Research Activities

Outline

Organic materials composed of common elements—such as carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen—have been recently demonstrated to provide superior semiconductors and ferroelectrics by means of tactical material design that induces functionalities due to active π - electrons and protons. As these organic electronic materials can be processed at room temperature and at ambient pressure during the fabrication of devices, they are regarded as the most promising materials to be used as active components of future flexible electronics devices that have a large-area, are light and thin, and have bendable characteristics. In order to realize flexible electronics products by using organic semiconductors, our research team is tackling the following three research subjects while positioning advanced condensed matter physics, chemistry, and electronic engineering as our bases:

  1. Exploration of functional materials :Development of highly-functional, high-performance organic electronic materials that are suitable for printing processes
  2. Innovative printing processes :Development of innovative printing processes that take advantage of the characteristics of organic materials
  3. Microscopic evaluations :Development of microscopic evaluation methods of organic electronics devices that are indispensable for improving and stabilizing device performance