OLEDs to get hyperfluorescence boost with €4 million European funding

April 25, 2017 // By Julien Happich
With the launch of the HyperOLED project, a European consortium led by science and technology company Merck aims to develop novel materials and device architectures for high-performance, hyperfluorescent organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) for use in display applications and solid state lighting.

The €4 million project funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program is to be coordinated by Merck, in close collaboration with four other European partners: Microoled (France), Fraunhofer-IOF (Germany), Durham University (UK) and Intelligentsia Consultants (Luxembourg).

Over a three-year period, the HyperOLED project will focus on the development of high-performance OLEDs by combining thermally activated delayed fluorescence (TADF) molecular hosts with novel, specifically adapted shielded fluorescence emitters. Within this project, the partners expect they will also contribute to the development of thin, organic and large area Electronics (TOLAE), an emerging technology with high growth potential. The new hyperfluorescent OLEDs also ought to be more cost-efficient to manufacture than traditional OLEDs because they are based on white OLED stacks that are easier to produce compared to current solutions.