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Title: Unconventional Hybrid Materials for Electronics: From Printable Transistors to Plastic Solar Cells
Originating Office: IAS
Speaker: Marks, Tobin
Issue Date: 16-Nov-2011
Event Date: 16-Nov-2011
Group/Series/Folder: Record Group 8.15 - Institute for Advanced Study
Series 3 - Audio-visual Materials
Location: 8.15:3 box 1.7
Notes: IAS Distinguished Lecture.
Abstract: This lecture focuses on the challenging design and realization of new materials for creating unconventional electronic structures, illustrating with two topics. The first part deals with methods to achieve high-throughput printing of electronic circuitry. Materials design topics include: 1) Rationally designed high-mobility p- and n-type organic semiconductors for printed organic CMOS, 2) Polycrystalline and amorphous oxide semiconductors for transparent and mechanically flexible electronics, 3) Self-assembled high-k nanodielectrics enabling ultra-large capacitance, low leakage, high breakdown fields, minimal trapped interfacial charge, and radiation hardness, 4) Combining these materials sets to fabricate high-performance thin-film transistor-based devices.
The second topic deals with organic solar cells and the challenge of molecularly tailored interfaces to modulate charge transport across hard matter-soft matter interfaces. Such interfacial tailoring can also control carrier-trapping defects at such interfaces and stabilize them with respect to physical/thermal decohesion. Challenges and opportunities are illustrated in: 1) charge transport across hard matter-soft matter interfaces in electroluminescent devices, 2) charge transport across hard matter-soft matter interfaces in organic photovoltaic cells, 3) charge transport to unconventional electrodes. Interface engineering along with improved bulk-heterojunction polymers yields plastic solar cells with efficiencies as high as 5.6% - 7.6%, along with greater cell durability.
Tobin Marks is Vladimir N. Ipatieff Professor of Chemistry and Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Northwestern University. He received a BS degree in Chemistry from the University of Maryland (1966) and PhD from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1971) in Inorganic Chemistry. His research interests include transition metal and f element organometallic chemistry; catalysis; vibrational spectroscopy; nuclear magnetic resonance; synthetic facsimiles of metalloprotein active sites; carcinostatic metal complexes; solid state chemistry and low-dimensional molecular metals; nonlinear optical materials; polymer chemistry; tetrahydroborate coordination chemistry; macrocycle coordination chemistry; laser-induced chemistry and isotope separation; molecular electro-optics; metal-organic chemical vapor deposition; polymerization catalysis; printed flexible electronics; solar energy; and transparent conductors.
Prof Marks has received American Chemical Society Awards in Polymeric Materials, 1983; Organometallic Chemistry, 1989; Inorganic Chemistry, 1994; Chemistry of Materials, 2001; Distinguished Service in Inorganic Chemistry, 2008; Organic Chemistry (Cope Senior Scholar), 2010. He received the 2000 American Chemical Society Cotton Medal; 2001 American Chemical Society Willard Gibbs Medal; 2001 N. American Catalysis Society Burwell Award; 2001 American Chemical Society Linus Pauling Medal; 2002 American Institute of Chemists Gold Medal; 2003 German Chemical Society Karl Ziegler Prize; 2004 Royal Society of Chemistry Frankland Medal, 2005 American Chemical Society Bailar Medal; Member, US National Academy of Sciences (1993); Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences (1993), Member, German National Academy of Sciences (2005); Fellow, Royal Society of Chemistry (2005); US National Medal of Science (2007); Fellow, Chemical Research Society of India (2008); Fellow, Materials Research Society (2009): Honorary Fellow, Indian Academy of Sciences (2010). He received the 2008 Spanish Principe de Asturias Prize for Scientific Research; 2009 North American Catalysis Society Pines Award; 2009 Taylor Materials Research Award, Penn. State University; 2009 Von Hippel Award, Materials Research Society; 2010 American Chemical Society Nichols Medal; 2010 Distinguished Affiliated Professor Award and Wilhelm Manchot Prize, Technical University of Munich; the 2010 American Chemical Society Mosher Award; the 2011 Schulich Prize, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology; and the 2011 Dreyfus Prize in the Chemical Sciences. He received honorary Doctor of Science honoris causa, from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, 2011 and the University of South Carolina, 2011.
Prof Marks has published over 1025 papers and holds 202 US patents. His current h-index is 115.
Duration: 93 min.
Appears in Series:8.15:3 - Audio-visual Materials
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