Technical / Research

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 processe, 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 transfe-to-glass process flow, the transparent OLEDs were enabled.

Read the full story Posted: Apr 25,2024

Join us next week for a 2-day OLED innovations virtual event, as part of MicroLED-Connect!

MicroLED Connect, our hybrid event series focusing on the microLED industry, will be hosting a two-day virtual event focused on the OLED innovations, technologies, manufacturing, markets and more. The online event will take place next week, on April 10-11, and will be an excellent opportunity to learn the latest OLED updates and connect with industry professionals on our excellent online event platform.

Today we have published the agenda for this event, with 20 exciting talks by leading OLED developers, supply chain companies and top-edge researchers. This will be an excellent opportunity to learn and connect with the OLED industry. You can register for the event here, with a yearly pass to MicroLED-Connect (with an option to also include entry into our September on-site event in Eindhoven, The Netherlands). Our members also gain access to past event recordings.

Read the full story Posted: Apr 02,2024

Researchers explain TADF efficiency roll off, to assist material developers in optimizing TADF emitters

Researchers from the University of St. Andrews in the UK, led by Professor Ifor Samuel and Professor Eli Zysman-Colman, identified the key processes controlling the efficiency of TADF OLED emitters under high brightness. This could assist material develops on their quest to design materials that maintain high efficiency at high brightness.

The researchers explain that OLEDs have lower efficiency at higher brightness, and in many TADF materials, the efficiency roll-off is severe, so that the high efficiencies achieved at very low brightness are not maintained at higher brightnesses needed for displays or lighting applications. For the first time, the researcher identified the key processes controlling the triplet population, and propose a figure of merit for efficiency roll-off.  

Read the full story Posted: Mar 30,2024

Xiaomi and Lumilan jointly launch an OLED materials R&D project

Xiaomi announced a strategic partnership with Lumilan, an OLED materials developer. Lumilan, with support from Xiaomi, built a new R&D lab in Ningbo, China, to develop new materials targeting smartphone display applications.

Xiaomi aims to get early access (or perhaps exclusive access) to novel OLED material to enhance its competitiveness. It is likely that the two companies aim to develop new OLED stack materials and perhaps new OLED emitters (Lumilan already develops TADF emitters).

Read the full story Posted: Mar 29,2024

OLEDWorks awarded a $8.6 million US Army project to develop high-performance OLED microdisplays

OLED lighting developer OLEDWorks announced that it has been awarded a $8.6 million US army project to develop high-performance OLED microdisplays for consumer and defense applications. The display is targeted specifically towards head-mounted display applications in the AR and VR markets.

OLEDWorks says that its microdisplay platform offers high brightness, full color, and excellent lifetime. The company says that it is developing three OLED microdisplay products. The company's displays are based on OLEDWorks' proprietary multi-stack (3, 4, and 5-stacks) OLED technology to OLED microdisplays.

Read the full story Posted: Mar 19,2024

UK researchers develop promising new hyperfluorescence blue OLED materials

Researchers from the UK's Northumbria, Cambridge, Imperial and Loughborough universities developed a new Hyperfluorescence OLED emitter system based on a new molecular design, which is highly efficient and simple to produce.

The researchers explain, that in Hyperfluorescence  systems, the elimination of the Dexter transfer to terminal emitter triplet states is the key towards OLED efficiency and stability. Current devices rely on high-gap matrices to prevent Dexter transfer, which unfortunately leads to overly complex devices from a fabrication standpoint. The researchers developed a novel molecular design in which ultranarrowband blue emitters are covalently encapsulated by insulating alkylene straps. 

Read the full story Posted: Mar 17,2024