Over the past three decades, organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) have attracted much attention due to their potential applications in displays and lighting. As promising candidates for lighting applications, OLEDs have several advantages compared with established light sources, such as incandescent bulbs, fluorescent tubes or inorganic LEDs: they are flat area emitters offering pleasant diffuse light perception, wide viewing angles, vivid colors, light and thin luminaires, and the possibility to be made transparent or to be processed on flexible substrates by low cost processing. At present, white OLEDs are capable of achieving a lifetime of more than 200 Khrs, the power efficiency of OLEDs has reached over 100 lm/W, and OLED luminaires are now available for domestic use. However, there is still a long way before we reach the goal of making OLED light sources with great lifetime and efficiency at low cost. In view of this, the potentially large market for OLEDs is driving both the academic and industrial community towards the development of new materials and advanced device manufacturing technologies.
We are inviting authors to contribute original research articles with a focus on OLED materials for lighting.
Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
- Developments of novel red, yellow, green, blue emitter materials (fluorescence, phosphorescence, thermally activated delayed fluorescence) for white OLEDs
- Development of high efficiency single-white polymers for white OLEDs
- Development of transport and matrix materials suitable for white OLEDs
- Emitter orientation
- Interconnect technologies (charge generation layers, interstack-electrodes)
- Substrates and electrodes for flexible devices
- Light outcoupling approaches through novel material design
- Materials for improved OLED stability
- Advanced material modelling for OLEDs
- Low cost OLED material production
- Quantum dot/organic hybrid materials for white OLEDs
Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you have carefully read the Instructions for Authors for Journal of Solid State Lighting. The complete manuscript should be submitted through the Journal of Solid State Lighting submission system. To ensure that you submit to the correct thematic series please select the appropriate section in the drop-down menu upon submission. In addition, indicate within your cover letter that you wish your manuscript to be considered as part of the Thematic Series on OLED Materials for Lighting. All submissions will undergo rigorous peer review and accepted articles will be published within the journal as a collection.
Deadline for submissions:
March 31st, 2016
Lead Guest Editor
Dongge Ma, State Key Laboratory of Polymer Physics and Chemistry, Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, P. R. China
Sebastian Reineke, Institut fuer Angewandte Photophysik, Technische Universitaet Dresden, 01062 Dresden, Germany
Lian Duan, Department of Chemistry, Tsinghua University, PR China
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