2021 MRS Spring Meeting

Call for Papers

Symposium EL01-Organic Semiconductors and Characterization Techniques for Emerging Electronic Devices

The impressive potential of next-generation flexible, printable, and biocompatible electronic devices made from organic materials continue to draw significant interest in the research community. New small-molecule electron acceptors have enabled organic photovoltaics with >17% power-conversion efficiencies in tandem devices; novel doping concepts such as double doping of conjugated polymers or using lewis acids would allow novel device concepts and conjugated polymers that can simultaneously transport electrons and ions have opened up new sub-fields in bioelectronics.

Despite these advances, robust structure-property-performance relationships that govern materials design and their use in such applications remain lacking as iterations of materials optimization have largely relied on an Edisonian strategy. Furthermore, discrepancies exist in the literature regarding where the dopants are in these conjugated materials and how they affect the electronic properties of the material. Along the same line, design rules to make new conjugated polymeric materials into flexible electronics still needs further development to provide improved mechanical property without sacrifice their electronic performance.

In this symposium, we will bring together those in the community who work on materials design, structural characterization and computational techniques to create a forum to discuss materials and device architecture challenges in emerging electronics applications. Furthermore, we will have one session dedicated to bringing together entrepreneurs and academics to cover the current status and challenges of commercialization for these emerging technologies.

Topics will include:

  • Emerging organic semiconductors and electronic devices such as thermoelectrics, photodetectors, neuromorphic devices, bioelectronics, photocapacitors, solar cells and photo/transistors
  • Doped organic semiconductors for organic electronics
  • Strategies for doping and characterization methods
  • Structure-property relationship in organic semiconductors used in electronic devices
  • Charge transport in organic electronics
  • Methods and characterization techniques for morphology evaluation and processing organic semiconductors for electronic devices
  • Interplay between chemical structure, interface, performance and stability in organic electronics
  • Merging experimental measurements with theory and simulation toward designed materials, structures, and properties
  • Quantifying the structure and dynamics of semiconducting polymers using scattering techniques

Invited Speakers:

  • Zhenan Bao (Stanford University, USA)
  • Lay-Lay Chua (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
  • Brian Collins (Washington State University, USA)
  • Ying Diao (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)
  • Mike Fusella (Universal Display Corporation, USA)
  • Enrique Gomez (The Pennsylvania State University, USA)
  • Monica Hansen (Power Bloom, USA)
  • Fei Huang (South China University of Technology, China)
  • Sahika Inal (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia)
  • Ji-Seon Kim (Imperial College London, United Kingdom)
  • Ting Lei (Peking University, China)
  • Hanyang Li (Zhejiang University, China)
  • Sabine Ludwigs (Universität Stuttgart, Germany)
  • Jianguo Mei (Purdue University, USA)
  • Christian Muller (Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden)
  • Lilo Pozzo (University of Washington, USA)
  • Erin Radcliff (University of Arizona, USA)
  • Bob Schroeder (University College London, United Kingdom)
  • Eleni Stavrinidou (Linköping University, Sweden)
  • Benjamin Tee (National Institute of Science and Technology, Singapore)

Symposium Organizers

Christine Luscombe
University of Washington
Materials Science and Engineering Department
USA
(206) 616-1220, luscombe@uw.edu

Derya Baran
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
Saudi Arabia
966-12-808-7238, derya.baran@kaust.edu.sa

Xiaodan Gu
The University of Southern Mississippi
Polymer Science and Engineering
USA
+1 (601) 266-5646, xiaodan.gu@usm.edu

Lynn Loo
Princeton University
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
USA
(609) 258-9091, lloo@princeton.edu