Special Issue "Organic Semiconductors"
A special issue of Electronics (ISSN 2079-9292).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 January 2014)
Prof. Dr. Mohan Jacob
Electronic Materials Research Lab, School of Engineering and Physical Sciences, James Cook University, Townsville 4811, Australia
Phone: +61 (0)7 4781 4379
Fax: +61 (0)7 4781 6788
Interests: electronic materials; organic semiconductors; superconductors; dielectric materials; microwave characterisation of superconductors and dielectric materials; LTCC and MEMS; superconducting filters; polymer thin films; plasma polymerisation
Organic Semiconductors: Past, Present and Future
Over the last few years Organic Semiconducting industry showed significant growth in many areas dominated by conventional electronics. The foremost advantage of organic materials is that they are cheap, lightweight and flexible. In addition, the fabrication of organic materials from a defined molecular precursor using inkjet−printing technology is simple, bypassing the need for advanced semiconductor processing techniques. Organic thin films have already found confirmed and reliable applications in flexible displays, solar cells and biomedical applications, including implantable devices. Low cost materials, compatible with current organic electronic fabrication techniques and which improve device performance are in strong demand.
This special issue of Organic Semiconductors will cover Materials, Fabrication Techniques, Characterization, Devices and market adoption of Organic Semiconductors. This special issue will publish both original research papers and review papers in the field of research.
Dr. Mohan Jacob
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
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- organic field effect transistors
- organic light emitting diodes
- organic solar cells
- implantable devices
- flexible electronics
- charge transport
- charge transporting materials
Electronics 2014, 3(3), 444-461; doi:10.3390/electronics3030444
Received: 8 March 2014; in revised form: 10 June 2014 / Accepted: 7 July 2014 / Published: 18 July 2014| PDF Full-text (6495 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
Electronics 2014, 3(2), 351-380; doi:10.3390/electronics3020351
Received: 18 February 2014; in revised form: 28 April 2014 / Accepted: 26 May 2014 / Published: 11 June 2014| PDF Full-text (966 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
Electronics 2014, 3(2), 303-313; doi:10.3390/electronics3020303
Received: 17 February 2014; in revised form: 10 April 2014 / Accepted: 16 April 2014 / Published: 6 May 2014| PDF Full-text (947 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
Article: Optical and Surface Characterization of Radio Frequency Plasma Polymerized 1-Isopropyl-4-Methyl-1,4-Cyclohexadiene Thin Films
Electronics 2014, 3(2), 266-281; doi:10.3390/electronics3020266
Received: 21 February 2014; Accepted: 14 April 2014 / Published: 23 April 2014| PDF Full-text (986 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
Review: Anomalous Response in Heteroacene-Based Organic Field Effect Transistors under High Pressure
Electronics 2014, 3(2), 255-265; doi:10.3390/electronics3020255
Received: 15 February 2014; in revised form: 28 March 2014 / Accepted: 31 March 2014 / Published: 10 April 2014| PDF Full-text (693 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
Electronics 2014, 3(2), 234-254; doi:10.3390/electronics3020234
Received: 23 January 2014; in revised form: 25 March 2014 / Accepted: 27 March 2014 / Published: 8 April 2014| Cited by 1 | PDF Full-text (827 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
Review: The Effects of Different Electron-Phonon Couplings on the Spectral and Transport Properties of Small Molecule Single-Crystal Organic Semiconductors
Electronics 2014, 3(1), 165-189; doi:10.3390/electronics3010165
Received: 15 January 2014; in revised form: 3 March 2014 / Accepted: 12 March 2014 / Published: 21 March 2014| PDF Full-text (421 KB)
Electronics 2014, 3(1), 190-204; doi:10.3390/electronics3010190
Received: 21 January 2014; in revised form: 1 March 2014 / Accepted: 12 March 2014 / Published: 21 March 2014| PDF Full-text (2674 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
Article: Improvement in the Lifetime of Planar Organic Photovoltaic Cells through the Introduction of MoO3 into Their Cathode Buffer Layers
Electronics 2014, 3(1), 122-131; doi:10.3390/electronics3010122
Received: 11 January 2014; in revised form: 14 February 2014 / Accepted: 24 February 2014 / Published: 6 March 2014| PDF Full-text (255 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
