Printed Electronics World: Saint-Gobain and Novaled have demonstrated the feasibility of large area OLEDs, based on a new high-performance metallic anode.
The goal of a two-year research cooperation programme between both partners has been to develop basic technologies for high-performance white OLEDs. Researchers at Saint-Gobain Recherche (SGR), France have created a highly conductive transparent electrode “Silverduct™”, bringing up to 10 times better surface conductivity than traditional ITO (Indium Tin Oxide). Thanks to Novaled PIN OLED™technology for high efficiency OLEDs, samples were successfully manufactured on large area surfaces.
SGR and Novaled, Germany now see the possibility to produce homogeneous OLED devices up to 100 cm2 which will ease the manufacturing of large OLED lighting products.
Additionally, by eliminating the metal grid Silverduct™ offers significant potential for reducing manufacturing costs.