Synthesis of New Conjugated Polymers for High Performance Optoelectronic Applications

Period of Performance: 03/23/1998 - 09/22/1998

$65K

Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

FED Corp.
1580 Route 52
Hopewell Junction, NY 12533
Principal Investigator

Abstract

FED Corporation proposes to design and chemically synthesize a novel type of conjugated polymer for optoelectronic applications, including organic light emitting diodes (OLED), photovoltaics, and thin film solid state lasers. This new organic material is expected to outperform the current state-of-the-art organic optoelectronic materials by virtue of its unique molecular structure featuring a double chain design. This work is specifically undertaken to develop a highly robust, thermally and electronically stable organic material required to construct electrically pumped thin film solid state lasers and high brightness organic light emitting diode (OLED) displays. In this Phase 1 project we will develop appropriate synthetic methodology to prepare a novel conjugated organic polymer. The new material will be evaluated by integration into OLED test structures to measure I-V characteristics, luminance efficiency, and durability under high excitation conditions. During Phase 2 related derivatives of the new organic compound incorporating donor and acceptor groups along the polymer backbone will be developed to allow band gap control for color options.