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Organic semiconductors: hybrid interfaces and charge transport

New concepts combining organic semiconductors multi layer device architectures with hybrid or inorganic semiconductors results in unprecedented functionalities and highly efficient devices. In these structures become crucial to design and understand charge carrier and exciton transport. The objective of this symposium is to highlight new developments in full organic and hybrid devices with a focus on transport.


While transport in organic semiconductors remains a topic of large interest, with reports of charge carrier mobility steadily increasing, the last years have seen a growing interest in new strategies for implementation in devices for energy, opto-electronics, magnetic memories, and sensors. In particular, the engineering of material interfaces where organics are in contact with other inorganic or hybrid materials results in new functionalities and sometimes record breaking performance.

In order to further exploit these new concepts a complete understanding of the charge and energy transfer at such interfaces is needed. In this symposium we aim at bringing together scientists from different disciplines, coming from the chemistry, physics and material science communities to discuss the most recent developments related to these emerging ideas. Moreover, we want to bridge the gaps often encountered between scientists in the field of inorganic perovskite or 2D chalcogenide materials and the organic semiconductors community.

The symposium offers space for discussing novel experimental and theoretical methods to probe and predict such new material architectures, as well as novel hetero-interface preparation methods and chemical synthesis of novel compounds. The sessions will cover fundamental aspects on the molecular description of transport phenomena, but also the implementation in real devices and the device physics and optimization needed for real world applications.

The symposium organizer collaborate with several industrial partners and expect to have a large participation from both the industrial and academic sectors.

Hot topics to be covered by the symposium:

  • Organic transport layers in full organic and hybrid devices
  • Interface states with metals and inorganic semiconductors
  • Charge separation at mesoscopic interfaces in photovoltaics and LEDs
  • Morphologically controlled doping
  • Morphology control and impact on charge transport in devices
  • Hybrid interfaces with magnetic materials
  • Charge and energy transfer in organic/organic bilayers
  • Intercalated 2D materials with organic molecules
  • Dielectrics in field effect transistor applications
  • Theoretical description of hybrid electronic states in doping and charge transfer
  • Novel optical and electrical methods to study transport phenomena
  • High efficiency devices by heterojunction engineering

Tentative list of invited speakers:

  • John Anthony (Univ Kentucky USA)
  • Paul Blom (MPI Mainz, Germany)
  • Mario Caironi (IIT, Italy)
  • Jenny Clark (Univ. Sheffield, UK)
  • Jerome Cornil (Univ Mons, Belgium)
  • Gabriele D’Avino (Institut Néel, Grenoble, France)
  • Carsten Deibel (TU Chemnitz, Germany)
  • Oana Jurchescu (Wake Forest University, USA)
  • Norbert Koch (Humboldt University, Berlin Germany)
  • Silvia Milita (CNR Bologna, Italy)
  • Paolo Samori (Strasbourg, France)
  • Alberto Salleo (Stanford, USA)
  • Elizabeth von Hauff (VU Amsterdam, Netherlands)
  • Gregor Witte (Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany)

Tentative list of scientific committee members:

  • Artem Bakulin (Imperial College, UK)
  • David Beljonne (Univ. Mons, Belgium)
  • Felix Deschler (Univ. Cambridge, UK)
  • Mauro Furno (Novaled GmbH, Germany)
  • René Janssen (TU Eindhoven, Netherlands)
  • Guglielmo Lanzani (IIT Milan, Italy)
  • David Lidzey (Univ. Sheffield, UK)
  • Erin Radcliffe (Univ. Arizona, USA)
  • Ifor Samuel (St Andrews Univ., UK)
  • Uli Scherf (Univ. Wuppertal, Germany)
  • Lukas Schmidt-Mende (Univ. Konstanz, Germany)
  • Patrick Too (FlexEnable Ltd, UK)
  • Conciepció Rovira (ICMAB, Barcelona, Spain)

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Symposium organizers
Beatrice FRABONIUniversity of Bologna

Department of Physics and Astronomy viale Berti Pichat 6/2 40127 Bologna Italy

+39 051 2095806

Kapeldreef 75, 3001 Heverlee, Belgium

+32 16 28 8588
Enrico DA COMOUniversity of Bath

Claverton Down, BA2 7AY, Bath, UK

+44 1225 384368
Marta MAS-TORRENTInstitut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC)

08193 Bellaterra, Spain

+34 935801853