Time-resolved photoluminescence study on concentration quenching of a red emitting tetraphenylchlorin dye for organic electroluminescent devices

R N Bera, Y Sakakibara, S Abe, K Yase, M Tokumoto

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Abstract

Time-resolved photoluminescence (PL) of a red emitting dye, tetraphenylchlorin (TPC), doped in poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) at various concentrations was studied to clarify the mechanism of concentration quenching often observed in organic electroluminescence devices. At doping concentrations lower than 10(-2) mol/L, PL lifetimes of TPC were relatively constant (similar to 10ns) and equal to that of TPC in dilute solution. At doping concentrations higher than 10-2 mol/L, PL lifetime decreased rapidly with increasing concentration, down to 2 ns at 8 x 10(-2) mol/L. This decrease in PL lifetime was related to the concentration quenching of TPC monomer emission by the increasing number of TPC dimer sites formed at such higher concentrations. Our experimental results of concentration-dependence trapping agree fairly well with the theoretical model of trapping by dimers reported in literature. (c) 2005 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)913
Number of pages5
JournalSynthetic Metals
Volume150
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 20 Apr 2005

Keywords

  • tetraphenylchlorin
  • lifetime of photoluminescence
  • concentration quenching
  • trapping constant
  • dimer
  • electroluminescence materials
  • REDUCED PORPHYRIN COMPOUND
  • HOLE-TRANSPORTING MATERIAL
  • ENERGY-TRANSFER
  • SOLID FILMS
  • DIODES
  • LAYER

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