OLED-displays is one example which is in the game and already on the market as well, for example in the latest generation of Smartphones, having so much usage to be on the front foot.

The science is really subjective in its application, and that is why there is always more of it. As long as there is mankind to fill the void, there will be some or the other scientific resurrections. Organic electronics is also such a branch of material science concerning the design, synthesis, characterization, and application of those organic small molecules or polymers that eructs and shows desirable electronic properties such as conductivity. Unlike the so called conventional inorganic conductors and semiconductors, organic electronic materials are constructed from organic (carbon-based), mostly small molecules or polymers using synthetic strategies, which are precisely developed in the context of organic and polymer chemistry. One taken upon as of the promised benefits of organic electronics is their potential of being such low cost compared to traditional inorganic electronics. The most affected properties of polymeric conductors include their electrical conductivity that can be varied by the concentrations of pants do in a very subtle manner.

A majority of our everyday electronics are mostly based on inorganic semiconductors, such as silicon. Significant to their function is a process called doping, which involves weaving impurities into the semiconductor to enhance its electrical conductivity.

It is this that allows various components in solar cells and LED screens to work in a very much assertive manner. When it comes to organic electronics, carbon-based semiconductors per se, this doping process is similarly of extreme importance. Since the first discovery of electrically conducting plastics and polymers, an unknown yet fascinating field for which a Nobel Prize was awarded in 2000, research and development of organic electronics has accelerated. OLED-displays is one example which is in the game and already on the market as well, for example in the latest generation of Smartphones. Other applications have not yet been fully realized, due in part to the fact that organic semiconductors have so far not been efficient enough. But now, in an article in the scientific journal Nature Materials, Professor Christian Muller and his group, along with colleagues from seven other universities as well, demonstrate that it is possible to move two electrons to every dopant molecule with an optimistic outcome.

It is also not a hidden fact, that “the whole research field has been totally focused on studying materials, which only allows one redox reaction per molecule to bring out the best. We have to choose at a different type of polymer, with lower ionization energy. “From the day our beloved OLED displays came into existence, the development has come far enough that they are already on the market. But for other technologies to succeed and make it to market something extra is needed. With organic solar cells, for example, or electronic circuits built of organic material, we need the ability to dope certain components to the same extent as silicon-based electronics. Our approach is a step in the right direction,” says Christian Muller.

Sarath Chandran, Team  AICRA FutureTech

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