Temperature dependence of the driving properties for a green thermally activated delayed fluorescence device with a mixed host

Sang Min Lee, Byeong Kwon Ju, Chan Jae Lee

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The temperature dependence of organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) with green thermally activated delayed fluorescence (TADF) was investigated in this study. The temperature-dependent driving properties of an OLED device based on TADF were analyzed and its transient electroluminescence characteristics at various temperatures were investigated. TADF materials feature an additional mechanism called reverse intersystem crossing (RISC) that is forbidden in conventional fluorescence. The ratio of RISC is known to be proportional to temperature. We found that the luminance of the device with a TADF material was dependent on the temperature when under fixed voltage but not when under a fixed current density. In addition, the spectrum, luminance, and power efficiency were slightly shifted as the temperature was varied from −20 °C to 50 °C. Moreover, with increasing temperature and the use of a mixed host, the rising- and decay-time properties were improved. Lastly, the dependence of device performance on the host ratio was analyzed. The results revealed that temperature dependence of rising time was due to influence of increase in both mobility and ratio of RISC, while that of decay time was mainly attributed to ratio of RISC.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)166-170
Number of pages5
JournalThin Solid Films
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Aug 30



  • Mixed host
  • Organic light emitting diode
  • Temperature
  • Thermally activated delayed fluorescence
  • Transient electroluminescence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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