About this Research Topic
Thermally activated delayed fluorescence materials are arguably the most paradigm shifting set of materials in organic semiconductor research to date as they offer a viable alternative to phosphorescent complexes in organic light emitting diodes; with many other potential benefits in other applications such as photocatalysis and bioimaging.
This Research topic will focus on TADF materials design. Most articles published will likely focus on TADF emitters for OLEDs but it is possible that other applications will also be targeted. The goal of this collection is to provide a central venue for researchers with interest in TADF materials design to become aware of recent advances in the field. We accept original research articles, perspectives and reviews.
Challenges that remain in the field include:
• the development of high-efficiency deep blue TADF OLEDs;
• the development of high-efficiency deep red and NIR TADF OLEDs;
• improving device lifetime;
• improving white light emission devices.
• an expansion of the use of TADF compounds in other applications such as photocatalysis, imaging and sensing would be most welcome.
Keywords: Thermally actived delayed fluorescence (TADF), organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs), electroluminescence, donor-acceptor, emission
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