Hole-transporting property of a chemically hybridized poly(vinylcarbazole)-fullerene

Jong Hyeok Park, O. Ok Park, Jungahn Kim, Jae Woong Yu, Kyeong Jai Kim, Young Chul Kim

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We synthesized a star copolymer of poly(vinylcarbazole) (PVK) branched from a fullerene (C60) center, and investigated its optical absorption and photoluminescence properties. The chemically hybridized PVK-C60 was then employed as a hole-transporting layer of the electroluminescent device with a poly(9,9′-dihexylfluorene-2,7 -divinylene-m-phenylenevinylene-stat-p-phenylenevinylene) (CPDHFPV) emitting layer. The ITO/PVK-C60/CPDHFPV/LiF/Al device showed a strong electroluminescence quenching due to a direct contact of the PVK-C60 and the CPDHFPV layers. In contrast, when an additional PVK layer was introduced between the two layers, the electroluminescence was largely enhanced. The emitted light power of the ITO/PVK-C60/PVK/CPDHFPV/LiF/Al device was improved by ∼3 times compared with the device without the PVK-C60 layer.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)659-662
Number of pages4
JournalCurrent Applied Physics
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Nov

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Funding Information:
This research was performed by the financial support of “Center for Nanostructured Materials Technology” under “21st Century Frontier R&D Program” of the Ministry of Science and Technology, Korea.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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