1st Edition

Organic Electronics Materials, Processing, Devices and Applications

Edited By Franky So Copyright 2010
    582 Pages 356 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    In the near future, organic semiconductors may be used in a variety of products, including flat-screen TVs, e-book readers, and third-generation organic photovoltaics applications, to name just a few. While organic electronics has received increased attention in scientific journals, those working in this burgeoning field require more in-depth coverage of the subject.

    Considering the rapid development in this field, Organic Electronics: Materials, Processing, Devices and Applications is a long-overdue assessment of state-of-the-art technology in organic electronics. This valuable reference harnesses the insight of various experts in the field, who contribute entire chapters on their area of specialty, covering chemistry and materials, fundamental physics, device processing, fabrication, and applications.

    Coverage includes cutting-edge advances in:

    • Organic vapor phase deposition to fabricate organic nanostructures
    • Organic semiconductor device physics
    • Organic thin film and vertical transistors
    • Organic photovoltaic cells
    • OLED technologies for flat panel displays and lighting

    With its detailed discussion of the latest developments in the field of organic semiconductor materials and devices, this versatile book is ideally suited as a reference tool for scientists, engineers, and researchers or as an overview for those new to the field. In either capacity, its broad range of material will serve as a base for the further development of new sciences and technologies in this area.

    Part I: Materials and Processing

    p-Conjugated Polymers for OLEDs, M. Tamilvanan and S.-H. Jin

    Organic Vapor-Phase Deposition, M. Shtein


    Part II: Device Physics

    Charge Transport and Injection in Amorphous Organic Semiconductors, S.C. Tse, C.H. Cheung, and S.K. So

    Magnetic Field Effects in Organic Semiconducting Materials and Devices, B. Hu and L. Yan

    Interface in Organic Semiconductor Devices: Dipole, Doping, Band Bending, and Growth, Y. Gao

    Interfaces in Organic Electronic Devices—New Insights to Traditional Concepts, M.-K. Fung, C.-S. Lee, and S.-T. Lee

    The Role of Homolytic Reactions in the Intrinsic Degradation of OLEDs, D.Y. Kondakov

    Materials and Interface Engineering in Organic Light-Emitting Diodes, F. Huang and A. K.-Y. Jen


    Part III: Organic Electronic Devices

    Microcavity Effects in Organic Light-Emitting Devices, C.-C. Wu and H.-W. Lin

    Vertical-Type Organic Transistors, Y. Watanabe, M. Nakamura, and K. Kudo

    Routes toward High-Efficiency Polymer Solar Cells, Y. Yang, Y. Yao, and G. Li

    Mixed Molecular Heterojunction Photovoltaic Cells, J. Xue

    Development of Polymer Semiconductors for Field-Effect Transistor Devices in Displays, R. Hamilton, M. Heeney, T. Anthopoulos, and I. McCulloch


    Part IV: Applications

    OLED Materials and Device Architectures for Full-Color Displays and Solid-State Lighting, T. K. Hatwar, M.E. Kondakova, D.J. Giesen, and J.P. Spindler

    Organic Light-Emitting Diodes and Photodetectors for Optical Communication, Y. Ohmori

    Organic Light-Emitting Diodes in Chemical and Biological Sensors, R. Shinar, Y. Cai, and J. Shinar


    Franky So received his BA in physics from Hamilton College, his MS in materials science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and his Ph.D in electrical engineering from the University of Southern California. After his graduation in 1991, he worked as a research scientist at the Hoechst Celanese Research Division studying high-speed polymer electro-optical modulators and organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs). In 1993, he joined the Motorola Phoenix Corporate Laboratories working on OLEDs for flat-panel displays. He later became the program manager responsible for the development of OLED technology. During his tenure at Motorola, he received the Distinguished Innovator Award and the Master Innovator Award. In 2001, So joined OSRAM Opto-Semiconductors and became the head of materials and devices research. He was responsible for managing the OLED R&D activities for flat-panel displays as well as solid state lighting. In the summer of 2005, he joined the faculty in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Florida. He currently works as an associate professor in the department. His research interests include electronic properties of organic semiconductor thin films, charge transport properties, device physics, organic-based light-emitting devices, organic photovoltaics, and organic sensors. Dr. So is currently an associate editor of the IEEE Journal of Display Technology and the journal Materials Science and Engineering Reports. Dr. So has more than 70 publications, holds more than 60 patents and is a Fellow of SPIE.