IISc, Bengaluru

Fellow 2021 Chemistry


Inaugural Lectures by Fellows/Associates

Coherent Processes and Other Emerging Trends in Molecular Semiconductors

A rapid improvement in performance of organic solar cells, light-emitting diodes and field-effect transistors largely originate from the successful development of new molecular semiconductors. However, the fundamental question still remains related to the unequal mobility of hole and electron in π-conjugated polymers. A rational design of polymers is necessary to target n-type stable polymers, which can work in ambient processing conditions. Our laboratory employs a molecular engineering approach to develop high charge carrier n-type polymers for enhancing the performance of optoelectronic devices. In this talk, the speaker will present the integrated approach to materials design forcoherent transport in molecular semiconductors. Specific emphasis will be placed on the molecular design principle to rationally develop the molecular semiconductorsfor singlet fission, high performance organic solar cells with coherent transport.