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Isomeric modulation of thermally activated delayed fluorescence in dibenzo[ a, c ]phenazine-based (deep) red emitters † (2024)
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A series of four emissive regio-isomers are synthesized based on the dibenzo[a, c]phenazine-11,12-dicarbonitrile (DBPzCN) acceptor scaffold and a triphenylamine (TPA) donor. Density functional theory is utilized to compare the relative differences in... Read More about Isomeric modulation of thermally activated delayed fluorescence in dibenzo[ a, c ]phenazine-based (deep) red emitters †.

Exploring the Early Time Behavior of the Excited States of an Archetype Thermally Activated Delayed Fluorescence Molecule (2024)
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Optical pump–probe techniques allow for an in-depth study of dark excited states. Here, we utilize them to map and gain insights into the excited states involved in the thermally activated delayed fluorescence (TADF) mechanism of a benchmark TADF emi... Read More about Exploring the Early Time Behavior of the Excited States of an Archetype Thermally Activated Delayed Fluorescence Molecule.

Peripheral halogen atoms in multi-resonant thermally activated delayed fluorescence emitters: the role of heavy atoms in intermolecular interactions and spin orbit coupling (2023)
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Multi-resonant thermally activated delayed fluorescence materials (MR-TADF) can show narrow-band emission with high photoluminescence quantum efficiency, desirable for applications in organic light emitting diodes (OLEDS). However, they frequently su... Read More about Peripheral halogen atoms in multi-resonant thermally activated delayed fluorescence emitters: the role of heavy atoms in intermolecular interactions and spin orbit coupling.

Covalently linked pyrene antennas for optically dense yet aggregation-resistant light-harvesting systems (2023)
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In this study we present a novel energy transfer material inspired by natural light-harvesting antenna arrays, zinc(II) phthalocyanine-pyrene (ZnPcPy). The ZnPcPy system facilitates energy transfer from 16 covalently linked pyrene (Py) donor chromoph... Read More about Covalently linked pyrene antennas for optically dense yet aggregation-resistant light-harvesting systems.

Quantifying Molecular Disorder in Tri-Isopropyl Silane (TIPS) Pentacene Using Variable Coherence Transmission Electron Microscopy (2023)
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Structural disorder in molecular crystals is a fundamental limitation for achieving high charge carrier mobilities. Quantifying and uncovering the mechanistic origins of disorder are, however, extremely challenging. Here we use variable coherence tra... Read More about Quantifying Molecular Disorder in Tri-Isopropyl Silane (TIPS) Pentacene Using Variable Coherence Transmission Electron Microscopy.

Balanced Energy Gaps as a Key Design Rule for Solution‐Phase Organic Room Temperature Phosphorescence (2023)
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Metal-free organic emitters that display solution-phase room temperature phosphorescence (sRTP) remain exceedingly rare. Here, we investigate the structural and photophysical properties that support sRTP by comparing a recently reported sRTP compound... Read More about Balanced Energy Gaps as a Key Design Rule for Solution‐Phase Organic Room Temperature Phosphorescence.

Intramolecular Hydrogen Bonding in Thermally Activated Delayed Fluorescence Emitters: Is There Evidence Beyond Reasonable Doubt? (2022)
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Intramolecular hydrogen bonding between donor and acceptor segments in thermally activated delayed fluorescence (TADF) materials is now frequently employed to─purportedly─rigidify the structure and improve the emission performance of these materials.... Read More about Intramolecular Hydrogen Bonding in Thermally Activated Delayed Fluorescence Emitters: Is There Evidence Beyond Reasonable Doubt?.

Laplace Transform Fitting as a Tool To Uncover Distributions of Reverse Intersystem Crossing Rates in TADF Systems (2022)
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Donor–acceptor (D–A) thermally activated delayed fluorescence (TADF) molecules are exquisitely sensitive to D–A dihedral angle. Although commonly simplified to an average value, these D–A angles nonetheless exist as distributions across the individua... Read More about Laplace Transform Fitting as a Tool To Uncover Distributions of Reverse Intersystem Crossing Rates in TADF Systems.

Novel D–A chromophores with condensed 1,2,4-triazine system simultaneously display thermally activated delayed fluorescence and crystallization-induced phosphorescence (2022)
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Control of photophysical properties is crucial for the continued development of electroluminescent devices and luminescent materials. Preparation and study of original molecules uncovers design rules towards efficient materials and devices. Here we h... Read More about Novel D–A chromophores with condensed 1,2,4-triazine system simultaneously display thermally activated delayed fluorescence and crystallization-induced phosphorescence.

Emission and Absorption Tuning in TADF B,N‐Doped Heptacenes: Toward Ideal‐Blue Hyperfluorescent OLEDs (2022)
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Developing high-efficiency purely organic blue organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) that meet the stringent industry standards is a major current research challenge. Hyperfluorescent device approaches achieve in large measure the desired high perfor... Read More about Emission and Absorption Tuning in TADF B,N‐Doped Heptacenes: Toward Ideal‐Blue Hyperfluorescent OLEDs.

Effects of donor position and multiple charge transfer pathways in asymmetric pyridyl-sulfonyl TADF emitters (2022)
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We have designed and synthesized a pair of highly asymmetric D-aA-D′ type pyridyl-sulfonyl based isomers comprising phenothiazine (PTZ) and carbazole (Cz) donor units, which are able to emit thermally activated delayed fluorescence. PTZ-pS4-Py-2Cz an... Read More about Effects of donor position and multiple charge transfer pathways in asymmetric pyridyl-sulfonyl TADF emitters.

Extended Conjugation Attenuates the Quenching of Aggregation-Induced Emitters by Photocyclization Pathways (2022)
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Herein, we expose how the antagonistic relationship between solid-state luminescence and photocyclization of oligoaryl alkenes chromophores is modulated by the conjugation length of their alkenyl backbones. Heptaaryl cycloheptatriene molecular rotors... Read More about Extended Conjugation Attenuates the Quenching of Aggregation-Induced Emitters by Photocyclization Pathways.

Determining non-radiative decay rates in TADF compounds using coupled transient and steady state optical data (2022)
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Thermally-activated delayed fluorescence (TADF) compounds are promising materials used in emissive layers of organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs). Their main benefit is that they allow the internal quantum efficiency of the OLED to reach up to 100%... Read More about Determining non-radiative decay rates in TADF compounds using coupled transient and steady state optical data.