OLED Fundamentals: Materials, Devices, and Processing of Organic Light-Emitting Diodes, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

OLED Fundamentals

Materials, Devices, and Processing of Organic Light-Emitting Diodes, 1st Edition

Edited by Daniel J. Gaspar, Evgueni Polikarpov

CRC Press

456 pages

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A Comprehensive Source for Taking on the Next Stage of OLED R&D

OLED Fundamentals: Materials, Devices, and Processing of Organic Light-Emitting Diodes brings together key topics across the field of organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs), from fundamental chemistry and physics to practical materials science and engineering aspects to design and manufacturing factors. Experts from top academic institutions, industry, and national laboratories provide thorough, up-to-date coverage on the most useful materials, devices, and design and fabrication methods for high-efficiency lighting.

The first part of the book covers all the construction materials of OLED devices, from substrate to encapsulation. For the first time in book form, the second part addresses challenges in devices and processing, including architectures and methods for new OLED lighting and display technologies.

The book is suitable for a broad audience, including materials scientists, device physicists, synthetic chemists, and electrical engineers. It can also serve as an introduction for graduate students interested in applied aspects of photophysics and electrochemistry in organic thin films.


"True to its title, the book carefully treats the fundamentals of OLED operation, but it covers practical methods as well. … One special feature of this publication is the delineation of device and processing challenges, including designing OLEDs for lighting applications. The book indicates the need for more work in this respect. Those interested in taking up the challenge will be well-equipped for that task if they read this book."

Optics & Photonics News, September 2015

"… a timely contribution by a distinguished group of authors … A must-read for anyone interested in getting up to date on general OLED technology, and also an excellent introduction to the future of the industry."

—Christopher T. Brown, PhD, Vice President, Process Engineering, Kateeva, Inc.

Table of Contents

Introduction Evgueni Polikarpov and Daniel J. Gaspar


Substrates Abhinav Bhandari and Daniel J. Gaspar

OLED Encapsulation Lorenza Moro, Damien Boesch, and Xianghui Zeng

Transparent Electrodes for OLED Devices Roman Korotkov and Gary S. Silverman

Charge-Injection Layers Mark T. Greiner and Zheng-Hong Lu

Small Molecule Fundamentals Xin Xu and Michael S. Weaver

Electron Transport Materials Hisahiro Sasabe and Junji Kido

Hole Transport Materials Evgueni Polikarpov

Conductivity Doping Falk Loeser, Max Tietze, Björn Lüssem, and Jan Blochwitz-Nimoth

Development of Host Materials for High-Efficiency Organic Light-Emitting Devices Asanga B. Padmaperuma

Phosphorescent Emitters Valentina A. Krylova and Mark E. Thompson

Devices and Processing

Microcavity Effects and Light Extraction Enhancement Min-Hao Michael Lu

Device Degradation Denis Y. Kondakov

Vapor Deposition Methods and Technologies: Research to Manufacturing David W. Gotthold

Solution Deposition Methods and Technologies: Research to Manufacturing Vsevolod V. Rostovtsev and Curtis R. Fincher

Design Considerations for OLED Lighting Yuan-Sheng Tyan

Materials, Processing, and Applications Daniel J. Gaspar

Index of Materials

Subject Index

About the Editors

Daniel J. Gaspar is the technical group manager of the Applied Materials Group at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. His group concentrates on the discovery and application of new materials for energy applications. His research interests also include nanoscale materials characterization. He earned a PhD in physical chemistry from the University of Chicago.

Evgueni Polikarpov is a staff scientist in the Applied Materials Group at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. His research interests include materials for photovoltaics and organic light-emitting devices. He earned a PhD in chemistry from the University of Southern California.

Subject Categories

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TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / General