AMADEus Seminar - Prof. Richard Friend, Tuesday 27 November 2012 - 09:30 am, Amphi 1 - ENSCBP
Sir Richard Friend, Cavendish Professor
University of Cambridge, UK
Pi-conjugated organic molecules and polymers now provide a set of well-performing semiconductors that support a wide range of devices, including light-emitting diodes (LEDs) as used in smart-phone displays, field-effect transistors (FETs) and photovoltaic diodes (PVs). These are attractive materials to manufacture, particularly for large-area applications where they be processed by direct printing. In this talk I will illustrate those aspects of the physics of their electronic properties that distinguish them from inorganic semiconductors, and that have required specific engineering of material and device design.