Humboldt-Princeton Exchange Workshop on
Novel Opto-Electronic Materials

October 27th-28th, 2013

Location:

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
IRIS Adlershof
Zum Großen Windkanal 6
12489 Berlin-Adlershof

 

Chairs:

Norbert Koch & Antoine Kahn


Topic:

Future progress of our information‐based society demands the concentration of optoelectronic functions with increasingly higher capabilities in smaller and smaller volumes. At the same time, steadily increasing mobility of individuals and the need for reliable flow of high volume data calls for light‐weight devices with mechanical flexibility, e.g., in smart clothing. Yet another pressing challenge is the efficient generation of energy from renewable sources, such
as photovoltaics, which needs to become available in the short‐term in substantial quantity. Established materials have been pushed close to their intrinsic limits and many of the devices and systems using these materials are not light weight or bendable (e.g., silicon‐based electronics). Furthermore, the primary energy required for the fabrication of presently established technologies is significant and could be reduced by developing new appropriate materials and production methods. Organic and hybrid organic/inorganic material combinations offer the possibility to overcome some of the current limitations.

The fields of organic electronics and opto‐electronics have seen considerable advances in the past decade, with remarkable progress in light emission or harvesting, flexible electronics and sensors. Some of these applications are already successfully penetrating the market. Hybrid materials for opto‐electronic applications are at a comparably early research stage. Both material classes, organic and hybrid materials, offer the possibility for direct printing from solution, which could enable large‐scale low‐cost fabrication of electronic and opto‐electronic components and devices in a roll‐to‐roll (R2R) fashion. Further progress in this area depends critically on intensive research efforts on organic and hybrid semiconductor materials, with strong focus on material chemistry, electronic structure, mechanical properties, and device integration.
 

Speakers    

Oliver Benson

Department of Physics & IRIS Adlershof
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Steven L. Bernasek

Chemistry Department
Princeton University

Hans Börner

Department of Chemistry
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Claudia Draxl

Department of Physics & IRIS Adlershof
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin


Joachim Dzubiella

Department of Physics
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin &
Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie

Stefan Hecht

Department of Chemistry & IRIS Adlershof
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin


Fritz Henneberger

Department of Physics & IRIS Adlershof
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin


Antoine Kahn

Department of Electrical Engineering
Princeton University
 


Norbert Koch

Department of Physics & IRIS Adlershof
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin &
H
elmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie


Lynn Loo

Department of  Chemical and Biological Engineering
Princeton University
 

Jürgen P. Rabe

Department of Physics & IRIS Adlershof
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin


Barry P. Rand

Department of Electrical Engineering
Princeton University
 

James C. Sturm

Department of Electrical Engineering
Princeton University
 

Sigurd Wagner

Department of Electrical Engineering
Princeton University