31 Mar 2017
Kidde 228

Organic Electronic and Two-Dimensional Materials at Nano- and Macro-Scales

Professor Jeffrey M. Mativetsky (Binghamton University)

Organic semiconductors are finding their way into consumer electronics such as smart phones and curved televisions. The next generation of organic electronics promises to be low-cost, mechanically-flexible, printable, and have broader functionality, for example, for energy harvesting. Two-dimensional materials, such as graphene, have similar appeal for flexible device applications, although this area of research is still in its early stages. In this talk, I will discuss our recent investigations into the impact of nanoscale structuring on the electrical performance organic semiconductors and two-dimensional materials. One example will explain a counterintuitive optoelectronic response in nanostructured organic solar cells [1]. Another will introduce how nanoscale reduction of graphene oxide [2] can lead to enhanced transistor performance. 

Jeffrey Mativetsky is an Assistant Professor of Physics and Materials Science at Binghamton University (State University of New York) where he leads the Organic Electronics and Solar Cell Laboratory. His research focuses on the influence of nanoscale structuring on the electrical function of organic materials. He received his PhD in Physics from McGill University in 2006 and is the recipient of a National Science Foundation CAREER award, a Dreyfus Environmental Chemistry Fellowship (Princeton University, 2010-2012), and a Marie Curie Fellowship (University of Strasbourg, 2007-2010).

[1] S. J. Oh, J. B. Kim, J. M. Mativetsky, Y. L. Loo, C. R. Kagan, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 8, 28743 (2016)

[2] A. C. Faucett, J. M. Mativetsky, Carbon, 95, 1069 (2015)

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