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MINOTOR - Modelling of electronic processes at interfaces in organic-based electronic devices

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  • CORDIS - PROJECTS 23/08/2011
  • RISULTATO

The growing fields of organic electronics and spin-based electronics rely on the use of organic conjugated molecules and polymers as active components in multi-layer device applications such as light-emitting displays, solar cells, field-effect transistors, (bio)chemical sensors and storage devices. Since all organic-based devices are made by deposition of successive layers (metal, oxide, insulating or semiconducting layers), many key electronic processes (such as charge injection from metallic electrodes, charge recombination into light or light conversion into charges, spin injection, etc.) occur at interfaces. Although a large body of knowledge has been accumulated on the characterization of such interfaces (especially morphological issues), a detailed and unified understanding of the electronic processes occurring at these interfaces is currently missing and there is no consensus on the materials and device strategies that need to be developed in order to achieve these objectives. The main goal of this proposal is to bring together complementary expertises in order to assess the electronic processes occurring at interfaces via theoretical modelling tools supported by surface-sensitive characterization techniques. MINOTOR gathers leading groups in the modelling of electronic processes at interfaces (organic/organic, metal/organic, and inorganic/organic) typically encountered in organic-based electronic devices. The main goal of MINOTOR is to develop a multiscale theoretical approach ranging from the atomistic to mesoscopic scale to model in the most realistic way such interfaces and provide a unified view of the electronic phenomena taking place at these interfaces. The theoretical predictions will be compared to experimental investigations performed in the consortium, thereby allowing a direct feedback between theory and experiment. 


Start date:2009-06-01 

End date:2012-05-31 

Duration:36 months 

Project Reference:228424 

Project cost:4134595 EURO 

Project Funding:3080098 EURO 

Subprogramme Area:Modelling of interfaces for high performance materials design 

Contract type:Small or medium-scale focused research project


Coordinatore: UNIVERSITE DE MONS - Pierre CORNUT

Altri PartecipantiUNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA DE MADRID - SPAIN

  • UNIVERSITE DE BORDEAUX I - FRANCE
  • LINKOPINGS UNIVERSITET - SWEDEN
  • INTERUNIVERSITAIR MICRO-ELECTRONICA CENTRUM VZW - BELGIUM
  • ALMA MATER STUDIORUM-UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA - ITALY
  • UNIVERSITEIT TWENTE - NETHERLANDS
  • KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE - GERMANY
  • BASF SE - GERMANY
  • GEORGIA TECH RESEARCH CORPORATION - USA
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Quadro di finanziamento
  • 7FP-NMP : NANOSCIENZE, NANOTECNOLOGIE, MATERIALI E NUOVE TECNOLOGIE DI PRODUZIONE: priorità tematica 4 nell'ambito del programma specifico “Cooperazione” recante attuazione del Settimo programma quadro (2007-2013) di attività comunitarie di ricerca, sviluppo tecnologico e dimostrazione
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  • Unione Europea