 5-(p-(NPh2)styryl-1,3-di(2-pyridyl)benzene) emerges as an excellent candidate for the preparation of NIR-OLEDs.

Graphical abstract: Platinum(ii) complexes with cyclometallated 5-π-delocalized-donor-1,3-di(2-pyridyl)benzene ligands as efficient phosphors for NIR-OLEDs
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About this collection

This second in a series of JMC C Top Picks web collections highlights some of the best research in organic and inorganic light emitting diodes.

Journal of Materials Chemistry C’s Associate Editor, Professor Malika Jeffries-El (Boston University), invites you to view reviews and original research demonstrating recent advances in the development of high-efficiency organic and inorganic light emitting diodes (OLEDs and LEDs) that feature red, blue, green, white and near-IR emissions.

Discover novel design and synthetic strategies which have yielded organic materials for use as wide band gap hosts and deep blue emitters, and the use of thermally activated delayed fluorescence resulting in significant improvements in the performance of OLEDs. Also find out how novel phosphorescent inorganic materials have enabled a paradigm shift from simple LEDs to advancements in the development of solid-state lighting. 

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