MATERIALS FOR NANOLITHOGRAPHY AND ORGANIC ELECTRONICS – About the Group

The Materials for Nanolithography and Organic Electronics Group is a research group within the Institute of Nanascience and Nanotechnology at National Centre for Scientific Research “Demokritos”. Our group consists of graduate students, post doctoral fellows and research staff, who are engaged in molecular materials that can play a functional role in electronic and photonic devices or can enable the efficient micro-nano fabrication of such devices. Some work focuses on the basic physics of materials having structural similarities and comparable or complementary properties with the molecular materials investigated, such as metal oxides and 2-D materials, while some other work focuses on the organic optoelectronic devices using these materials. In addition possibilities for applications in areas where related material requirements are encountered, as for instance in photocatalysis, biomaterials and industrial coatings, are investigated with collaborative partners.

Objectives

  • Research on materials for organic electronic devices of advanced performance
  • Research on photosensitive polymeric materials for micro-nanopatterning processes, drug delivery and organic coatings technologies

Main research activities

  • Interfacial Layers and Nanostructure Issues in Organic Optoelectronic Devices (Organic Solar Cells and Organic Light Emitting Diodes)
  • Polyoxometalates as Electron Transport Agents in Electronic Devices
  • Proton Conducting Polymeric Materials as Composite Dielectrics in Sensors and Memory Devices
  • Polymeric Materials for Nanopatterning and Light-Induced Processes Aiming at Applications in Optical Storage, MEMs, bio-MEMs and Drug Delivery

Teaching and Training Activities

M. Vasilopoulou, P. Dimitrakis, P. Argitis, “Organic Electronics”, Spring Semester Course of the Graduate Program “Microelectronics”, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Department of Informatics and Telecommunications

M. Vasilopoulou, P. Argitis, “Spectroscopy” and “Organic Electronics” Winter and Spring Semester Courses of the Graduate Program “Applied Optoelectronics”,INN Demokritos and University of Patras.

P. Argitis, “Polymers In Microelectronics:”, Part of “Polymers in Advanced Technologies”, Spring Semester Course of the Graduate Program “Polymer Science and Applications”, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Department of Chemistry