The characteristics of an SiNx passivation layer grown by a specially designed inductively coupled plasma chemical vapor deposition (ICP-CVD) system with straight antennas for the top-emitting organic light emitting diodes (TOLEDs) are investigated. Using a high-density plasma on the order of ∼ 1011 electrons/cm3 formed by nine straight antennas connected in parallel, a high-density SiNx passivation layer was deposited on a transparent Mg-Ag cathode at a substrate temperature of 40 °C. Even at a low substrate temperature, single SiNx passivation layer prepared by ICP-CVD showed a low water vapor transmission rate of 5 × 10- 2 g/m2/day and a transparency of ∼ 85% respectively. In addition, current-voltage-luminescence results of the TOLED passivated by the SiNx layer indicated that the electrical and optical properties of the TOLED were not affected by the high-density plasma during the SiNx deposition process.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Thin Solid Films|
|Publication status||Published - 2007 Apr 9|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This work was supported by Korea Research Foundation Grant funded by Korea Government (MOEHRD: Basic Research Promotion Fund) ( KRF-2006-331-D00243).
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Surfaces and Interfaces
- Surfaces, Coatings and Films
- Metals and Alloys
- Materials Chemistry