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Self-assembling and self-healing electronic devices based on mesomorphic discotic materials

Objective

Most optoelectronic devices rely on inorganic semiconductors. Organic semiconductors, principally conjugated polymers (CP), have the advantages, over their inorganic counterparts, of easier processing methods leading to lower fabrication costs of electronic devices. Potential applications of existing organic semiconductors are limited by their current low performances. Our problem solving approach is to replace CP by functional discotic liquid crystalline (LC) materials. Indeed, recent studies have shown that they exhibit significantly improved semi conducting properties. This should pave the way to more efficient devices, such as: solar cells, light-emitting display, and field effect transistors.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

UNIVERSITE LIBRE DE BRUXELLES
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Boulevard Du Triomphe
1050 Bruxelles
Belgium

Participants (9)

CAMBRIDGE DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY LTD
United Kingdom
Address
181A,greenwich House, Madingley Rise, Madingley Road
CB3 0HJ Cambridge
DELFT UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Netherlands
Address
Mekelweg 15
2629 JB Delft
MATERIA NOVA
Belgium
Address
Place Du Parc, 20
7000 Mons-bergen
MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN E.V.
Germany
Address
Ackermannweg 10
55021 Mainz
PLASTIC LOGIC LTD
United Kingdom
Address
34 Cambridge Science Park, Milton Road
CB4 0FX Cambridge
SONY INTERNATIONAL (EUROPE) GMBH
Germany
Address
Hedelfinger Strasse 61
70327 Stuttgart
TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF LODZ
Poland
Address
Zeromskiego 116
90 924 Lodz
THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
Address
Cavendish Laboratory, Madingley Road
CB3 0HE Cambridge
UNIVERSITY OF COPENHAGEN
Denmark
Address
Fruebjegvej 3
2100 Koepenhagen