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Method of fabricating an optoelectronic device having a bulk heterojunction

United States Patent

7,435,617
October 14, 2008
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A method of fabricating an optoelectronic device comprises: depositing a first layer having protrusions over a first electrode, in which the first layer comprises a first organic small molecule material; depositing a second layer on the first layer such that the second layer is in physical contact with the first layer; in which the smallest lateral dimension of the protrusions are between 1 to 5 times the exciton diffusion length of the first organic small molecule material; and depositing a second electrode over the second layer to form the optoelectronic device. A method of fabricating an organic optoelectronic device having a bulk heterojunction is also provided and comprises: depositing a first layer with protrusions over an electrode by organic vapor phase deposition; depositing a second layer on the first layer where the interface of the first and second layers forms a bulk heterojunction; and depositing another electrode over the second layer.
Shtein; Max (Ann Arbor, MI), Yang; Fan (Princeton, NJ), Forrest; Stephen R. (Princeton, NJ)
The Trustees of Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)
10/ 999,716
November 30, 2004
UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT RIGHTS This invention was made with U.S. Government support under Contract No. FA9550-04-1-0120 awarded by the U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research and Contract No. ACQ-1-30619-05 (Prime DE-AC36-99G010337) awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy, National Renewable Energy Laboratory. The government has certain rights in this invention. RESEARCH AGREEMENTS The claimed invention was made by, on behalf of, and/or in connection with one or more of the following parties to a joint university-corporation research agreement: Princeton University, The University of Southern California and Universal Display Corporation. The agreement was in effect on and before the date the claimed invention was made, and the claimed invention was made as a result of activities undertaken within the scope of the agreement.