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EPSRC Reference: GR/R97108/01
Title: Carbon Based Electronics: A National Consortium
Principal Investigator: Foord, Professor J
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Department: Oxford Chemistry
Organisation: University of Oxford
Scheme: Standard Research (Pre-FEC)
Starts: 01 August 2002 Ends: 30 September 2006 Value (£): 61,025
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Bioelectronic Devices Displays
Electronic Devices & Subsys. Materials Characterisation
Materials Processing Materials Synthesis & Growth
Optoelect. Devices & Circuits
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
Electronics
Related Grants:
GR/R97023/01 GR/R97030/01 GR/R97047/01 GR/R97054/01
GR/R97061/01 GR/R97078/01 GR/R97085/01 GR/R97092/01
GR/R97115/01 GR/R97122/01
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The national consortium brings together key players in the Uk to make available a wide range of techniques for fabrication and test of a range of highly innovative carbon based devices. It encompasses displays to power devices, MEM's to low cost electronics, and sensors to solar cells. the proposal covers devices made from a wide range of conjugated polymers, oligomers and organic molecules as well as the various forms of carbon: a-C, diamond, and nanotubes. The attainment of devices in materials which have high carrier mobilites and low densities of traps is the major focus of the work.Specific chemical treatments of diamond surfaces are well-known to induce p-type surface conductive layers which enable the fabrication of high performance electronic devices in this material. The stability of such devices are however not particularly high and one aspect of the programme will therefore be to investigate various approaches to improve the stability of such layers. Diamond has outstanding electrochemical properties which make it a candidate for a range of environmental and bio sensors. A second aspect of the programme will therefore be to develop further the technology for the fabrication of diamond microsensor devices for these chemical applications.
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