Organic light emitting devices have been so very much improved lately that they are being widely applied for displays and lighting. Among many improving technologies, annealing processes in different atmospheres affect greatly their performance, for instance when the active material is the small molecule Alq 3. In particular, a significant increase of the photoluminescence is observed in thin films of this molecule between 150 and 180 °C, before the physical destruction of the films occurs at higher temperatures. This phenomenon is attributed to a phase transition towards a novel morphological aggregation of the molecules in the film, which proved to be a much improved optical material for luminescent applications, and which seems common to other molecules as well. © 2012 G. Baldacchini, P. Chiacchiaretta, R.B. Pode, M.A. Vincenti, and Q.-M. Wang.
|Pages (from-to)||985 - 992|
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Low Temperature Physics|
|Publication status||Published - Aug 2012|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physics and Astronomy(all)