Tyagi, Priyanka and Dalai, Manas Kumar and Suman, C. K. and Tuli, Suneet and Srivastava, Ritu (2013) Study of 2,3,5,6-tetrafluoro-7,7 ',8,8 '-tetracyano quinodimethane diffusion in organic light emitting diodes using secondary ion mass spectroscopy. RSC Advances , 3. pp. 24553-24559. ISSN 2046-2069

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In this work, 2,3,5,6-tetrafluoro-7,7',8,8'- tetracyano quinodimethane (F-4-TCNQ) diffusion has been studied using secondary ion mass spectroscopy (SIMS). SIMS depth profiling has been performed in dual beam mode, in which, a low energy oxygen beam has been used for etching and a high energy Bi-1(+) ion beam has been used for analysis. F-4-TCNQ has been identified by the distinguishable presence of fluorine in organic layers. For this study, organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs) were fabricated with F-4-TCNQ as a hole injection layer with 1, 2.5 and 5.5 nm thicknesses. The diffusion length and depth were measured to be 13, 19, 19.1 nm and 27, 28, 29 nm for 1, 2.5, 5.5 nm thicknesses of F-4-TCNQ, respectively. The diffusion of F-4-TCNQ into the hole transport layer leads to the ionization of F-4-TCNQ molecules and p-type doping of the hole transport material. The effect of the electric field on the diffusion was also studied by performing the depth profiling on electric field applied OLEDs and it was observed that the application of the electric field has increased both the diffusion length and depth of F-4-TCNQ. This effect was found to be more pronounced for the OLED with 1 nm thickness of F-4-TCNQ in comparison to the OLEDs with 2.5 and 5.5 nm thicknesses of F-4-TCNQ. The field affected diffusion length and depth were found to be 14.5, 19.5, 19.6 and 35, 28.6, 29.6 nm for OLEDs with 1, 2.5, 5.5 nm thicknesses of F-4-TCNQ hole injection layer. The decrease in the field effect has been ascribed as being due to the increase in the cluster density and size. Further, the effect of F-4-TCNQ diffusion on OLEDs has been studied by capturing the optical images at different instances of time. OLEDs with 1 nm F-4-TCNQ layer were found to be the most unstable. This effect has been ascribed as being due to diffusion of F-4-TCNQ into the emissive layer which leads to the dissociation of excitons formed inside the emissive layer.

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