Project TitleOrganic Semiconductor Formulations for Improved Manufacturing Capabilities
Track Code2011-041
Short Description

Polymeric and molecular semiconductors with manufacturing feasibility advantages.

#devices #materials #semiconductor #optoelectronic


Organic semiconductors have successfully been used to generate electronic, optical, or optoelectronic devices. To be viable for commercial application, however, the manufacture of these entities needs to be highly feasible and cost-effective – features that have proven somewhat elusive in production involving organic semiconductor materials. Northwestern investigators have developed polymeric and molecular semiconductors using a variety of formulas that exhibit good semiconductor performance in addition to manufacturing feasibility advantages, such as solution processability. The materials produced can be used to fabricate a variety of devices with organic semiconductor capabilities, such as photovoltaic devices, transistors, and light-emitting diodes.

TagsDEVICES: optoelectronic, MATERIALS: semiconductor
Posted DateJul 23, 2013 11:53 AM


Antonio Facchetti
Tobin J. Marks*
Hiroyhuki Miyauchi

Pierre-Luc Boudreault


Organic semiconductors for use in fabrication of transistors and other devices


  • Good performance, exhibiting one or more of the following properties: large hole mobility, large electron mobility, low threshold voltages, and high current on-off ratios
  • Ease of manufacture through solution-based processing


IP Status

Issued U.S. Patent 8,754,188

Contact Information

Zach Brown, PhD
Invention Associate
(p) 847.491.4629