The Organic Nanomaterials for Electronics and Photonics (ONE-P) project, a three year project started in January 2009, will develop the missing high-performance, low-cost multifunctional materials and their process technology to strengthen industrialization of the electronics and photonics sector in Europe thanks to the synergy between academic and industrial research and the integration of complementary competences.
The consortium, composed of 28 partners located in 11 European countries, involves the major players in the field, comprising 8 industries, 5 research centers and 15 academic institutions. During the first year of the project, about 150 researchers involved in ONE-P have shown an effective integration, as illustrated by numerous transfers of materials, common publications, bilateral meetings, exchanges of personnel and conferences. PowerPoint presentation of ONE-P
The work plan is composed of five technical workpackages (WP) addressing the current material challenges:
- WP1 Charge transport and injection will develop organic semiconductors, dielectrics and conductors for air-stable circuits based on complementary logic;
- WP2 Detection and sensing will develop materials and nanostructures for low-cost photovoltaics and photodetectors, producing devices with performance which goes beyond the current state of the art;
- WP3 Light emission will develop a new generation of light emitters for organic light emitting diode architectures and light-emitting field-effects transistors;
- WP4 Functional self-assembled monolayers will develop self-assembled monolayers for application in functional opto-electronic interface devices (i) relevant to the other WPs and (ii) for the next generation of applications such as rectifiers, switches, ultra-capacitors and sensors.
- WP5 Continuous processing and technologies will develop processing methods upscalable to large area for continuous fabrication of multilayer functional material stacks and devices with electronic and photonic functionalities, using materials that include the novel materials developed in the other workpackages of the project.
And three horizontal workpackages, essential and ubiquitous for the whole project:
- WP6 Dissemination, exploitation and intellectual property
- WP7 Training
- WP8 Management and coordination
Technical WP1-4 will work with the same logic: developing new materials for applications. The work in these WPs will be to design molecules, synthesise them, investigate their structure-properties relationships and their added value when integrated into devices. The final goal being to improve the opto-electronic properties of devices based on organic materials, stable and easily processable, cheap and environmentally friendly. The two main factors that will be tailored to obtain electronic and/or photonic properties are the molecular structure and the order of molecules. WP5 will develop processing methods for materials of WP1-4 and thus will be very important to allow industrial applications of the new materials.