Effect of Pressure and MoO3 Hole Injection Layer on the Current-Voltage Characteristics of Organic Light Emitting Diodes


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We examine the fundamental operation of an Organic Light Emitting Device with emphasis laid on the Hole Transport Layer (HTL) and the optoelectronic properties of the other layers that make up the device. Investigation of the adhesion properties together with surface morphology, electrical and optical characterization of the different layers of the device was carried out. Poly (3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene):poly (styrene sulfonate) (PEDOT: PSS) was used as the conventional HTL material in the first case. This yields the reference device or system under studies. In the second case, PEDOT: PSS was replaced by an inorganic material, molybdenum trioxide (MoO 3 ). The device performance in case two (2) revealed an improvement in performance. A couple of deposition techniques were examined together with the analysis of their effect on the resultant device properties. With the aid of theoretical models, we quantified the results obtained in terms of average pull-off forces and corresponding adhesion energies. The Derjaguin-Muller-Toporov model was utilized to model the adhesion energies between interfaces of adjacent layers of the device. Results that delineate modeling of charge transport across device interfaces are shown including the effects of pressure on the device optoelectronic properties.



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Prof. Wole Soboyejo, Dr. Shola Odusunya, Dr. Zebaze Kana, Dr. Nicolas Anuku, Dr. Karen Malatesta and Dr. Mohammed Dauda




V.C. Anye et al., "Effect of Pressure and MoO3 Hole Injection Layer on the Current-Voltage Characteristics of Organic Light Emitting Diodes", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 1132, pp. 160-165, 2016

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December 2015




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