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EPSRC Reference: GR/R97122/01
Title: Carbon Based Electronics: A National Consortium
Principal Investigator: Sirringhaus, Professor H
Other Investigators:
Huck, Professor W Friend, Professor Sir R
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Department: Physics
Organisation: University of Cambridge
Scheme: Standard Research (Pre-FEC)
Starts: 01 October 2002 Ends: 31 May 2006 Value (£): 229,315
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Bioelectronic Devices Displays
Electronic Devices & Subsys. Materials Characterisation
Materials Processing Materials Synthesis & Growth
Optoelect. Devices & Circuits
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Related Grants:
GR/R97092/01 GR/R97108/01 GR/R97061/01 GR/R97085/01
GR/R97054/01 GR/R97115/01 GR/R97023/01 GR/R97047/01
GR/R97078/01 GR/R97030/01
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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.In order to achieve higher mobilities in thin film transistor devices and gain a deeper understanding of the device physics of polymer transistors, Cambridge Physics and Chemistry will investigate the epitaxial growth of microcrystalline semiconducting polymers on highly oriented, crystalline substrates, such as highly oriented, crystalline polymer substrates or dense, crystalline self-assembled monolayers. The evolution of the structural and electronic properties of microcrystalline properties with increasing degree of polymer ordering will be followed by scanning Kelvin probe microscopy. The project will be highly collaborative : Knowledge about the electronic structure of microcrystalline soft and hard carbon materials will be combined. Experimental techniques will be shared, and novel transistor device architectures will be developed.
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