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Using the smart matrix approach to enhance TADF-OLED efficiency and lifetime

Objective

The European Training Network TADFlife will train a cohort of young PhD scientists within a multidisciplinary research program conceived from a simple industrial need, high performance blue OLEDs which also have long lifetime. This is not an easy problem to solve, as although OLEDs are now ubiquitous in phone and TV displays, the blue pixels still operate far below the performance and efficiency of the red and green to achieve acceptable lifetime. TADFlife will follow a new approach to solve this problem using the latest generation of OLED materials, thermally activated delayed fluorescent (TADF) emitters. Through a device simulation development program, which incorporates a high degree of basic photophysics input, predictive models of TADFOLED performance and lifetime will be built and used to design new TADF emitters and hosts which overcome the degradation pathways identified from the model predictions. These new materials will then be synthesised. By introducing the concept of the smart matrix, the complex guest host interactions of TADF materials will be included and used to optimise emitter orientation to maximise light out-coupling from devices. Quantum chemistry will use the photophysics results to direct new materials design in tandem with the model predictions. Taking this dual approach, we believe will lead to solutions so far unobtainable for OLEDs. This highly interlinked program gives a fantastic opportunity for the brightest young chemists, spectroscopists, theoreticians and device physicists to work together, learn complimentary skills that will be in high demand from European OLED industries. Leading experts will give courses on core scientific skills along with soft skills and international secondments will be offered, all to properly prepare them for their future careers. They will be part of a network answering a real industrial need and help to secure the future of our European OLED industries in the global OLED materials arena.

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2018
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITAT BAYREUTH
Address
Universitatsstrasse 30
95447 Bayreuth
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 758 365,20

Participants (9)

THE UNIVERSITY COURT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ST ANDREWS
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 303 172,56
Address
North Street 66 College Gate
KY16 9AJ St Andrews
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PARMA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 522 999,36
Address
Via Universita 12
43100 Parma
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAET AUGSBURG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 505 576,80
Address
Universitaetsstrasse 2
86159 Augsburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS OF NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCE OF UKRAINE
Ukraine
EU contribution
€ 221 945,76
Address
Prospect Nauky 46
03680 Kyiv
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITY OF DURHAM
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 606 345,12
Address
Stockton Road The Palatine Centre
DH1 3LE Durham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
VILNIAUS UNIVERSITETAS
Lithuania
EU contribution
€ 223 947
Address
Universiteto G. 3
01513 Vilnius
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MERCK KOMMANDITGESELLSCHAFT AUF AKTIEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 252 788,40
Address
Frankfurter Strasse 250
64293 Darmstadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SIMBEYOND BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 265 619,88
Address
Het Eeuwsel 57
5612 AS Eindhoven
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FLUXIM AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 281 276,64
Address
Dorfstrasse 7
8835 Feusisberg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

Partners (11)

KOKURITSU DAIGAKU HOJIN KYOTO DAIGAKU
Japan
Address
Yoshida Honmachi 36-1 Sakyo Ku
606 8501 Kyoto
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN
Netherlands
Address
Groene Loper 3
5612 AE Eindhoven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INDIAN INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE
India
Address
Cross Malleshwaram 18
560012 Bangalore
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
United States
Address
Beardshear Hall 1750
IA50011 Ames
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
United States
Address
North Avenue Carnegie Building
30332 0325 Atlanta
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
United States
Address
3551 Trousdale Pkwy Adm 352
90089 5013 Los Angeles Ca
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SEOUL NATIONAL UNIVERSITY
South Korea
Address
Sillim-dong, Gwanak-gu San 56-1
151742 Seoul
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION KYUSHU UNIVERSITY
Japan
Address
744 Motooka, Nishi-ku
819 0395 Fukuoka
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Schrödinger, LLC
United States
Address
10201 Wateridge Circle -Suite 220
92121 San Diego, California
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LIGHT CONVERSION, UAB
Lithuania
Address
Keramiku G. 2B
10223 Vilnius
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BAYERISCHE FORSCHUNGSALLIANZ BAVARIAN RESEARCH ALLIANCE GMBH
Germany
Address
Prinzregentenstrasse 52
80538 Munchen
Activity type
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