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Durham University

Centre for Materials Physics

CMP Publications

Latest insights into developments in the thermally-activated delayed fluorescence field by researchers in OEM

(26 April 2018)

In this review paper Paloma Lays dos Santos, Marc Etherington and Andy Monkman describe how thermally-activated delayed fluorescence (TADF) can be tuned and controlled by chemical and conformational means; paving the way to new design principles.

Understanding how to control or enhance the TADF mechanism is crucial for the development of highly efficiency organic light-emitting diodes, which are commonplace in mobile phones and TV screens. 

The above three researchers from the Organic Electroactive Materials (OEM) Group summarise the recent high impact developments regarding the control and tuning of this mechanism, of which a significant proportion have been undertaken in Durham. Combined with theoretical work developed in collaboration with the Penfold Group at Newcastle University the OEM group helping push the boundaries towards more efficient TADF.

Read the review article here.