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Over the last 20 years, tremendous progress has been achieved in the design and fabrication of organic electronic devices. High performance LEDs, transistors, and memory devices—the materials science journals have it all! Follow the continuing progress and the latest breakthroughs in the field of organic electronics in our top-quality journals.

Daniele Braga, Gilles Horowitz
High-Performance Organic Field-Effect Transistors
Adv. Mater., DOI: 10.1002/adma.200802733

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Highly Luminescent 4′-(4-ethynylphenyl)-2,2’:6’,2’’-Terpyridine Derivatives as Materials for Potential Applications in Organic Light Emitting Diodes

Highly Luminescent 4′‐(4‐ethynylphenyl)‐2,2’:6’,2’’‐Terpyridine Derivatives as Materials for Potential Applications in Organic Light Emitting Diodes

Novel soluble derivatives of 4’-(4-ethynylphenyl)-2,2’:6’,2’’-terpyridine are developed, synthesized and thoroughly characterized. New molecules are molecular glasses with high thermal stability and efficient luminophores with high photoluminescence quantum yield approaching 80%. The electroluminescence of all compounds is tested in diodes in a guest-host configuration. They present PL radiation with Φ in the range of 22–58% with a maximum of emission band from 369 to 459 nm. Obtained data are supported by the theoretical study.

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Dawid Zych, Aneta Slodek, Marek Matussek, Michał Filapek, Grażyna Szafraniec-Gorol, Stanisław Krompiec, Sonia Kotowicz, Mariola Siwy, Ewa Schab-Balcerzak, Katarzyna Bednarczyk, Marcin Libera, Karolina Smolarek, Sebastian Maćkowski, Witold Danikiewicz
ChemistrySelect, September 21, 2017, https://doi.org/10.1002/slct.201701415 Read article

Constructing a Strongly Absorbing Low-Bandgap Polymer Acceptor for High-Performance All-Polymer Solar Cells

Constructing a Strongly Absorbing Low‐Bandgap Polymer Acceptor for High‐Performance All‐Polymer Solar Cells

Energy conversion: Embedding an acceptor–donor–acceptor-structured organic semiconductor building block into a polymer main chain creates an excellent low-band-gap polymer acceptor with red-shifted absorption and high absorption coefficient. The polymer acceptor provides a record-high power conversion efficiency of 9.19 % for all-polymer solar cells.

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Zhi-Guo Zhang, Yankang Yang, Jia Yao, Lingwei Xue, Shanshan Chen, Xiaojun Li, William Morrison, Changduk Yang, Yongfang Li
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., September 19, 2017, https://doi.org/10.1002/anie.201707678 Read article

Controlling Molecular Doping in Organic Semiconductors

Controlling Molecular Doping in Organic Semiconductors

Strong interactions between molecular dopants and organic semiconductor morphology are often responsible for charge trapping and low doping efficiency. This study reviews how solution-processing techniques can control these interactions and render them useful for engineering diffusion rates, doping gradients, and film topography. These breakthroughs suggest new roles for molecular doping in device fabrication as well as function.

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Ian E. Jacobs, Adam J. Moulé
Adv. Mater., September 15, 2017, https://doi.org/10.1002/adma.201703063 Read article

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