Document Type

Journal Article

Department/Unit

Department of Chemistry

Title

Polymers for organic electronics

Language

English

Abstract

Scientists have found π-conjugated polymers as an exciting area of scientific research in organic electronics and photonics and the development has gone through several evolutional stages. They can exhibit an array of useful materials properties, such as light emission, luminescent sensing, ferromagnetism, photoconductivity and photovoltaic effect, and more. Bulk heterojunctions (BHJs) made from bicontinuous polymer-fullerene donor-acceptor composites at the nanometer length scale are currently the main configuration for highly efficient PSCs. The BHJs are typically fabricated by sandwiching a thin film of photoactive polymers between two electrodes. Polymer Light-Emitting Diodes (PLEDs) are devices composed of thin films containing polymer molecules that directly convert electricity into light. Organic thin-film transistors (OTFTs) have become one of the most important components of organic electronics and are key building blocks in the context of large-area, flexible and ultralow-cost electronics.

Publication Date

2010

Source Publication Title

Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics

Volume

211

Issue

23

Start Page

2460

End Page

2463

Publisher

Wiley-VCH Verlag

DOI

10.1002/macp.201000549

Link to Publisher's Edition

http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/macp.201000549

ISSN (print)

10221352

ISSN (electronic)

15213935

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