Conjugated Polyelectrolytes as Efficient Hole Transport Layers in Perovskite Light-Emitting Diodes.

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ACS nano, ISSN: 1936-086X, Vol: 12, Issue: 6, Page: 5826-5833

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Lee, Bo Ram; Yu, Jae Chul; Park, Jong Hyun; Lee, Seungjin; Mai, Cheng-Kang; Zhao, Baodan; Wong, Matthew S.; Jung, Eui Dae; Nam, Yun Seok; Park, Song Yi; Di Nuzzo, Daniele; Kim, Jin Young; Stranks, Samuel D; Bazan, Guillermo C.; Choi, Hyosung; Song, Myoung Hoon; Friend, Richard H. Show More Hide
American Chemical Society (ACS); AMER CHEMICAL SOC
Materials Science; Engineering; Physics and Astronomy
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Perovskite-based optoelectronic devices have been rapidly developing in the past 5 years. Since the first report, the external quantum efficiency (EQE) of perovskite light-emitting diodes (PeLEDs) has increased rapidly through the control of morphology and structure from 0.1% to more than 11%. Here, we report the use of various conjugated polyelectrolytes (CPEs) as the hole injection layer in PeLEDs. In particular, we find that poly[2,6-(4,4-bis-potassium butanylsulfonate)-4 H-cyclopenta-[2,1- b;3,4- b']-dithiophene)] (PCPDT-K) transfers holes effectively, blocks electron transport from the perovskite to the underlying ITO layer, and reduces luminescence quenching at the perovskite/PCPDT-K interface. Our optimized PeLEDs with PCPDT-K show enhanced EQE by a factor of approximately 4 compared to control PeLEDs with PEDOT:PSS, reaching EQE values of 5.66%, and exhibit improved device stability.