MA02.02.05 : Intrinsic Material Properties as a Guide to Organic Semiconductor Processing

4:00 PM–4:30 PM Apr 3, 2018

PCC West, 100 Level, Room 102 BC

Chad Snyder1

1, NIST, Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States

The emerging flexible and printed electronics industry has arrived, but there are still a number of challenges. Some examples of the challenges unique to organic semiconductors (polymers and small molecules) include poor reproducibility and process-dependent properties, an ever-increasing catalog of new materials to characterize, the richness of the material-specific phase behavior, and the complexities in these materials of local vs. global order. The intrinsic properties of these materials provide a path to disentangling the complexities as long as the properties can be measured or predicted. Here, we discuss advances made in our laboratory in characterizing the intrinsic material properties of organic semiconductors and provide examples of how to combine these properties to disentangle the complexities associated with systems based upon the organic semiconductors.