Organic Electronics

Organic electronics is a field of materials science concerning the design, synthesis, characterization, and application of organic small molecules or polymers that show desirable electronic properties such as conductivity. Unlike conventional inorganic conductors and semiconductors, organic electronic materials are constructed from organic (carbon-based) small molecules or polymers using synthetic strategies developed in the context of organic and polymer chemistry. One of the promised benefits of organic electronics is their potential low cost compared to traditional inorganic electronics. Attractive properties of polymeric conductors include their electrical conductivity that can be varied by the concentrations of dopants. Relative to metals, they have mechanical flexibility. Some have high thermal stability. [1-5]

Device structure of Organic Field Effect Transistor (OFET) indicating solvating treatment of organic semiconductor resulting in improved charge carrier mobilities, as indicated in transfer characteristics curves, along with an SEM image indicating formation of nanowires. [2]

 

Device structure of the organic electronic inverted Write Once Read Many (WORM) device, and its I-V characteristics curve showing a comparison of a range of PMMA layer thicknesses. [3]

 

 

​[1] http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/aelm.201500452/full

[2] https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1566119915302196

[3] https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1566119914001748

[4] ​https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F978-94-007-4491-2_15

[5] https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/abstract/document/7452547

[6] https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1361-6463/abc585