Machine Learning based Framework for Quick Prediction of Tg and Td of OLED Materials



Organic light-emitting-diode (OLED) materials have exhibited a wide range of applications. However, further development and commercialization of OLEDs requires higher-quality OLED materials, including high thermal stability associated with the glass transition temperature (Tg) and decomposition temperature (Td). Experimental determinations of the two important properties genernally involve a time-consuming and laborious process. Thus, it is highly desired to develop a quick and accurate prediction tool. Motivated by the changelle, we explored machine learning based framework by constructing new dataset with more than one thousand samples collected from a wide range of literaturesm, throngh which ensemble learning models were explored. Models trained with the LightGBM algorithm exhibit the best prediction performance, where the values of MAE, RMSE, and R2 are 17.15 K, 24.63 K, and 0.77 for Tg prediction, 24.91 K, 33.88 K, and 0.78 for Td prediction. The prediction performance and the generalization of the machine learning models are further tested by out-of-sample dataset, also exhibiting satisfactory results. Experimental verification further demonstrates the reliability and the practical potential of the ML-based model. In order to extend the practice application of the ML-based models, an online prediction platform was constructed, including the optimal predition models and all the thermal stability data under study, which are freely available at We expect that they will become a useful tool for experimental investigations on Tg and Td, in turn accelerating the design of the OLED materials with high performance.


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Supplementary: Machine Learning based Framework for Quick Prediction of Tg and Td of OLED Materials