Prof. Xu has been awarded a CRF Funding of HK$4,000,000 for his group research project.
Collaborative Institutions: CUHK, PolyU, HKUST, CityU, UWO
Project Title: Interface Engineering for Organic Transistors: Materials, Fabrication, Characterization, and Application
Organic semiconductors are of considerable scientific and technological significance. A fundamental understanding of electrical, mechanical, and optical properties of organic thin films is vital in many applications, including organic light emitting devices (OLEDs), organic field effect transistors (OFETs), RFID transceivers, biosensors and hybrid solar cells. This project is focused on the interface engineering of organic transistors that are the key components of large area, flexible, and low-cost organic electronics. Understanding the interface properties of OFETs is essential to device design and will lead to high performance and efficiency. The project involves the collaboration among experts in synthetic chemistry, materials science, physical characterization and measurements, and device physics and engineering, from four Hong Kong universities. It, if successful, will provide an excellent example of the interdisciplinary research.