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Modelling of electronic processes at interfaces in organic-based electronic devices

Objective

The growing fields of organic electronics and spin-based electronics rely on the use of organic conjugated molecules and polymers as active components in multi-layer device applications such as light-emitting displays, solar cells, field-effect transistors, (bio)chemical sensors and storage devices. Since all organic-based devices are made by deposition of successive layers (metal, oxide, insulating or semiconducting layers), many key electronic processes (such as charge injection from metallic electrodes, charge recombination into light or light conversion into charges, spin injection, etc.) occur at interfaces. Although a large body of knowledge has been accumulated on the characterization of such interfaces (especially morphological issues), a detailed and unified understanding of the electronic processes occurring at these interfaces is currently missing and there is no consensus on the materials and device strategies that need to be developed in order to achieve these objectives. The main goal of this proposal is to bring together complementary expertises in order to assess the electronic processes occurring at interfaces via theoretical modelling tools supported by surface-sensitive characterization techniques. MINOTOR gathers leading groups in the modelling of electronic processes at interfaces (organic/organic, metal/organic, and inorganic/organic) typically encountered in organic-based electronic devices. The main goal of MINOTOR is to develop a multiscale theoretical approach ranging from the atomistic to mesoscopic scale to model in the most realistic way such interfaces and provide a unified view of the electronic phenomena taking place at these interfaces. The theoretical predictions will be compared to experimental investigations performed in the consortium, thereby allowing a direct feedback between theory and experiment.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/condensed matter physics/soft matter physics

Call for proposal

FP7-NMP-2008-SMALL-2
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

UNIVERSITE DE MONS
Address
Place Du Parc 20
7000 Mons
Belgium
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 703 800
Administrative Contact
Pierre Cornut (Dr.)

Participants (9)

LINKOPINGS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 363 988
Address
Campus Valla
581 83 Linkoping
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Mats Fahlman (Prof.)
UNIVERSITEIT TWENTE
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 610 467
Address
Drienerlolaan 5
7522 NB Enschede
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
B.J. Pals (Mr.)
INTERUNIVERSITAIR MICRO-ELECTRONICA CENTRUM
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 327 757
Address
Kapeldreef 75
3001 Leuven
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Christine Van Houtven (Ms.)
IMS bordeaux
France
EU contribution
€ 201 600
Address
351 Cours De La Liberation
33405 Talence
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Frédéric Castet (Dr.)
ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 428 137
Address
Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Claudio Zannoni (Prof.)
UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA DE MADRID
Spain
EU contribution
€ 178 597
Address
Calle Einstein 3 Ciudad Univ Cantoblanco Rectorado
28049 Madrid
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Fernando Flores (Prof.)
BASF SE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 105 440
Address
Carl Bosch Strasse 38
67063 Ludwigshafen Am Rhein
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Michael Roeper (Prof.)
KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 160 312
Address
Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Natascha Wallburg (Ms.)
GEORGIA TECH RESEARCH CORPORATION
United States
Address
Georgia Institute Of Technology
30332 0420 Atlanta Ga
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
James Berkowitz (Mr.)