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Geometric and excited-state properties of 1,4-bis(benzothiazolylvinyl)benzene interacting with 2,2',2' '-(1,3,5-phenylene)tris[1-phenyl-1H-benzimidazole] studied by a density-functional tight-binding method.

Authors
  • Lin, C S
  • Zhang, R Q
  • Lee, C S
  • Niehaus, T A
  • Frauenheim, Th
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Journal of Physical Chemistry B
Publisher
American Chemical Society
Publication Date
Oct 26, 2006
Volume
110
Issue
42
Pages
20847–20851
Identifiers
PMID: 17048897
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

The energetics and luminescent property of a guest molecule, 1,4-bis(benzothiazolylvinyl)benzene (BT), interacting with a host molecule, 2,2',2' '-(1,3,5-phenylene)tris[1-phenyl-1H-benzimidazole] (TPBI), in organic light-emitting diodes are studied by performing excited-state calculations using a time-dependent density-functional tight-binding method complemented with dispersion energy. It is found that the overlap between the TPBI emission and the BT absorption spectra shows an efficient energy transfer from the host molecule to the guest molecule when they are excited. The planar BT molecule becomes distorted when it is mixed with TPBI, resulting in a blue luminescence around 475 nm. The separation of the TPBI + BT mixture on a graphite surface is found to be energetically favorable, consistent with experimental observation.

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