Lead Performer:  Iowa State University – Ames, IA
DOE Total Funding:  $1,318,903
Cost Share:  $331,607
Project Term:  August 1, 2016 – November 30, 2018
Funding Opportunity:  SSL R&D Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) (DE-FOA-0001364)

Project Objective

This project will demonstrate a way to increase the outcoupling of simple white OLEDs while maintaining a high color rendering index, by disrupting the internal waveguiding, using a unique and innovative corrugation pattern.

Project Impact

This project addresses one of the major technological problems remaining for OLED lighting: reducing the amount of light that gets trapped in the device. Trapped light is not only wasted energy; it also creates heat that can cause material degradation.


DOE Technology Manager:  Jim Brodrick
Lead Performer:  Iowa State University

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