Summary of the technology
This project discloses a synthetic method and the composition of a 2nd generation family of furan-based materials that have shown excellent electronic properties - relevant for printed electronics, flexible electronics etc.
Project ID : 9-2018-4568
Description of the technology
Chemistry & Materials
Organic materials, electronics, functional materials, synthesis, devices, optoelectronics
Current development stage
General list: TRL3 Experimental proof of concept
Organic semiconductors are of immense commercial interest. This class of materials can replace the more well-known inorganic semiconductors which are pervasive in modern life but nevertheless are poor choices for a broad set of applications including flexibile displays, wearables, printable electronics, energy, and general lighting. These materials can be processed using wet deposition methods.
- The furan-based material is soluble, conjugated and exhibits robust fluorescence (~10x higher than thiophene analogs).
- Shows significantly higher stability to photooxidation relative to parent furans which is critical for performance and material lifetime.
- Emission across the whole visible spectrum
The research group has obtained a facile synthetic route to a stable building unit under ambient conditions.
There is massive interest in organic electronics for use in optoelectronic devices. The performance demands from such materials are daunting, and new materials such as these furan-based oligomers are strong candidates to meet these requirements. Organic electronic materials are critical for next-generation displays for wearables, flexible displays and printed electronics. The family of materials described here are promising building blocks for upcoming devices based on high performance organic-light emitting diodes.