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Donor-Acceptor light emitting exciplexes as materials for easily to tailor ultra-efficient OLED lighting

Donor-Acceptor light emitting exciplexes as materials for easily to tailor ultra-efficient OLED lighting

Objective

Artificial lighting is a global and growing industry. New forms of efficient solid state lighting (SSL) in particular are rapidly gaining a market share. New OLED technologies (Organic Light Emitting Diode) can revolutionise this industry as they have done in displays because of their potential flexible structure, infinite tailoring of their properties, efficiency and high colour quality. Industrial forecasts predict that the OLED lighting market will grow from $200 million in 2015 to $1.7 billion by 2020. In order to fully benefit from this huge market potential, Europe`s academia and industry are eager to develop new technologies and recruit highly qualified staff.

The high demand for OLED SSL lighting however will place drastic demands on the use of very expensive and rare iridium. EXCILIGHT aims to explore exciplex emitters and thermally activated delayed fluorescence (TADF) in OLEDs that will enable us to replace Ir complexes whilst retaining ultrahigh efficiency and giving many new possibilities to simplify OLED design, helping to reduce costs and increase yields of production.

Our network will train 15 Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) in the development and application of exciplex and TADF emitters, who can apply their expertise directly in future positions. EXCILIGHT is characterised by an innovative multidisciplinary approach, based on i) a combination of synthesis, physical characterisation and development of devices with the lighting industry, ii) an appropriate balance between research and transferable skills training, and iii) a strong contribution from the private sector, including leading industry and SMEs, through mentoring, courses and secondments.

EXCILIGHT will positively impact the employability of its ESRs in the OLED industry through scientific and industrial training at the local and network level. With this approach we aim to train a new generation of scientists at the same time as integrating this exciting new technology into industry.
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Coordinator

POLITECHNIKA SLASKA

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Ul. Akademicka 2a
44-100 Gliwice

Poland

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 448 274,88

Participants (9)

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UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 372 986,34

KAUNO TECHNOLOGIJOS UNIVERSITETAS

Lithuania

EU Contribution

€ 440 885,52

POLITECHNIKA LODZKA

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 448 274,88

UNIVERSITY OF DURHAM

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 652 854,38

CENTITVC - CENTRO DE NANOTECNOLOGIA E MATERIAIS TECNICOS FUNCIONAIS E INTELIGENTES ASSOCIACAO

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 238 356,36

OSSILA LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 167 009,26

AIXTRON SE

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 249 216,48

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France

EU Contribution

€ 525 751,20

UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 173 589,42

Partners (6)

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ACCELOPMENT AG

CYNORA GMBH

Merck KGaA

Towarzystwo Elektrotechnologiczne Qwerty Sp. z o.o.

UNIVERSIDADE DE AVEIRO

RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 674990

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 September 2015

  • End date

    31 August 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 717 198,72

  • EU contribution

    € 3 717 198,72

Coordinated by:

POLITECHNIKA SLASKA

Poland