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Organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs) are emitting diodes where the emission layer is an organic compound such as molecules or polymers. OLEDs build on an essential property of organic materials: high efficient luminescence. They are largely used in our daily life for indoor lighting and also in various display devices such as TV screens, computer monitors, and transparent displays in mobile phones. OLEDs have also shown potential for future ultra-thin and flexible technologies. For all of these reasons, and also for their cost advantages, academic and industry researchers have made a great effort in pushing further OLED technologies in recent years.
This Collection showcases original research in organic light emitting diodes, covering the latest advances in luminescent materials for OLEDs as well as research on the fabrication and characterisation of OLEDs for the next generation of displays and solid-state lighting applications.