Study of intrinsic white light emission and its components from ZnO-nanorods/p-polymer hybrid junctions grown on glass substrates
2011 (English)In: Journal of Materials Science, ISSN 0022-2461, E-ISSN 1573-4803, Vol. 46, no 23, 7437-7442 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
We report white-light luminescence from ZnO-organic hybrid light emitting diodes grown on glass substrate by low temperature aqueous chemical growth. The configuration used for the hybrid white light emitting diodes (HWLEDs) consists of two-layers of polymers (PEDOT:PSS/PFO) on glass with top ZnO nanorods. Electroluminescence spectra of the HWLEDs demonstrate the combination of emission bands arising from the radiative recombination in polymer and ZnO nanorods. In order to distinguish emission bands we used a Gaussian function to simulate the experimental data. The emitted white light was found to be the superposition of a blue line at 454 nm, a green emission at 540 nm, orange line at 617 nm, and finally a red emission at 680 nm. The transitions causing these emissions are identified and discussed in terms of the energy band diagram of the hybrid junction. Color coordinates measurement of the WLED reveals that the emitted light has a white impression with 70 color rendering index and correlated color temperature 5500 K. Comparison between ITO and aluminum top contacts and its influence on the emitted intensity is also discussed.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer Verlag (Germany) , 2011. Vol. 46, no 23, 7437-7442 p.
National CategoryEngineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-71543DOI: 10.1007/s10853-011-5708-0ISI: 000295179700011OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-71543DiVA: diva2:450541