2018 MRS Spring Meeting

Call for Papers

Symposium MA02—Organic ElectronicsProcessing, Microstructure and Multifunctioning

Organic semiconductors have gained enormous attention as an alternative or replacement for conventional inorganic semiconductors. Some key attributes of these carbon-based materials include endless choice of modifications at the molecular level, solution processability and compatibility with current printing technologies, abundance, and light weight. These features have led to the widespread adoption of organic semiconductors in new forms of electronic devices. This symposium aims to bring active researchers to discuss the main challenges in this field.

Solution processing has been a promising and primary technology for thin film formation in organic electronics, presumably because it can potentially deliver low cost, fast roll-to-roll printing processing. As an alternative, melt processing involves a reversible liquefaction-solidification process. It is broadly used in industry to produce plastic thin films, but little progress has been achieved in organic semiconductor thin films. In this symposium, the researchers will address the challenges in both solution and melt processing of organic semiconductors for organic electronics, regarding 1) molecular design and synthesis of molecular and polymeric semiconductors, 2) solution and melt processing of organic semiconductor thin films, 3) molecular packing and microstructural analysis of solution/melt-processed thin films, 4) patterning and manipulation technologies of organic semiconductor thin films, 5) charge transport and electrical properties of the resulting thin film devices, and 6) structure-processing-property relationships.

Topics will include:

  • Synthesis and characterization of molecular and polymeric semiconductors
  • Organic semiconductor blends
  • Solution processing vs melt processing
  • Polycrystalline thin films vs single crystal thin films
  • Flow-induced crystallization
  • Fluid dynamics and crystallization kinetics
  • Processing-property relationship
  • Microstructures of semiconducting thin films at different length scales
  • In-situ rheo-X-ray and rheo-optics techniques
  • Mechanical properties of organic semiconductor thin films
  • Printing and patterning techniques of organic devices
  • Interfacial materials and morphologies
  • Charge transport in solution/melt-processed organic semiconductors
  • Integrated organic electronics

Invited Speakers:

  • Thomas Anthopoulos (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia)
  • Zhenan Bao (Stanford University, USA)
  • Michael Chabinyc (University of California, Santa Barbara, USA)
  • Wen-chang Chen (National Taiwan University, Taiwan)
  • Kilwon Cho (Pohang University of Science and Technology, Republic of Korea)
  • Dean DeLongchamp (National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA)
  • Ying Diao (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champion, USA)
  • Antonio Facchetti (Flexterra, Inc., USA)
  • Yanchun Han (Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, China)
  • Martin Heeney (Imperial College London, United Kingdom)
  • Wenping Hu (Tianjing University, China)
  • Fei Huang (South China University of Technology, China)
  • Tae Woo Lee (Seoul National University, Republic of Korea)
  • Darren Lipomi (University of California, San Diego, USA)
  • Lynn Loo (Princeton University, USA)
  • Bjorn Lussem (Kent State University, USA)
  • Iain McCulloch (KAUST / Imperial College London, United Kingdom)
  • Masakazu Nakamura (Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan)
  • Thomas Russel (University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA)
  • Alberto Salleo (Stanford University, USA)
  • Henning Sirringhaus (University of Cambridge, United Kingdom)
  • Chad Snyder (National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA)
  • Natalie Stingelin (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Bob Street (PARC, USA)
  • Jun Takeya (The University of Tokyo, Japan)

Symposium Organizers

Jianguo Mei
Purdue University
Department of Chemistry

Hanying Li
Zhejiang University
Department of Polymer Science and Engineering

Tse Nga (Tina) Ng
University of California, San Diego
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Joon Hak Oh
Pohang University of Science and Technology
Department of Chemical Engineering
Republic of Korea

Keywords for Abstract Submission

Flexible Electronics, Organic electronics, Organic Semiconductors, Organic/Hybrid Solar Cells, Processing, Thin Film Morphology, Thin Film Transistors

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