2018 MRS Spring Meeting

Call for Papers

Symposium EP08—Advanced Polymer SemiconductorsKey Properties and High-Performance Electronics

Polymer semiconductors exhibit great potential for thin film electronics. The future applications of polymer electronics include logic circuits, flexible displays, memories, detectors, smart labels, healthcare devices, etc. The unique advantages of polymeric semiconductors include a very wide materials library owing to a potentially unlimited molecular tunability, solution processability, low temperature processing, compatibility with large-area deposition techniques, intrinsic robust mechanical properties, flexibility for arbitrary substrates, and increasingly enhanced charge transport properties. Polymeric field-effect transistors have in particular gained a lot of interest, an interest which keeps raising as outstanding advances in terms of performances have been very recently obtained, contributing to a steady increase in field-effect charge mobility, now consistently out-performing amorphous silicon. The role of backbone planarity, side chain engineering and resilience to disorder, along with the control of aggregates via suitable solvent formulation and the development of effective coating technologies capable of controlling films microstructure and induce polymer backbones alignment and anisotropy, represent some of the most successful ingredients that recently contributed to strong improvements in the field.

The aim of this symposium is to bring together an ample spectrum of experts in the wide field of polymer electronics, from synthetic chemists to materials scientists and device engineers, to share key recent advances in high-performance polymer semiconductors for several application and foster new breakthroughs towards innovative and robust commercial applications.

Topics will include:

  • Synthesis of new semiconducting polymers
  • Recent findings on processing-structure-property nexus
  • Novel flexible gate dielectrics for low voltage operation
  • Polymer hybrid semiconductors
  • Stable doping schemes for improved electronics and thermoelectric properties
  • Advanced conjugated polymer deposition and patterning techniques
  • Physics of charge transport in semiconducting polymers
  • Polymer field-effect transistors device physics
  • Fully printed polymer electronics and opto-electrics circuits

Invited Speakers:

  • Thomas Anthopoulos (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia)
  • Paul Blom (Max Planck Institute, Germany)
  • Martin Brinkmann (Institut Charles Sadron, France)
  • Mario Caironi (Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Italy)
  • Kilwon Cho (Pohang University of Science and Technology, Republic of Korea)
  • Simone Fabiano (Linkoping University, Sweden)
  • Antonio Facchetti (Flexterra, Inc., USA)
  • Gerwin Gelinck (Holst Center, Netherlands)
  • Martin Heeney (Imperial College London, United Kingdom)
  • BongSoo Kim (Ewha Womans University, Republic of Korea)
  • Yun-Hi Kim (Gyeongsang National University, Republic of Korea)
  • Michal Lahav (Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel)
  • Jiyoul Lee (Pukyong National University, Republic of Korea)
  • Yunqi Liu (Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)
  • Sabine Ludwigs (University of Stuttgart, Germany)
  • Iain McCullough (Imperial College London, United Kingdom)
  • Christian Mueller (Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden)
  • Yong-Young Noh (Nanowearable, Inc., Republic of Korea)
  • Joon Hak Oh (Pohang University of Science and Technology, Republic of Korea)
  • Alberto Salleo (Stanford University, USA)
  • Henning Sirringhaus (University of Cambridge, United Kingdom)
  • Natalie Stingelin (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Taishi Takenobu (Nagoya University, Japan)
  • Yong Xu (Tsinghua University, China)
  • Jana Zaumseil (University of Heidelberg, Germany)
  • Deqing Zhang (Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)

Symposium Organizers

Yong-Young Noh
Pohang University of Science and Technology
Department of Chemical Engineering
Republic of Korea
+82-10-5044-9649, yynoh@postech.ac.kr

Mario Caironi
Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia
Center for Nano Science and Technology @PoliMi
39-02-2390-9875, Mario.Caironi@iit.it

Antonio Facchetti
Flexterra, Inc.

Chuan Liu
Sun Yat-sen University
School of Electronics and Information Engineering
86-18102706826, liuchuan5@sysu.edu.cn

Keywords for Abstract Submission

charge transport, conjugated polymers, organic electronics, organic field effect transistors, organic semiconductor, printed electronics