SBIR Phase I: n-Type Conducting Polymers for All-Plastic Electronic Devices

Period of Performance: 01/01/2003 - 12/31/2003

$100K

Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

TDA Research, Inc.
12345 W. 52nd Ave. Array
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
Principal Investigator

Abstract

This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will develop a new class of n-type conducting polymers and evaluate their electronic and optical properties when they are doped with various reducing agents and used under different environmental conditions. These n-doped conducting polymers will be used as a cathode material to fabricate a prototype of an allplastic organic light emitting diode (OLED). The cathodes of today's OLEDs are made of reactive metals such as calcium or magnesium. These low work function metals are, so far, unmatched in their ability to inject electrons into the device. Unfortunately, these metals quickly