An aluminum-laminated polyethylene terephthalate (Al-PET) is used as the substrate for flexible organic light-emitting devices (OLEDs). The efficient flexible electroluminescent devices have a top-emitting OLED architecture. An acrylic layer is formed on the Al-PET surface to improve the surface morphology and also the adhesion between the substrate and the anode. Poly(styrene sulfonate)-doped poly(3,4-ethylene dioxythiophene) was used as hole transporting layer. The light-emitting polymer used is a phenyl-substituted poly(𝑝-phenylenevinylene). Bilayer anodes of Ag∕CF𝑋 and Ag/indium-tin oxide and a semitransparent top cathode were used for the flexible polymer OLEDs. For a flexible polymer OLED with a 110-nm-thick light-emitting polymer, it exhibited superior electrical and optical characteristics with a luminous efficiency of 4.56cd∕A at an operating voltage of 7.5V.
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