This section is aimed to bring together researchers from different communities (physics, materials science, solid state chemistry, organic chemistry, biosciences, engineering, etc) with expertise in the areas of semiconductor physics, new materials for magnetic and optoelectronic properties, organic and polymer materials, electronic, photonic, magnetic and biomimetic nanosystems, solid state devices, device engineering, etc. This section cover all aspects of the field, from the synthesis of new organic materials and the optimization of devices to the mass manufacturing (including small organic molecules, polymeric materials, hybrid and composite materials), and will focus on the advanced processing methods, characterization and modelling of organic materials and functional organic semiconductor interfaces and their use as active elements in sensing systems.
Synthesis, characterization, and applications of carbon-based nanomaterials in electronics, optoelectronics and optics. Complex architectures, including inorganic or organic interface to enzymes, proteins and electron-relays that can be generated on the device surfaces for the development of electrically addressable devices for detection of DNA and other biological macromolecules will be of special interest.
Will focus on the design of nano-objects leading to advanced functional materials; analyze the relationship between the molecular or hybrid object and the macroscopic properties resulting from their assembly into layers or onto surfaces; will cover the progress in the design, manufacturing characterisation and applications of carbon nanotubes and graphene based materials; the description of organic interfaces by various types of investigations, characterization of electronic transport processes, linear and nonlinear optics; the performance of devices including (but not limited to) field-effect transistors (FETs) and light-emitting diodes (LEDs), our understanding of key organic semiconductor processes such as charge injection and transport; as well as computational modelling of organic interfaces on different length scales. Theoretical and technological issues of carbon-based nanomaterials such as graphene and carbon nanotubes relevant to material science and device fabrication will be considered.
Florin Stanculescu, University of Bucharest, Faculty of Physics, Romania
Florin Nastase, National Institute for Research and Development in Microtechnologies, Romania