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Opto-electronics

image: Opto-electronics%281%29Organic electronics research within the MRI is primarily focused around the dedicated organic electronics clean room facilities. Usage of these facilities is focused on spin injection in organic systems and muon spectroscopy. This has enabled us to become one of the world leaders in organic spintronics and spin-interactions in organic electronics and establish a joint Research Institute at Sichuan University. We are also active in large-area transparent-conducting electronics. Future development will include organic photonics based on recent work on organic optical amplifiers. 

Key Publications

  • Ye HQ, Li Z, Peng Y, Wang CC, Li TY, Zheng YX, Sapelkin A, Adamopoulos G, Hernández I,Wyatt PB and Gillin WP (2014). Organo-erbium systems for optical amplification at telecommunications wavelengths. Nat. Mater vol. 13, 382-386 10.1038/NMAT3910
  • Hernández I, Pathumakanthar N, Wyatt PB and Gillin WP (2010). Cooperative infrared to visible up conversion in Tb3+, Eu3+, And Yb3+ containing polymers. Adv Mater  vol. 22, (47) 5356-5360. 10.1002/adma.201002674
  • Schulz L, Nuccio L, Willis M, Desai P, Shakya P, Kreouzis T, Malik VK, Bernhard C, Pratt FL, Morley NA, Suter A, Nieuwenhuys GJ, Prokscha T, Morenzoni E, Gillin WP and Drew AJ (2011). Engineering spin propagation across a hybrid organic/inorganic interface using a polar layer. Nat Mater  vol. 10, (3) 10.1038/nmat2962