Design of organic semiconductors

Organic semiconductors are intensively investigated for many applications, including displays and lighting, energy conversion, sensors and electronics. While inorganic semiconductor devices and integrated circuits are routinely designed on all levels and even tested using computational tools, the modeling methodology for their organic counterparts has yet to reach this level of maturity. In our project a consortium of experimental and theoretical groups will make crucial steps towards the development of an integrated and predictive computational model for organic devices, in particular for OLED, organic photodetectors and solar cells and thermoelectric generators. On the basis of this model we will -as a first example address outstanding experimental challenges for two classes of devices: Firstly, the energy efficiency in OLEDs and secondly, we will elaborate on the materials design for organic thermoelectric generators.


Name Institute
Members of this project
Stefan Bräse Institute of Biological and Chemical Systems (IBCS)

Alexander Colsmann

Light Technology Institute (LTI)

Marcus Elstner

Institute of Physical Chemistry (IPC)

Artem Fediai

Institute of Nanotechnology (INT)
Nicole Jung Institute of Biological and Chemical Systems (IBCS)
Christian Kübel Karlsruhe Nano Micro Facility (KNMF)

Uli Lemmer

Institute of Microstructure Technology (IMT)

Wolfgang Wenzel Institute of Nanotechnology (INT)