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Spin Control in Radical Semiconductors

Project description

A radically different semiconductor design space

For almost seven decades, inorganic, largely silicon-based semiconductor technology has fuelled electronics innovation. However, organic semiconductors offer many advantages: they are lightweight, flexible, solution-processable (which means they can be made with 3D printing), and they bring the richness of organic chemistry and tunability to the table. Recently, radical-based organic semiconductors (ROSCs), based on so-called radical molecules with unpaired valence electrons, have been identified that eliminate some key barriers faced with conventional organic semiconductors. They open the door to an entirely new operation and design space for semiconductors. EU funding of the SCORS project and the team that identified the ROSCs should result in novel high-performance ROSCs and their demonstration in organic photovoltaics and novel spintronics devices.

Host institution

THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
Net EU contribution
€ 1 999 812,00
Address
Trinity Lane The Old Schools
CB2 1TN Cambridge
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
East of England East Anglia Cambridgeshire CC

Beneficiaries (1)

THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 1 999 812,00
Address
Trinity Lane The Old Schools
CB2 1TN Cambridge
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
East of England East Anglia Cambridgeshire CC