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STTR Phase I: Robust Organic Light-Emitting Diodes (OLED) Displays using…

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National Science Foundation
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2006 / STTR
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Small Business Information
Add-vision, Inc.
1600 Green Hills Road Suite 100 Scotts Valley, CA 95066
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: Yes
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: STTR Phase I: Robust Organic Light-Emitting Diodes (OLED) Displays using Self-Assembled MonoLayers
Agency: NSF
Contract: 0539802
Award Amount: $97,620.00


The Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I project will demonstrate the feasibility of using self-assembled mono-layers to dramatically improve the cost performance of OLED displays. The OLED industry is interested in p-i-n structured OLEDs because they can be fully printed in open-air conditions on flexible barrier substrates through the use of air-stable printable electrodes; however, these displays suffer from slow switching speeds and shortened lifetimes. The intellectual merit of this proposal is focused on stabilizing the p-i-n junction architecture for OLED devices using self-assembled mono-layers (SAM). This effort will focus on developing the materials and processes for depositing the SAM layer that specifically overcomes the weaknesses of current p-i-n displays caused by the mobility of the dopants responsible for the p and n-type doping, and to dramatically improve the efficiency, lifetime, switching speed, and printability of LEP devices onto flexible substrates. The broader impact of this proposal will be the creation of a significant technology and print-based manufacturing platform that will accelerate the use of OLED displays and photovoltaics in the low cost, large-area optoelectronic markets. Such technology is expected to provide low cost, flexible displays and could have a direct impact on other printable electronics, such as organic transistors and memory, where low cost manufacturing of high efficiency devices are paramount for commercial success.

Principal Investigator:

Jian P. Chen

Business Contact:

Robert Roeloffs
Small Business Information at Submission:

1500 Green Hill Road Scotts Valley, CA 95066

Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Univ of CA Sana Cruz
1220 Lost Acre Drive
Felton, CA 95018
Contact: Sue A. Carter
Contact Phone: (831) 459-3657
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university