The interdisciplinary activities of the ONE (‘Organic + Nanostructured Electronics & Energy Conversion’) research group, have three complementary scopes :
- The study of fundamental structure-property relations (electro-optical properties, morphology,..) of novel organic based and nanostructured semiconducting materials using advanced characterisation techniques such as C-AFM, FTPS,.. in close collaboration with the ELPHYC-group.
- The preparation and characterisation of next generation (printable) electro-optical prototype devices (solar cells, LEDs, transistors, sensors, electrical nanowires,..) based on organic and metal oxide semiconductors.
- The study of photovoltaic energy conversion mechanisms in novel material systems and novel device concepts, development of prototype (printable) solar cells and the study of degradation mechanisms and lifetime prediction for novel generation solar cells (TF-Si, CIGS, organic, Grätzel, hybrid solar cells,..) .
The studied organic and nanostructured semiconductor materials include a.o. polymers, small molecules, fullerenes, graphene, diamond, inorganic nanoparticles, and semiconducting nanofibres synthesized from other IMO-IMOMEC groups. These materials are studied at molecular, film and device level.