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Light-Active Functional Organic Materials

1st Edition

Edited by Hiroko Yamada, Shiki Yagai

Pan Stanford

300 pages

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Hardback: 9789814800150
pub: 2019-03-31
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Interaction between light and organic matter is the basis of biological phenomena and materials science, and nowadays many materials scientists are interested in how their own organic molecules can be exploited for applications using light. This book focuses on functional organic materials wherein interplay between light and organic molecules has an important role. It covers cutting-edge organic optoelectronic materials that can be applied to photovoltaics, artificial photosynthesis, and light-emitting devices. The chapters are divided into two categories, soft materials and hard materials. Soft materials include fluidal, supramolecular, and polymeric materials, while hard materials include p-extended aromatic compounds, such as porphyrins, acenes, phenacenes, and organic gold complexes. These organic materials are created on the basis of specific molecular and/or self-assembly/self-organization strategies devised by researchers who have contributed to this book.

Table of Contents

1. Soft Materials: Ultra-Flexible, Fluidic, Optoelectronically-Active Molecular/Polymeric Materials

A. Shinohara, C. Pan, and T. Nakanishi

2. Rigid–Flexible Hybrid Design for Photofunctional Molecules and Materials

S. Saito

3. Optical Microresonators from π-Conjugated Polymers

Y. Yamamoto

4. Hydrogen-Bond-Directed Nanostructurization of Oligothiophene Semiconductors for Organic Photovoltaics

X. Lin, H. Ouchi, and S. Yagai

5. Fundamental Optoelectronic Process in Polymer–Fullerene Heterojunctions

A. Saeki

6. Hard Materials: Near-Infrared Dyes Based on Ring-Expanded Porphyrins with No Meso-Bridges

T. Okujima

7. Gold Isocyanide Complexes Exhibiting Luminescent Mechanochromism and Phase Transitions

T. Seki and H. Ito

8. Thermally Activated Delayed Fluorescence (TADF) Materials for Organic Light-Emitting Devices

K. Matsuo, N. Aizawa, and T. Yasuda

9. α-Diketone-Type Precursors of Acenes for Solution-Processed Organic Solar Cells

M. Suzuki and H. Yamada

10. Photochemical Synthesis of Phenacenes and Their Application to Organic Semiconductors

H. Okamoto and Y. Kubozono

About the Editors

Hiroko Yamada received her PhD from Kyoto University, Japan, in 1992. She started her academic career in 1998 and became associate professor at Ehime University, Japan, in 2003. Currently, she is full professor at Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan. During 2006–2009, she was also a PRESTO researcher of JST. Her fields of research are organic chemistry, organic photochemistry, and organic electrochemistry.

Shiki Yagai received his PhD from Ritsumeikan University, Japan, in 2002 and became assistant professor at Chiba University, Japan, soon after. He subsequently became associate professor in 2010 and is currently full professor there. During 2006–2009, he was also a PRESTO researcher of Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST). The focus of his research is on supramolecular functional materials.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Chemistry / Organic