High-resolution electrohydrodynamic jet printing of small-molecule organic light-emitting diodes.
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Nanoscale, ISSN: 2040-3372, Vol: 7, Issue: 32, Page: 13410-5
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- Materials Science; THIN-FILM TRANSISTORS; CONJUGATED POLYMERS; DISPLAYS; DEPOSITION; NANOSCALE; PATTERNS; DEVICES; DROPS; LAYER
The development of alternative organic light-emitting diode (OLED) fabrication technologies for high-definition and low-cost displays is an important research topic as conventional fine metal mask-assisted vacuum evaporation has reached its limit to reduce pixel sizes and manufacturing costs. Here, we report an electrohydrodynamic jet (e-jet) printing method to fabricate small-molecule OLED pixels with high resolution (pixel width of 5 μm), which significantly exceeds the resolutions of conventional inkjet or commercial OLED display pixels. In addition, we print small-molecule emitting materials which provide a significant advantage in terms of device efficiency and lifetime compared to those with polymers.