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Symposium F.SF04—Solution-Processed Semiconductors and Devices for Form-Free Displays, Logic and Sensors

This symposium covers the progress of novel printable semiconductors and related devices for form-free logic circuitry, displays, and sensing.

Solution-processable electronic materials offer a unique gamut of attractive properties including an endless library of possible compounds for continuously improving opto-/electronic properties, processing versatility, and compatibility with arbitrary substrates. Although recent years have witnessed tremendous progress of such materials, the ultimate goal is their incorporation in state-of-the-art devices for various emerging applications. Progress has so far been driven primarily by a virtuous circle of materials synthesis and device engineering, which in turn has led to the proliferation of numerous families of semiconductor technologies based on organic, organic-inorganic hybrid and low-dimensional nanomaterial inks. These new materials and processing paradigms combined with improved device architectures enable overcoming traditional limitations to increase their use for several application sectors.

This symposium will cover advanced solution-processable materials and inks, processing of thin films, fabrication of electronic devices, physics of device operations, and applications in logic circuitry, display, and sensing. Emphasis will be placed on devices including transistors and diodes for form-free integrated circuits, displays, or sensing applications. The symposium will bring together scientists and engineers from various disciplines and will consider a wide range of material systems covering solution-processable organics, metal oxides, hybrids, 0D, 1D, 2D and mixed-dimension printable materials.

Topics will include:

  • Novel printable semiconductors including organic, metal oxide, and 1D or 2D printed materials.
  • Printing technologies and control of morphology for solution-processed electronic films
  • Device physics and charge transport for printed transistors and sensors
  • Device design for form-free display, circuits, sensors and novel applications
  • Applications in gas, chemical, pressure, or biomedical sensors and human-machine interface
  • Substrates, encapsulation, and stability issue for printed devices

Invited Speakers:

  • Ana Arias (University of California Berkeley, USA)
  • Paul Blom (Max Planck Institute, Germany)
  • Mario Caironi (Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Italy)
  • Cinzia Casiraghi (University of Manchester, United Kingdom)
  • Paddy Kwok Leung Chan (The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)
  • Xiaodong Chen (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
  • Kilwon Cho (Pohang University of Science and Technology, Republic of Korea)
  • Lay-lay Chua (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
  • Ying Diao (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champion, USA)
  • Antonio Facchetti (Flexterra, Inc., USA)
  • Lorraine F Francis (University of Minnesota, USA)
  • Aaron D. Franklin (Duke University, USA)
  • Jongho Hong (Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology, Republic of Korea)
  • Lang Jiang (Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)
  • Oana Jurchescu (Wake Forest University, USA)
  • Hyun-Jae Kim (Yonsei University, Republic of Korea)
  • Yue Kuo (Texas A&M University, USA)
  • Maria A. Loi (University of Groningen, Netherlands)
  • George Malliaras (Ecole de MINES Saint-Étienne, France)
  • Marta Mas-Torrent (ICMA Barcelona, Spain)
  • Kris Myny (imec, Belgium)
  • Tse Nga Ng (University of California, San Diego, USA)
  • Junbiao Peng (South China University of Technology, China)
  • Albert Salleo (Stanford University, USA)
  • Henning Sirringhaus (University of Cambridge, United Kingdom)
  • Franky So (North Carolina State University, USA)
  • Takao Someya (University of Tokyo, Japan)
  • Vivek Subramanian (University of California, Berkeley, USA)
  • Dongming Sun (Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)
  • Taishi Takenobu (Nagoya University, Japan)

Symposium Organizers

Jana Zaumseil
Universitat Heidelberg
Institute for Physical Chemistry & Centre for Advanced Materials

Chuan Liu
Sun Yat-sen University
School of Electronics and Information Technology

Thomas D. Anthopoulos
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
Material Science and Engineering
Saudi Arabia

Yong-Young Noh
Pohang University of Science and Technology
Department of Chemical Engineering
Republic of Korea

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