Special Issue "Advances in Materials for Organic Optoelectronics and Photonics (Second Volume)"

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944). This special issue belongs to the section "Electronic Materials".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Ewa Schab-Balcerzak
E-Mail Website
Guest Editor
1. Centre of Polymer and Carbon Materials, Polish Academy of Sciences, M. Curie-Sklodowska 34, 41-819 Zabrze, Poland
2. Institute of Chemistry, University of Silesia, 9 Szkolna Str., 40-006 Katowice, Poland
Interests: thermal; photophysical; electrochemical; electroluminescence
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Low- and high-molecular weight compounds with spatially extended p-p or p-n-p bonding systems have great potential for applications in modern fields of science and technology, such as organic optoelectronics and organic photonics, which have seen intense development in recent years. Although remarkable progress has been made and some technologies have grown from research laboratory concepts to commercial applications, there is still room for improvement of device parameters including efficiency, lifetime, and cost-effectiveness. A key issue in the development of organic optoelectronics and photonics is organic material and device architecture. The aim of this Special Issue is to address the current challenges associated with design, synthesis and characterization of new functional materials, aiming at their utilization in optoelectronic and photonic devices.

I would like to cordially invite you to share your outstanding achievements and submit a paper to this Special Issue.

Prof. Dr. Ewa Schab-Balcerzak
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short 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.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Materials is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.

Keywords

  • organic semiconductors
  • hole-transporting compounds
  • low- and high-molecular weight compounds
  • azopolymers
  • photoinduced anisotropy
  • organic light-emitting diodes
  • photovoltaic cells
  • organic field-effect transistors

Published Papers (2 papers)

Order results
Result details
Select all
Export citation of selected articles as:

Research

Article
New Benzo[h]quinolin-10-ol Derivatives as Co-sensitizers for DSSCs
Materials 2021, 14(12), 3386; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma14123386 - 18 Jun 2021
Viewed by 390
Abstract
New benzo[h]quinolin-10-ol derivatives with one or two 2-cyanoacrylic acid units were synthesized with a good yield in a one-step condensation reaction. Chemical structure and purity were confirmed using NMR spectroscopy and elemental analysis, respectively. The investigation of their thermal, electrochemical and [...] Read more.
New benzo[h]quinolin-10-ol derivatives with one or two 2-cyanoacrylic acid units were synthesized with a good yield in a one-step condensation reaction. Chemical structure and purity were confirmed using NMR spectroscopy and elemental analysis, respectively. The investigation of their thermal, electrochemical and optical properties was carried out based on differential scanning calorimetry, cyclic voltammetry, electronic absorption and photoluminescence measurements. The analysis of the optical, electrochemical and properties was supported by density functional theory studies. The synthesized molecules were applied in dye-sensitized solar cells as sensitizers and co-sensitizers with commercial N719. The thickness and surface morphology of prepared photoanodes was studied using optical, scanning electron and atomic force microscopes. Due to the utilization of benzo[h]quinolin-10-ol derivatives as co-sensitizers, the better photovoltaic performance of fabricated devices compared to a reference cell based on a neat N719 was demonstrated. Additionally, the effect of co-adsorbent chemical structure (cholic acid, deoxycholic acid and chenodeoxycholic acid) on DSSC efficiency was explained based on the density functional theory. Full article
Show Figures

Figure 1

Article
Effect of the Chloro-Substitution on Electrochemical and Optical Properties of New Carbazole Dyes
Materials 2021, 14(11), 3091; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma14113091 - 04 Jun 2021
Viewed by 478
Abstract
Carbazole derivatives are the structural key of many biologically active substances, including naturally occurring and synthetic ones. Three novel (E)-2-(2-(4-9H-carbazol-9-yl)benzylidene)hydrazinyl)triazole dyes were synthesized with different numbers of chlorine substituents attached at different locations. The presented research has shown the influence of [...] Read more.
Carbazole derivatives are the structural key of many biologically active substances, including naturally occurring and synthetic ones. Three novel (E)-2-(2-(4-9H-carbazol-9-yl)benzylidene)hydrazinyl)triazole dyes were synthesized with different numbers of chlorine substituents attached at different locations. The presented research has shown the influence of the number and position of attachment of chlorine substituents on electrochemical, optical, nonlinear, and biological properties. The study also included the analysis of the use of the presented derivatives as potential fluorescent probes for in vivo and in vitro tests. Quantum-chemical calculations complement the conducted experiments. Full article
Show Figures

Graphical abstract

Back to TopTop