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Call for Papers

Symposium EP1—Organic Excitonic Systems and Devices

Soft light-emitting materials are a highly tunable class of materials offering routes to the design and development of compounds that are highly specific to a given functionality, organic molecules and polymers being a particularly successful example. Their potential has been impressively demonstrated through the development of highly efficient light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) as well as solar cells. Embedded in smartphones, OLEDs have now become a companion to many of us whilst the OLED display technology gains further momentum in the general display market.

Despite this success, the full potential of soft light-emitting materials is far from being exhaustively explored. The near infinite variability in molecular structure and geometric design is expected to provide functionalities beyond what can be foreseen today and will drive research for the decades to come.

In this interdisciplinary symposium, we will bring together the world-leading experts on organic and other soft emitters. We intend this symposium to cover the latest insights on the fundamental characteristics of these materials, in particular related to their photonic and excitonic properties, as well as emerging device concepts and applications. As such, the symposium is deemed to reflect the almost infinite functional range of organic molecules and how this is an endless source of inspiration to scientists and engineers alike.

Topics will include:

  • Exciton dynamics andmanagement
  • Lasing
  • Strong exciton-photoncoupling
  • Plasmonics: organicemitters and metallic structures
  • (Bio)Sensing applications
  • Luminescent solarconcentrators
  • Thermally activated delayed fluorescence
  • Recent progress influorescence and phosphorescence-based emitter materials
  • Energy up- and down-conversion incl. multi-exciton-generation
  • Structure-functionalityrelations: disordered systems and single crystals
  • Advanced optics / thin-film optics (waveguides, periodic structures, resonators)
  • Polaritons, spin-injectionand other spin-effects in organic/soft materials and systems
  • IR-emitting materials
  • Self-organization, hierarchical structures, metal-organic frameworks, supramolecular dyes
  • Bioinspired and bioderivedorganic light sources; photosynthetic complexes
  • Devices: Light-emitting diodes, light-emitting transistors, photodetectors
  • A tutorial complementing this symposium is tentatively planned.

Invited Speakers:

  • G. Akselrod (Duke University, USA)
  • R. Brückner (Technische Universität Dresden, Germany)
  • W. Brütting (Universität Augsburg, Germany)
  • S.R. Forrest (University of Michigan, USA)
  • N.S. Ginsberg (University of California, Berkeley, USA)
  • S. Kena-Cohen (Polytechnique Montreal, Canada)
  • J.J. Kim (Seoul National University, Republic of Korea)
  • A. Kühne (RWTH Aachen / DWI - Leibniz Institute for Interactive Materials, Germany)
  • Z.H. Lu (University of Toronto, Canada)
  • J. Lupton (Universität Regensburg, Germany)
  • K. Meerholz (Universität zu Köln, Germany)
  • A. Monkman (Durham University, United Kingdom)
  • M. Shtein (University of Michigan, USA)
  • F. So (North Carolina State University, USA)
  • M.E. Thompson (University of Southern California, USA)
  • W.A. Tisdale (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
  • G. Turnbull (University of St. Andrews, United Kingdom)
  • F. Würthner (Universität Würzburg, Germany)
  • J. Zaumseil (Universität Heidelberg, Germany)

Symposium Organizers

Sebastian Reineke
Technische Universität Dresden
Institute für Angewandte Photophysik
49-351-463-38686, reineke@iapp.de

Chihaya Adachi
Kyushu University
Center for Organic Photonics and Electronics Research (OPERA)

Marc A. Baldo
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
617-452-5132, baldo@mit.edu

Malte C. Gather
University of St. Andrews
School of Physics and Astronomy
United Kingdom
44-1334-463108, mcg6@st-andrews.ac.uk