STTR Phase I: Robust Organic Light-Emitting Diodes (OLED) Displays using Self-Assembled MonoLayers

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$97,620.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
0539802
Agency Tracking Number:
0539802
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Add-vision
1500 Green Hill Road, Scotts Valley, CA, 95066
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Jian Chen
Mr
(831) 438-8192
jianpc@add-vision.com
Business Contact:
Robert Roeloffs
(831) 438-8192
robertr@add-vision.com
Research Institution:
Univ of CA Sana Cruz
Sue A Carter
1220 Lost Acre Drive
Felton, CA, 95018
(831) 459-3657
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
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.

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