Structure and morphology of polymer thin films and related systems
Title: Structure and morphology of polymer thin films and related systems
SNIC Project: LiU-2016-00020-12
Project Type: LiU Compute
Principal Investigator: Igor Zozoulenko <igor.zozoulenko@liu.se>
Affiliation: Linköpings universitet
Duration: 2016-06-01 – 2021-06-01
Classification: 10304
Homepage: http://fe.itn.liu.se/orgel/
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Abstract

In the last twenty years the fields of organic electronics and organic bioelectronics has experienced a tremendous growth driven by the technological developments in the fabrication of conducting polymer films and advances in fabrication of various flexible organic devices. In these fields a conducting polymer PEDOT plays the same role as Si in semiconductor industry thanks to its unique material properties. Despite of this, very little (next to nothing) is known about its structure and morphology. In the present project we will perform Molecular Dynamics studies of PEDOT to answer the fundamental questions concerning its structure, morphology, porosity, ion diffusion, role of water, solvents and many others. The research is supported by grants from KWA, VR and Energimyndigheten. Currently, our group includes 3 postdocs and 1 Ph.D. students all working on various aspects of project; one more postdoc will join the group on January 1 2017. The present research project is performed in a very tight collaboration with experimental groups in the Laboratory of Organic Electronics where the input from the experiment provides a motivation for the theory, and, vice versa, the obtained theoretical results help to understand and design devices and materials with better performance.