on January 21, 2020
Published on May 23, 2021 Updated on February 8, 2022

Guest Lecture: Demetrio da Silva Filho

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Organic Semiconductors: Research and Applications

Demetrio da Silva Filho, professor of physics and head of the materials structure department at the University of Brasilia, fellow-in-residence at CY AS, invited by laboratory LPPI

Organic semiconductors are known for more than a century but it was only in the past 30 years that intense research has been conducted to move it to practical applications. One of the promising applications, Organic Light-Emitting Diodes,  is already a part of our daily lives. On the other hand, organic photovoltaics is still struggling to reach the performance necessary for commercialization.

 In this talk, after providing a brief introduction to this novel class of materials and its potentials, I will discuss how I have been using Quantum Chemistry to do research geared toward the understanding of the mechanisms behind the operation of these devices in order to improve performance.

 I will wrap-up presenting the topic that brought me to this program: Hybrid Perovskites.  This will be the main focus of my research in the next months.


 

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Date: Tuesday, January 21, 2020 from 12:30 to 14:00

Venue: Maison internationale de la recherche, Neuville-sur-Oise.