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Ultra-high Charge Carrier Mobility to Elucidate Transport Mechanisms in Molecular Semiconductors

Project description

European training network on organic electronics

An EU initiative brings together six universities, two research centres, and two Europe-based companies to advance the multidisciplinary field of organic electronics. Funded by the Marie Skłodowska Curie programme, UHMob is a European training network enabling multidisciplinary and cross-sectoral training and research in the field. Fifteen young researchers will use advanced techniques to elucidate the charge transport mechanisms in molecular semiconductors. Researchers will also explore the coupling of the molecular semiconductors with the vacuum electromagnetic field – a radically new concept in physics that holds great promise for modulating the optoelectronic properties of materials. By leveraging the strength of the EU in the field of organic electronics, UHMob outcomes have the potential to trigger transformations in many diverse fields.

Objective

UHMob is a multi-site European Training Network (ETN) aimed at enabling multidisciplinary and cross-sectoral training and research on a hot topic at the interface between Materials Chemistry, Nanoscience, Spectroscopy, Crystallography, Physics, and Optoelectronics. The mission of UHMob is to widen the career perspectives of Early-Stage Researchers (ESRs), in academic and industrial sectors, in the economical, environmental, and societal important field of organic electronics. With the goal to train 15 ESRs, 6 universities, 2 research centres, and 2 companies in Europe will join their forces. The University of Kyoto, that has a unique expertise, will complement the consortium and will further increase the international dimension of the UHMob. The intensive training program, that largely takes advantage of secondments, is supported by recent scientific breakthroughs of UHMob partners to offer to ESRs the opportunity to carry research at the forefront of Science. Specifically, the scientific objective of UHMob is to gain a fundamental understanding of charge transport mechanisms in molecular semiconductors. To this goal, best-performing and well-characterized materials will be studied by a complementary set of methods, including evidently field effect transistors but also optical methods such as terahertz spectroscopy, field-induced time resolved microwave conductivity. UHMob will also explore the coupling of molecular semiconductors with the vacuum electromagnetic field, that is a radically new physical concept which holds great promises to modulate optoelectronic properties of materials.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITE LIBRE DE BRUXELLES
Net EU contribution
€ 512 640,00
Address
AVENUE FRANKLIN ROOSEVELT 50
1050 Bruxelles / Brussel
Belgium

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Region
Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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Total cost
€ 512 640,00

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