Technical / Research

Expediting innovation timelines for display materials R&D: Join Schrödinger’s live webinar on August 7th

August 7th, 2024 10:00 AM PT / 1:00 PM ET / 6:00 PM BST / 7:00 PM CEST

The rapid evolution of display technology requires the use of cutting-edge research methods to maintain progress. Industry innovators such as Panasonic, Samyang, and Samsung are adopting Schrödinger’s digital chemistry platform to drive innovation in their organic electronics R&D.

This webinar, “Leveraging atomistic simulation, machine learning, and cloud-based collaborative ideation for display materials discovery” will explore the union of physics-based simulations, machine learning (ML), and cloud-native collaboration and informatics tools in revolutionizing R&D innovation for display materials.

Read the full story Posted: Jul 15,2024

Researchers find a new organic molecule with extremely fast phosphorescence, possibly enabling high efficiency OLED emission

Researchers from Osaka University have found that thienyl diketone, a new organic molecule, shows high-efficiency phosphorescence, and one that is more than ten times faster than traditional organic phosphorescence materials. Such a material could hold promise for highly-efficient phosphorescence emission without the use of heavy metals. 

The researchers explain that phosphorescence occurs when a molecule transitions from a high-energy state to a low-energy state, and it often competes with non-radiative processes (i.e. heat generation instead of light). This competition with the non-radiative process leads to slow phosphorescence and lower efficiency. This is solved by adding heavy metal into the emitter - but this new breakthrough achieves fast emission without the heavy metal.

Read the full story Posted: Jul 06,2024

OTI Lumionics and Nord Quantique to collaborate on OLED material discovery using quantum simulations

Canada-based OLED material developer OTI Lumionics announced a strategic partnership with Nord Quantique,  a quantum computing company. The two companies will work on electronic structure calculations, vibronic spectra and ab initio molecular dynamics (AIMD) using quantum simulations. The objective of this testing is to identify improved efficiencies for the development of advanced materials.

OTI and Nord Quantique will look at several applications - including semiconductors, pharmaceuticals and specialty chemicals - and also displays. Specially for the OLED industry, the methods developed during the project will be used to simulate optical and some thermal thin film properties, with an initial focus on emitters and OLED stack materials.

Read the full story Posted: Jun 12,2024

Researchers develop a stretchable OLED design that utilizes hidden pixels to enable high quality images even after deformation

Researchers from Korea's KAIST, ETRI, and Dong-A University propose a new stretchable OLED display architecture, based on a 3D form that includes hidden sections that act both as active emitting areas and interconnectors. The idea is that as the OLED display is stretched, these areas pop into place and add to the emitting area of the OLED. The areas are basically hidden pixels that are only used when the display stretches.

To create this OLED device, the researchers attached ultrathin OLED films to a 3D rigid island array structure through quadaxial stretching, enabling precise, deformation-free alignment. The researchers explain that a portion of the ultrathin OLED is concealed by letting it ‘fold in’ between the adjacent islands in the initial, non-stretched condition and gradually surfaces to the top upon stretching. 

Read the full story Posted: Jun 05,2024

Researchers develop the longest lasting deep-blue CMA TADF OLED emitters

Researchers from the University of Manchester, University of Cambridge and University of Eastern Finland, led by Dr. Alexander Romanov have developed a new deep-blue Carbene-Metal-Amide (CMA) OLED emitter material with promising operating lifetime.

The emitter is based on a a new CMA complex with a rigid amide donor, benzoguanidine. The researcher say that the new design unlocks bright charge-transfer deep-blue emission with 100% photoluminescence quantum yields. The excited state lifetimes of the new CMA complexes are among the lowest reported to date among all TADF emitters
(down to 213 ns), resulting in remarkably fast radiative rates of up to 4.7 × 10 6 s−1

Read the full story Posted: Jun 03,2024

Reesearchers develop a highly-accurate AI model to predict the performance of blue OLED emitters

Researchers from Chung-Ang University developed a new AI model to predict the characteristics of blue OLED devices. The new model is highly accurate - and achieved a prediction accuracy of 99.2% for the triplet fusion rate constant and 99.9% for the triplet emission rate.

To develop this model, the researchers first developed modeling that improved the calculation accuracy of the triplet emission ratio, one of the key properties of blue light emitting materials. Based on this modeling, an AI model was created to predict the triplet emission ratio and fusion rate constant by generating a transient EL extinction curve.

Read the full story Posted: May 22,2024

Researchers develop novel deep blue OLED emitters based on a 5Cz-BO molecule

Researchers from the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), in collaboration with scientists from the University of Cambridge and Beijing Information Science and Technology University developed a novel blue OLED emitter design, based on 5Cz-BO molecules, that offers highly efficient emission with a narrow emission spectrum.

The new OLED emitters incorporate multiple carbazole donor groups into the multiple resonance (MR) type electron acceptor units. This design offers narrow-band short-range charge transfer excited states and it also reduced the energy level difference between the molecule’s singlet and triplet states.

Read the full story Posted: May 19,2024

LG Display developed a 10,000 nits OLED microdisplay

LG Display developed a new OLED microdisplay (OLEDoS) that achieves a brightness of 10,000 nits. This development is presented at SID DisplayWeek 2024. 

To achieve this high brightness, LG Display's research team used newly-developed high performance OLED materials, and also used a micro lens array (MLA) to expand the light output from the device. 

Read the full story Posted: May 14,2024

Two research groups show that it is possible to produce a high-performance pure blue MR-TADF OLED emitter without the need for an assistant dopant

Researchers from the Universities of St Andrews, Kyoto and Kyushu have coincidentally developed state-of-the-art multi-resonant TADF (MR-TADF) OLED emitters, based on a helical boron-nitrogen-oxygen doped nanographene design.

In these multiple studies, the researchers have shown that it is possible to obtain deep blue, narrowband emission, very fast reverse intersystem crossing rates constants, and high-efficiency vacuum-deposited OLEDs.

Read the full story Posted: May 03,2024

Researchers at the Fraunhofer IPMS develop semi-transparent OLED microdisplays

Researchers from the Fraunhofer IPMS have developed a semi-transparent high resolution OLED microdisplay, that is significantly lighter than conventional combiner-based optical see-through near-to-eye systems. The specification of the display was not disclosed, but one can see it's a monochrome yellow panel.

The Fraunhofer researchers developed a new semi-transparent OLED-on-silicon microdisplay technology, which enabled the new display. The technology is based on modern and advanced silicon CMOS processes, applied to silicon-on-insulator (SOI) wafers. The new wafer technology can be used to implement very thin circuitry layers. With the help of a specific IC design and an appropriate transfer-to-glass process flow, the transparent OLEDs were enabled.

Read the full story Posted: Apr 25,2024