Effect of photoreactive SAM at the interface of an indium-tin oxide electrode and a polymer hole transport layer

Seong Ho Kim, Hanae Ohtsuka, Rigoberto C. Advincula, Kuniaki Tanaka, Hiroaki Usui

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A self-assembled monolayer having a benzophenone unit as a photoreactive terminal group (BP-SAM) was prepared on an indiumtin oxide (ITO) electrode, on which a hole-transport layer of a phenoxazinedioctylfluorene copolymer (H5) was spin-coated and irradiated with UV light. After washing the physisorbed H5 molecules, contact angle measurement and ellipsometry showed that the H5 molecules can be tethered to the ITO surface via the BP-SAM. Organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) were prepared in the structure of ITO/H5 hole transport layer/tris(8-hydroxyquinolato) aluminum/bathocuproin/LiF/Al electrode with and without the BP-SAM layer on the surface of ITO. The device with the BP-SAM showed higher current density and higher luminance due to the improvement of contact at the ITO/H5 interface by forming covalent bonds via the BP-SAM.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)365-368
Number of pages4
JournalIEICE Transactions on Electronics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes



  • Bonzophenone
  • Hole-transport layer
  • Interface
  • OLED
  • SAM

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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