Summer School of Polymer

Organic electronics and photonics have made significant advances in the last decade. This trend indicates an increase in the use of organic matter as active layers in devices with a variety of applications such as light emitting diodes, field-effect transistors, solar cells, all-optical switches, sensors and bio-simulators and actuators. Organic electronics is a field of materials science about the design, synthesis, application, and properties of organic molecules or polymers that exhibit desirable electronic properties such as resistivity and electrical conductivity. Unlike conventional inorganic conductors and semiconductors, organic electronics are made from organic molecules (carbon-based) or polymers, using synthetic methods in organic chemistry and polymer chemistry.

One of the advantages of using organic electronics is their low potential cost compared to traditional electronics. Other advantages of polymeric conductors include relatively high electrical conductivity and mechanical flexibility, easier processability, better scalability and lower weight. Some of them also have high thermal stability.