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Scientific discussion meeting organised by Professor Andrew Monkman and Professor Sir Richard Friend FREng FRS

Event details

Organic electronics now supports a rapidly growing industry, including organic light-emitting diode, OLED, displays as used in cell phone displays and up-market TVs.  This has been enabled both by successful engineering of materials and devices, and also, through the design of new device architectures that allow control of electron spin.  This is a rapidly moving field, and some recent advances in the basic semiconductor science are likely to enable new applications.

This meeting will focus on the role of the spin state of the bound electron-hole pairs (excitons) that provide light emission in LEDs or separate to give free charge in solar cells.  It is centred on two recent developments.  Using materials engineered to reduce the spin exchange energy, spin triplet excitons can be harnessed for efficient light generation in LEDs.  Conversely, large exchange energies can allow splitting of singlet excitons to pairs of spin-entangled triplet excitons that can be harnessed in solar cell architectures that may exceed the single-junction Shockley-Queisser limit.

View the draft meeting programme

Biographies of the organisers and speakers will be made available shortly. The recorded audio of the presentations can be found below, and the papers relating to the meeting have been published in Philosophical Transactions A.

Attending this event

This event is intended for researchers in relevant fields and is free to attend. There are a limited number of places and registration is essential. An optional lunch is offered and should be booked during registration (all major credit cards accepted).

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