Organic semiconductors for optoelectronics


  • Date: Nov 25, 2016
  • Time: 05:15 PM (Local Time Germany)
  • Speaker: Prof. Richard Friend
  • Cavendish Laboratory and Cambridge University
  • Location: Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Institut für Physik, Theodor-Lieser-Str. 9, 06120 Halle
  • Room: Gustav-Mie-Hörsaal
  • Host: Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg
Organic semiconductors for optoelectronics

Pi-conjugated organic molecules and polymers now provide a set of well-performing semiconductors that support devices, including light-emitting diodes (LEDs) as used in smart-phone displays and lighting, field-effect transistors (FETs) and photovoltaic diodes (PVs). These are attractive materials to manufacture, particularly for large-area applications where they can be processed by direct printing, so that the cost of materials and processing can be very low. This practical success is made possible by breakthroughs in the understanding and engineering of the underlying semiconductor science. The physics of organic semiconductors is often controlled by large electronhole Coulomb interactions and by large spin exchange energies. Management of excited state spin is fundamental for efficient LED and solar cells operation. I will discuss in particular recent progress in the control of emissive spin singlet excited statesand non-emissive spin triplet excited states.

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