Direct 120 V, 60 Hz operation of an organic light emitting device

Jason D. Slinker, Jonathan Rivnay, John A. Defranco, Daniel A. Bernards, Alon A. Gorodetsky, Sara T. Parker, Marshall P. Cox, Richard Rohl, George G. Malliaras*, Samuel Flores-Torres, Háctor D. Abruña

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We report on lighting panels based on ruthenium(II) tris-bipyridine complexes that can be sourced directly from a standard US outlet. With the aid of the ionic liquid 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium, the conductivity of the light emitting layer was enhanced to achieve device operation at a 60 Hz frequency. Lighting panels were prepared using a cascaded architecture of several electroluminescent devices. This architecture sustains high input voltages, provides fault tolerance, and facilitates the fabrication of large area solid-state lighting panels. Scalability of the drive voltage, radiant flux, and external quantum efficiency is demonstrated for panels with up to N=36 devices. Direct outlet operation is achieved for panels with N=16, 24, and 36 devices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number074502
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Issue number7
StatePublished - Apr 2006

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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