We report on an efficient wide-band-gap host material for blue electrophosphorescence devices, namely, 1,2-trans-di-9-carbazolylcyclobutane (DCz). Photophysical studies show that lower-energy excimer formation between the carbazole units can be efficiently suppressed in a DCz film, thus maintaining its high triplet-state energy and inducing an exothermic energy transfer from DCz to iridium(III)bis[(4,6-difluorophenyl)-pyridinato- N, C2′] picolinate (FIrpic). Electrophosphorescent devices comprising a FIrpic:DCz emitting layer exhibit a superior performance with a maximum external quantum efficiency of 9.8%, a maximum luminance efficiency of 21.5 cdA, and a maximum power efficiency of 15.0 lmW at 0.01 mA cm2.
|Journal||Applied Physics Letters|
|Publication status||Published - 2007|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This work was partly supported by the Korea Science and Engineering Foundation (KOSEF) through the National Research Laboratory Program funded by the Ministry of Science and Technology (No. 2006-03246), and by Dongwoo FineChem Co.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)