Organic Display Devices Using Poly (Arylene Vinylene) Conducting Polymers

Mitsuyoshi ONODA  Hiroshi NAKAYAMA  Yutaka OHMORI  Katsumi YOSHINO  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E77-C   No.5   pp.672-678
Publication Date: 1994/05/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Organic Functional Devices)
conducting polymer,  precursor polymer,  optical recording,  polaron excitons,  electroluminescence,  

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Optical recording has been performed successfully by the preirradiation of light upon the precursor of poly (arylene vinylene) conducting polymers such as poly (p-phenylene vinylene) (PPV) and poly (1,4-naphthalene vinylene) (PNV) and subsequent thermal treatment. The effect has been tentatively interpreted in terms of the deterioration of the irradiated area of the precursor polymer in which polymerization is suppressed. Furthermore, an orange electroluminescent (EL) diode utilizing PNV has been demonstrated for the first time and the EL properties of PNV are discussed in comparison with those of EL diode utilizing PPV. The EL emission of these two devices are discussed in terms of radiative recombination of the singlet polaron exciton formed by the injection of electrons and holes, the difference of effective conjugation length and the interchain transfer of polaron excitons.