Electroluminescent liquid crystals

Adam Contoret, Amanda Eastwood, Simon Farrar, Stephen M. Kelly, Edward Nicholls, Mary O'Neill, Gary Richards, Catherine Wu

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A new class of liquid crystals for use as transport layers and/or emission layers in organic light-emitting diodes has been prepared. Depending on the nature and number of the terminal substituents enatiotropic nematic, smectic and columnar phases are observed. Chain branching gives rise to materials with a low melting point. Several of these liquid crystals electroluminesce in the visible region. The charge transport properties of some of these materials have been evaluated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)271-278
Number of pages8
JournalMolecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals Science and Technology Section A: Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes


  • Light-emitting organics
  • Nematics
  • OLEDs

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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