Designing Organic Electronics
Carbon-based materials inspire the next generation of electronics
- NC Carbon Materials Initiative: Materials Design, Processing, and Manufacturing
- July 2014 - June 2017
Carbon electronics may offer new opportunities to address energy, defense, and manufacturing challenges. Traditional silicon-based materials are rapidly approaching their fundamental limits in terms of miniaturization and capacity. The work of Professor Ade and his colleagues will focus on carbon materials characterization and manufacturing. Investigators envision fundamental science advances that will open the door to revolutionary computing approaches, truly renewable energy sources, and self-sustaining systems such as self-powered greenhouses and integrated solar cell/algae growth ponds.
- Silicon-based materials have reached their theoretical limits; we need a new material to address growing technology needs.
- Ade and his team will develop new carbon materials and build specialized instrumentation to characterize the materials.
- Unique collaborative effort will bring together expert researchers and highly specialized instrumentation to bring NC to the forefront of this field.