Development of next generation oxygen-barrier materials for organic electronic and dye-sensitized solar cell applications
Today, the performance of electrophotonic devices and optoelectronic circuits such as light-emitting diodes, field-effect transistors, solar cells, and photodetectors has reached the required levels for product commercialisation and these devices are one step before revolutionizing the industrial sectors of consumer electronics. However, one important issue that yet remains to be resolved is the detrimental effects of oxygen, which compromises the electronic properties of most organic materials and impedes the long-term stability of organic electronic devices. The present collaborative interdisciplinary proposal aims to develop a set of solution-processed materials that can function as oxygen-barriers, serving as optically transparent encapsulating layers of all these device architectures. A broad set of devices such as third generation solar cells (organic photovoltaic and dye-sensitized solar cells), field-effect transistors and photodetectors will be employed as paradigms for attesting the suitability of the developed oxygen-barrier materials for a generic use on organic electronic applications.
Georgios Vougioukalakis, Research Associate, Institute of Advanced Materials, Physicochemical Processes, Nanotechnology and Microsystems, N.C.S.R. “Demokritos" / Lecturer in Organic Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Thomas Anthopoulos, Professor in Physics, Department of Physics and The Centre for Plastic Electronics, Imperial College London
Polycarpos Falaras, Research Director, Institute of Advanced Materials, Physicochemical Processes, Nanotechnology and Microsystems, N.C.S.R. Demokritos
Panagiotis Keivanidis, Team Leader, Centre for Nano Science and Technology, Italian Institute of Technology
Thomas Stergiopoulos, Post-doctoral Researcher, Institute of Advanced Materials, Physicochemical Processes, Nanotechnology and Microsystems, N.C.S.R. Demokritos / Lecturer in Electrochemistry, Department of Chemistry, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki