The potential use of polymer light-emitting diodes is ultimately limited by their low quantum efficiency as well as by their poor stability due to oxygen. We report experiments on polymer light-emitting diodes made with poly(9,9′- dioctylfluorene)/gold nanocomposites to solve these drawbacks. Blue polymer light-emitting diodes with enhanced luminescent stability were obtained by incorporating 5-10-nm gold nanoparticles as the quenchers of the triplet states of blue emitting polymer. The nanocomposite light-emitting diodes exhibited an enhanced quantum efficiency due to the roughening of the surface onto which the Al cathode is deposited and to balanced charge injection.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Chemical Engineering(all)
- Materials Chemistry