Idemitsu Kosan developed the world's most efficient fluorescent blue OLED emitter system

Idemitsu Kosan announced that it has developed the world's most efficient blue fluorescence OLED emitter system. Idemitsu's new system achieves an EQE of 14% (at current density of 10 mA/cm2), a lifetime of over 400 hours (LT95 @ 50 mA/cm2) and a color point of (0.14,0.08).

The new material system uses a tandem structure of two blue OLED emitter layers. Idemitsu says that by separating the region that causes charge recombination and utilizing TTF (Triplet-Triplet Fusion) it managed to achieve the high light output.

LG Display demonstrates a prototype WOLED display with a microlens MLA array

As we reported last week, LG Display is developing OLED TV panels that utilize a microlens array to increase the light output. LGD unveiled its first prototype display at SID Displayweek 2022.

LGD is showing a 77" 8K panel that features what the company refers to as Meta-lit Lens Array, or MLA technology. The MLA layer increases light output by more than 20%, and the panel achieves a brightness of 2,000 nits. LGD says that the viewing angles is also increased using the MLA technology.

KIST researchers develop a non-destructive method to inspect OLED emitters using terahertz waves

Researchers from the Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) suggest a new method to inspect OLED emitter materials, using terahertz wave spectroscopy.

OLED inspection with teraherz waves (KIST)

The researchers say that this method can be used to analyze the transmission characteristics of the OLEDs, without any damage to the materials. This is unlike current fluorescence test methods that harm the OLEDs because of the ultraviolet rays which changes the characteristics.

OTI Lumionics and Dai Nippon Printing collaborate on better EVM masks for OTI's material deposition

Canada-based OTI Lumionics started shipping its 2nd-gen ConducTorr Cathode Patterning Materials (CPM) by the end of 2020 to customers, which are used to create OLED displays with under-the-display camera and face unlock technologies.

OTI Lumionics materals and transparent display

OTI Lumionics now announced that it signed an agreement with EVM OLED mask maker Dai Nippon Printing. Dai Nippon will optimize its EVM masks for the deposition of OTI's CPM materials.

LG Display could adopt a microLens array in its OLED TV panels to boost brightness and efficiency

Reports from Korea suggest that LG Display is looking into adopting a microLens array in its large OLED TV panel architecture. The microlens layer could boost brightness by up to 20%, which will also increase efficiency (if brightness is kept as before).

OLED micro-lens array (Michigan)

MicroLens array structure, University of Michigan

According to the report, the project is at an advanced stage, and panels with the microLens array could be introduced by the end of this year. LGD will apply the technology to its OLED.EX panels, so brightness could reach up to 1,200 nits. LGD considers this technology as it faces competition in large-area OLED production, from Samsung's QD-OLED panels, for the first time.

KAIST researchers develop a white OLED device on a fabric substrate

Researchers from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) developed a white OLED device that can be deposited on thin fabrics. The researchers say that this is the world's first such device, as previous white OLEDs, made using a tandem structure, could not be bent on fibers.

For the new device, the researchers developed a single white light-emitting layer. The brightness of the device is up to 700 nits, with an efficiency of 10 candelas per ampere.

Simbeyond secures investment to revolutionize the R&D workflows

Simbeyond provides unprecedented software tools for the development of high-tech (nanotechnology-based) devices that replace a large part of the costly and time-consuming experimental R&D efforts with computer simulations. In other words, creating digital twins of physical prototypes.

Simbeyond Bumblebee simulation software image

The unique approach that Simbeyond provides allows customers to analyze, predict and improve device performance which benefits both device manufacturers looking to optimize OLED stacks and material manufacturers looking to screen new materials. The intuitive web interface of the Bumblebee software allows you to quickly prepare and specify your virtual experiment and start dozens of device or material simulations from your laptop using a cloud-based environment.

On SEL's ExTET OLED device architecture

In 2016, Researchers from Japan's Semiconductor Energy Laboratory (SEL) announced a new OLED device architecture, called ExTET ('exciplex–triplet energy transfer'), that can increase the performance of OLED devices. The technology was applied for a patent in 2011.

Conventional Vs. EXTeT OLED mechanisms (SEL)

The ExTET technology, which is a modification of the host material and the EML layer in phosphorescent OLED devices, have since been introduced to commercial AMOLED panels, increasing the efficiency and lifetime of the materials, while also lowering the drive voltage.

Notion Systems installs an inkjet printing system at ITRI for OLED and QLED R&D

Notion Systems, a leading solution provider for industrial inkjet systems, announced that it had successfully installed an n.jet display system at Taiwan's Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI). The n.jet display system was developed in collaboration with MBRAUN/Germany and includes a fully integrated inert glove box solution that combines compact design with minimized nitrogen consumption.

Notion Systems n.jet display system photo

ITRI is now using the new n.jet display system to research and develop novel OLED and QLED technologies. ITRI has developed many OLED technologies over the years, and it is now looking to replace vapor deposition and vacuum coating with inkjet printing which could reduce the number of steps, increase material utilization and increase display quality.

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