Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals, Vol.444, 87-94, 2006
Preparation of micropatterned organic light emitting diodes by self-organization
A dewetting process of an evaporating solution is used to form micrometer-sized amorphous droplets, or domes, of the low molar mass solute on substrates such as silicon, mica, glass, and indium-tin-oxide. Using dewetting, the organic hole transporting material of organic light emitting diodes was patterened into micrometer-sized domes on an indium-tin-oxide electrode. Annealing led to a structural change of the domes, which was investigated by optical and electron microscopes. The dewetted dome samples were then coated with electron transport material and top electrode to give functioning organic light emitting diodes devices.