TADF Materials Discovery


In an OLED, efficient TADF emitters are achieved in an integrated system of the emitter itself and its surrounding materials, the host and transport materials. CYNORA is developing such systems with its customers and partners. Our R&D covers all development aspects in a connected closed-loop approach from the design of the materials to device fabrication and testing, constantly collaborating with customers at all development stages. This efficient approach promises a faster path to provide the best material set for the customer.

Material design

CYNORA’s interdisciplinary material design team is comprised of skilled experts representing different fields of natural and computer sciences. We combine the knowledge and materials expertise of CYNORA’s chemists with advanced quantum chemistry theoretical methods and artificial intelligence tools to generate the best molecules with highest potential. To accelerate the identification of promising new materials, CYNORA pioneered its “Generative Exploration Model” (GEM).


The synthesis division is responsible for delivering our electronic grade ultra-pure organic functional materials for our research and development, as well as for our customers. We have gained operational excellence for high-throughput syntheses, and have installed several tools for
real-time monitoring of synthesis KPIs via webbased data monitoring. Thanks to our team of synthesis experts, we can handle high-complex synthetic routes towards our target materials.
Our in-house scale-up expertise enables us to directly deliver our lead candidates to our customers. Depending on the requirements, synthesis of up to several hundred grams is possible. At the end of the material synthesis, sublimation steps are performed to achieve the highest possible purity for vacuum-based processing.

Detailed material analytics

The analytics department in CYNORA takes care of all important chemical and photophysical analyses of all in-house produced materials. We apply highest quality standards to ensure the accuracy and reliability of these results.
Our methods include measurements to characterize our emitter materials for their required high-level purity, quantum efficiency, energetical properties, and color, amongst others. We also use various steady-state and time-resolved photoluminance measurements to gain deeper insight into our materials. Our laser lab is equipped to capture ultrafast processes and material interactions needed for a better understanding. The combined input provides important information to carry out structure-property relationships, and select the right materials for our device fabrication and testing. In addition to these highest quality measurements, we regularly carry out method developments and implement new analytical procedures to obtain evenn more information about our materials.

Device optimization and fabrication

The device optimization and fabrication divisions are equipped to drive the best in-device performance for our internally developed proprietary emitter materials. Our in-depth knowledge in device physics and core competence in translating structure-property relations into device performance allow us to identify the next generation display materials effectively. We enable future display applications by understanding root-causes of device behavior due to stack design and consequent methodology in our design of experiments. The utilization of state-of-the-art fabrication tools and processes further help us meet customer.