About the Project
Today, one of the major factors limiting the development of printed optoelectronics with 2D printers, and in the future with 3D printers, is the lack of cheap and stable printing inks on the market. This technology, in comparison to traditional technologies, e.g. lithographic process, does not require so much energy and extensive investment in infrastructure, therefore making it a cheaper alternative. This formulates the sufficient reason for the search of inexpensive and modern materials, and innovative production technologies for optoelectronic devices.
The project sets up to develop innovative inks with organic-inorganic hybrid polymer nanomaterials for printing of optoelectronic devices, primarily photovoltaic cells.
The typical hybrid polymer materials consist of polymers with conductive properties and inorganic semiconductive nanoparticles. As a result of combining these two components, new materials are obtained with good conductive properties with additional unique optical, mechanical, and plastic characteristics. Another important advantage of these materials is the possibility of creating P-N heterobonding in one layer, which is the basis of the structure and operation of the majority of optoelectronic devices.
About the Programme
The project Organo-inorganic functional nanomaterials for printed optoelectronics 2D and 3D; (no. LIDER/009/185/L-5/13/NCBR/2014) is carried out within the 5th edition of the LIDER programme financed by the National Centre for Research and Development in Poland.
The LIDER programme is one of the most important programmes whose goal is to support young scientists in carrying out innovative projects and in gaining experience in forming and managing a research team. The programme also stimulates cooperation between scientists and entrepreneurs by conducting research with developmental and commercial potential. Additionally, it encourages mobility between sectors, universities, and research facilities. The maximal amount of the fund of the project is PLN1.2 mil.
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