SPIE newsroom: ‘Simultaneous fluorescence and phosphorescence from organic molecules’

When all non-radiative channels of deactivation are effectively shut off, organic molecules turn into dual state emitters, giving rise to biluminescence. Here, only the effective mixing via intersystem crossing (ISC) and reverse ISC determine, which overall emission spectrum the molecules have. In an highlight article for the SPIE newsroom, Caterin Salas Redondo and I summarize what it takes to qualify as an efficient biluminophore.


MRS Fall Symp N: What monday will have for us

I just want to briefly point to the highlights of Mondays sessions. Tomorrow is the day to learn about the newest progress on the understanding and development of high performance emitter molecules. In our morning session, Mark E. Thompson will be talking about their recent results made with Copper-complexes. His talk is followed by the presentation of Stephen R. Forrest discussing engineering pathways towards high intensity luminescence from organic thin films.

After the lunch break, we switch towards the “hottest topic” of OLEDs right now: TADF. We are glad that Chihaya Adachi, pioneer in developing high performance TADF OLED emitters, will present his groups’ latest efforts. His talk is followed by the talk of Marc A. Baldo, where we can expect a deep look into the processes behind TADF. It will be interesting to see, what their pressure and magnetic field dependent studies reveal.

Last but not least, we have the talk of Joseph Shinar, discussing ITO-free, highly efficient OLEDs. And truly, we all want to bend our future phones, where ITO is not the material of choice, triggering intense research efforts to find high performance alternatives.

So please, check the schedule, mark down the talks, and come join us tomorrow for an exciting first conference day.

BTW: At 8 pm, our first poster session, in the case of monday, a joint session with Symp. Y will start. Always a great chance to learn and interact.