Symposium EL14—New Materials Design for Organic Semiconductors Through Multimodel Characterization and Computational Techniques
The potential of next-generation flexible, printable, and biocompatible electronic devices made from organic materials continues to draw significant interest in the research community. This symposium focuses on the potential for the field by an interdisciplinary combination of advanced characterization on both morphology and device physics combined with state-of-the-art computational methods to enable breakthroughs in design of molecular materials. First results show exciting new high-performance devices within innovative application spaces. Of particular interest are novel in-situ or in operando experimental studies to reveal the dynamics of film formation into a final organic or hybrid nanostructure in connection to resulting properties. In addition, studies are called for which involve new computational techniques and algorithms that can simulate the statistically relevant structure and properties as well as intelligently combine such results with multimodal quantitative measurements. Finally, the emphasis is given to combining such experimental and computational insights to drive the design of the next generation materials and devices.