Organic semiconductors and devices
Organic (carbon-based) semiconductors possess peculiar properties that are beginning to attract an increasing attention thanks to the large variety of applications as electronic devices (such as organic field-effect transistors, light emitting displays and solar cells) with unique capabilities. Organic devices are ideal candidates to develop flexible, transparent or wearable electronics (e.g., plastic, rollable large area solar cells or computer screens, smart textiles, photo-detectors and molecular sensors). Moreover, the possibility to use synthetic chemistry and inexpensive solution-based or printing fabrication techniques makes organic semiconductors an extremely viable novel technology of the future.
Our research activity is focused on the fundamental aspects of charge transport processes within organic materials (e.g. charge carrier generation, transport and collection), phenomena that are still far from being understood, despite the thriving performance of organic based devices. We carry out experimental electrical, spectroscopic and structural characterization in: organic semiconducting single crystals, ion implantation of organic thin films and devices, nanostructured polymers for smart textiles and organic bioelectronics.
Current Research Projects
- "Integrated flexible photonic sensor system” FP7-ICT (2013-2016)
- “Engineering physiologically and pathologically relevant organ Models for the INvestigation of age related Diseases” PRIN-MIUR (2013-2016)
- “Beyond Animal Testing: a Multi-Active Nanostructured device mimicking in vivo environments” FARB-UNIBO (2014-2016)
Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia - DIFA
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