Thermal analysis of Tris (8-hydroxyquinoline) aluminum

Moo Whan Shin, Ho Chul Lee, Kye Soo Kim, Sang Hyun Lee, Jong Chul Kim

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In this report, the thermal analysis of Tris (8-hydroxyquinoline) aluminum (Alq3) is presented. The thermal conductivity of Alq3, in a temperature range between 300 and 523 K, was determined by measuring its thermal diffusivity and specific heat. The thermal diffusivity measured by the laser flash method is found to decrease with temperature. The specific heat increases with temperature without any trend of saturation until the highest temperature (573 K) was investigated. The room temperature specific heat of Alq3 is about 1.03 J/g per K and the value at 523 K is about 1.67 J/g per K. A very low thermal conductivity (room temperature) of Alq3, 0.107 W/m per K, was determined. The thermal conductivity is found to increase with temperature within the investigated temperature range. The measured thermal conductivity was applied to the modeling of a heat spreading during a device operation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)244-247
Number of pages4
JournalThin Solid Films
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Mar 1
EventThe Asia-Pacific Symposium on Organic Electroluminescent Materials and Devices - Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 1999 Jun 81999 Jun 11

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The authors (MWS and HCL) wish to acknowledge the financial support from the R&D Management Center for Energy and Resources made in the program year of 1999.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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