Electroluminescence characteristics of a new kind of rare-earth complex: TbY(o-MOBA) 6 (phen) 2 {radical dot}2H 2 O

Yumeng Shi, Zhenbo Deng*, Jing Xiao, Denghui Xu, Zheng Chen, Ruifen Wang

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A new rare-earth complex TbY(o-MOBA) 6 (phen) 2 {radical dot}2H 2 O was synthesized, which was used as an emitting material in electroluminescence device. This was doped into poly(N-vinylcarbazole) and two devices were fabricated having structures of (1) Glass/ITO/PVK:RE complex/LiF/Al, and (2) Glass/ITO/PVK:RE complex/BCP/AlQ/LiF/Al. As compared with a different Terbium complex Tb(o-MOBA) 3 phen{radical dot}H 2 O, the photoluminescence and electroluminescence mechanisms were discussed. Bright green emission was obtained from the optimized multi-layer device and the highest brightness reached 124.5 cd/m 2 at the voltage of 23 V.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)272-274
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Luminescence
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Jan 1 2007


  • Electroluminescence
  • Exciton
  • Terbium complex

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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