The Printed and Molecular Electronics (PME) group is one of the groups active since 2010 in the Center for Nano Science and Technology @PoliMi (CNST) of the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia. PME aims at improving the knowledge on the opto-electronic properties of solution-processable semiconductors, in particular conjugated organic materials, and at taking full advantage of their printability in order to deliver applications in the large-area and flexible electronics fields. We are therefore interested in clarifying charge injection and transport properties in thin films of semiconducting polymers, but also in self-assembled monolayers, in order to build a rationale that would allow engineers to control these properties in electronic devices such as field-effect transistors, photodetectors, solar cells and a wide range of sensors. From an application point of view, we are interested in developing processes that could enable the wide-spread applications of flexible electronics, overcoming current limits in scalability, resolution and reliability.
Our activity therefore spans from the investigation of fundamental properties, where we are lead by curiosity, to applications, which is our final goal.