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Symposium EP05—Excitons, Electrons and Ions in Organic Materials

Organic materials continue to make an impact in a wide variety of optoelectronic applications due to the access to a design space that ranges from the molecular to the mesoscale. The confluence of conformational flexibility, multiscale dynamics, and diversity in molecular design makes organic conjugated systems an exciting materials family for the study of fundamental phenomena as well as applied materials research. In particular, the continued development of conjugated organic systems for electronic applications relies on our increased understanding of the way they interact with photons and how they transport both electronic and ionic charges.

Organic materials are a broad field, and this symposium will emphasize the fundamental processes of light-matter interactions, electronic, ionic, and coupled ionic-electronic transport in conjugated molecular systems. Applications to light harvesting and light emission, electronic devices, sensing, and signal transduction will be highlighted. Attention will be paid to the control and study of phenomena at materials interfaces. This symposium intends to highlight work that bridges the gap between molecular properties and device performance through novel characterization techniques and cross-disciplinary studies.

Topics will include:

  • Connection between structural dynamics and function in organic materials
  • Probing charge generation and transport at ultrafast time scales and in nanoscale volumes
  • Intra- and inter-molecular processes for light emission and light harvesting
  • Exciton and polaron dynamics in organic materials
  • Mixed electronic and ionic transport
  • Defects, interfacial states, and novel doping concepts
  • Actuators and transducers, including at biological interfaces
  • Methods for quantifying charge transport in organic materials
  • In-situ/in-operando studies of optoelectronic organic devices
  • Design, synthesis, and characterization of novel organic optoelectronic materials
  • Computational description of organic materials
  • Self-assembly processes and morphology control

Invited Speakers:

  • Natalie Banerji (Universität Freiburg, Switzerland)
  • Christopher J. Bardeen (University of California, Riverside, USA)
  • Lay-lay Chua (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
  • Gregório Faria (Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil)
  • Richard Friend (University of Cambridge, United Kingdom)
  • C. Daniel Frisbie (University of Minnesota, USA)
  • David S. Ginger (University of Washington, USA)
  • Naomi S. Ginsberg (University of California, Berkeley, USA)
  • Niek van Hulst (Institut de Ciències Fotòniques, Spain)
  • Sahika Inal (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia)
  • Anna Köhler (Bayreuth University, Germany)
  • Christine Luscombe (University of Washington, USA)
  • Iain McCulloch (KAUST / Imperial College London, United Kingdom)
  • Paul Meredith (Swansea University, United Kingdom)
  • Roisin Owens (University of Cambridge, United Kingdom)
  • Erin Ratcliff (University of Arizona, USA)
  • John R. Reynolds (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Garry Rumbles (National Renewable Energy Laboratory, USA)
  • Natalie Stingelin (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Alessandro Troisi (University of Liverpool, United Kingdom)
  • Troy van Voorhis (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Jana Zaumseil (University of Heidelberg, Germany)

Symposium Organizers

Rodrigo Noriega
University of Utah
Department of Chemistry

Elizabeth von Hauff
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Department of Physics and Astronomy

Ni Zhao
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Department of Electronic Engineering
Hong Kong

Keywords for Abstract Submission

electronic and ionic transport, nanoscale/ultrafast measurements, optoelectronics, organic semiconductors, structural characterization

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