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Semiconducting polymer blends that exhibit stable charge transport at high temperatures (Conference Presentation)
Author(s): Jianguo Mei; Aristide Gumyusenge

Paper Abstract

Plastics are arguably the most ubiquitous structural materials mankind invented, while semiconducting polymers, one kind of special plastics, present their unique optical and electronic characteristics and have attracted wide interest from biomedical to electronic applications. In this talk, we focus on our latest development of semiconducting polymer blends for organic electronics. We will discuss how we came up with the concept of complementary semiconducting polymer blends that render melt-processability to the solvent-free fabrication of thin film organic electronics, a clear departure from widely practiced solution processing which often involves toxic and environmentally-harmful organic solvents. We will also highlight the marriage of semiconducting polymers and insulating plastics that brings stable charge transport across a wide temperature range from room temperature up to 220°C in thin-film transistors. This discovery lifts the limitation by the fact that most electronics will break down at high temperatures and could be a way to change that.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 September 2019
Proc. SPIE 11084, Physical Chemistry of Semiconductor Materials and Interfaces XVIII, 110840O (9 September 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2529702
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Jianguo Mei, Purdue Univ. (United States)
Aristide Gumyusenge, Purdue Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11084:
Physical Chemistry of Semiconductor Materials and Interfaces XVIII
Christian Nielsen; Daniel Congreve; Hugo A. Bronstein; Felix Deschler, Editor(s)

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