Review: Electron and Hole Transport Layers: Their Use in Inverted Bulk Heterojunction Polymer Solar Cells
Electronics 2014, 3(1), 132-164; doi:10.3390/electronics3010132
Received: 8 January 2014; in revised form: 19 February 2014 / Accepted: 24 February 2014 / Published: 6 March 2014| Cited by 1 | PDF Full-text (3458 KB)
Article: Effects of Germanium Tetrabromide Addition to Zinc Tetraphenyl Porphyrin / Fullerene Bulk Heterojunction Solar Cells
Electronics 2014, 3(1), 112-121; doi:10.3390/electronics3010112
Received: 15 January 2014; in revised form: 1 February 2014 / Accepted: 24 February 2014 / Published: 4 March 2014| PDF Full-text (747 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
Article: Morphology, Electrical Performance and Potentiometry of PDIF-CN2 Thin-Film Transistors on HMDS-Treated and Bare Silicon Dioxide
Electronics 2014, 3(1), 76-86; doi:10.3390/electronics3010076
Received: 21 January 2014; in revised form: 14 February 2014 / Accepted: 17 February 2014 / Published: 24 February 2014| Cited by 1 | PDF Full-text (456 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
Review: Integration of Organic Light Emitting Diodes and Organic Photodetectors for Lab-on-a-Chip Bio-Detection Systems
Electronics 2014, 3(1), 43-75; doi:10.3390/electronics3010043
Received: 11 December 2013; in revised form: 15 January 2014 / Accepted: 27 January 2014 / Published: 13 February 2014| PDF Full-text (1089 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Type of Paper: Review
Title: A Review of Laser-Induced Forward Transfer for Printing of Organic Semiconductor thin Films
Author: James Shaw-Stewart
Affiliation: Grant Institute, University of Edinburgh, The King's Buildings, Edinburgh EH9 3JW, United Kingdom
Abstract: The widespread use of organic semiconductor devices in daily life requires a reliable way of creating patterned structures of miniature devices to compete with inorganic devices. Since the best organic semiconducting materials do not currently exhibit the same mechanical and electrical properties as inorganic semiconductors, more complex layered devices are needed, thinner, and they cannot be made using traditional photoresist lithographic technology. One option is to print the devices, and a number of different methods have been tried, including ink-jet, screen printing, spray printing, stamping, and patterned evaporation/sublimation/sputtering. Solution-based techniques lead the way as a good balance between cost efficiency (much cheaper than evaporative-based techniques), and film quality. However, laser-based printing techniques have greater potential, even if the route to success appears more complex. Lasers are faster, can provide higher resolutions, and can be applied in more ways, to more materials, than solution-based techniques. Our particular focus here is on a laser-based technique known as laser-induced forward transfer (LIFT). We will focus particularly on LIFT where the thin-films are transferred intact, which theoretically allows for greater flexibility in the materials that it may be applied to, but will consider all forms of LIFT in different areas. We will consider the studies in four different sections: LIFT of general organic semiconducting and conducting films; LIFT of organic light-emitting diodes (OLED); LIFT of organic thin-film transistors (OTFTs); and LIFT of organic photovoltaics (OPVs). We will focus on the resultant semiconducting properties of the printed organic semiconductor thin films, and discuss how they compare with equivalent techniques, and the best conventionally fabricated examples.
Type of Paper: Article
Title: Top-emitting organic light-emitting diodes with nanostructured electrodes: Optimizing efficiency by optical modeling
Authors: R. Pfeifer 1, K. Fehse 1, U. Vogel 1, K. Leo 2
1 Fraunhofer Institution for Organics, Materials and Eletronic Devices Dresden (COMEDD), Maria-Reiche-Str. 2, 01109 Dresden, Germany
2 Institut für Angewandte Photophysik, TU Dresden, 01062 Dresden, Germany
Abstract: Top-emitting organic light-emitting diodes are used i.a. for microdisplay applications. High luminous efficacy is desired not only for use in daylight environments. The external quantum efficiency is limited to around 75% due to the low light outcoupling efficiency in planar organic stacks. Nanostructuring the electrodes is proposed to enhance the light outcoupling efficiency by diffraction effects. We report on a theoretical framework to model the light emission within periodically structured thin-film stacks and employ this to optimize a grating anode with high refractive index contrast. The proposed anode design ensures a planar electrode-organic interface to preserve stack topology.
Last update: 25 March 2014