RLE Research Groups

Organic and Nanostructured Electronics

We are large-area nanotechnologists developing practical devices and structures from physical insights discovered at the nanoscale. Our work demonstrates that nanoscale materials such as molecules, polymers, and nanocrystal quantum dots can be assembled into large area functional optoelectronic devices that surpass the performance of today’s state-of-the-art. We combine insights into physical processes within nanostructured devices, with advances in thin film processing of nanostructured material sets, to launch new technologies and glimpse into the polaron and exciton dynamics that govern the nanoscale.

Investigations:

Quantum Dot Light Emitting Diodes (QDLEDs)
Field Driven Electroluminescence

Quantum Dot Photovoltaics (QDPVs)
Ligand Exchange in PbS QDs
ZnO Nanowire QDPVs
Engineering energy barriers

Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS)
Contact Printed Gold Membrane
Squeezable Switch (Squish)

Organic Photvoltaics (OPVs)
Multijunction Organic PV
Organic PV on paper substrates

J-Aggregates and Optical Devices
J-Aggregate Photo-detector
Fluorescence Enhancement

The group is led by Professor Marc A. Baldo and Professor Vladimir Bulovic

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