The molecular stars align, signalling a new era in organic electronics
Organic electronics – utilising organic carbon-based materials offering tremendous opportunity for functionalisation and tailored properties – are a flourishing area of materials development. They are finding applications in everything from consumer lighting and photovoltaics to biosensors and tissue scaffolds. Organic thermoelectrics that combine the benefits of organic electronics with superior heat management relative to conventional electronics could revolutionise the electronics industry. The EU-funded 3DALIGN project is developing ways to enhance the electrical conductivity of 3D-printed organic thermoelectrics while maintaining low thermal conductivity through an innovative method of molecular alignment. This winning combination will open the door to a new era of organic electronics.
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