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)
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.
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