Fabrication of substrate-free double-side emitting flexible device based on silver nanowire-polymer composite electrode

Sungwoo Jun, Byeong Kwon Ju, Jong Woong Kim

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Abstract

Flexible light emitting diodes are a promising component for future electronic devices, but require a simple structure and fast fabrication method. Organic light emitting diodes are a viable option as they are lightweight, thin, and flexible. However, they currently have costly fabrication procedures, complicated structures, and are sensitive to water and oxygen, which hinder widespread application. Here, we present a novel approach to fabricate flexible light emitting devices by employing Ag nanowire/polymer composite electrodes and ZnS phosphor particles. The composite electrode was fabricated using inverted layer processing, and used as both a bottom electrode and a dielectric layer. The high mechanical stability of the composite allowed the device to be free standing and mechanically flexible, eliminating the need for any additional support. Using Ag nanowires in both the top and bottom electrodes made a double-sided light emitting device that could be applied to wearable lightings or flexible digital signages.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6-10
Number of pages5
JournalCurrent Applied Physics
Volume17
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jan 1

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Keywords

  • Alternating current electroluminescence
  • Composite
  • Flexible lighting
  • Silver nanowire
  • Transparent electrode

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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Fabrication of substrate-free double-side emitting flexible device based on silver nanowire-polymer composite electrode. / Jun, Sungwoo; Ju, Byeong Kwon; Kim, Jong Woong.

In: Current Applied Physics, Vol. 17, No. 1, 01.01.2017, p. 6-10.

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