High performance organic-inorganic hybrid barrier coating for encapsulation of OLEDs

KyungHo Jung, Jun-Young Bae, Soo Jin Park, Seunghyup Yoo, Byeong-Soo Bae
2011 Journal of Materials Chemistry  
UV curable cycloaliphatic epoxy functionalized oligosiloxane resin is synthesized by non-hydrolytic sol-gel reaction for application in encapsulation of organic light emitting devices (OLEDs). The physical and chemical properties of polymerized cycloaliphatic epoxy hybrid materials (hybrimers) are easily tunable by controlling the precursors. A single hybrimer coating on a PET film is optically transparent and shows low permeability of up to 0.68 g m À2 day À1 per mil measured by a Ca
more » ... n test. It is found that the permeability is influenced by the siloxane and epoxy network density, and the surface energy of the coating. An optimized hybrimer barrier coated film is applied to the encapsulation of an OLED with the aim of extending life-time. ; Fax: +82 42 350 8083; Tel: +82 42 350 3483 † Electronic supplementary information (ESI) available: Supplementary information. See
doi:10.1039/c0jm02008g fatcat:6jb636f6gnbvbftwiffsic3vba