Design and synthesis of materials for electronics

Organic electronics, plastic electronics or polymer electronics, is a branch of electronics dealing with conductive polymers and conductive small molecules. It is called 'organic' electronics because the polymers and small molecules are carbon-based. This contrasts with traditional electronics, which relies on inorganic conductors and semiconductors, such as copper and silicon, respectively.

Conductive polymers are organic polymers that conduct electricity. Such compounds may have metallic conductivity or can be semiconductors. The biggest advantage of conductive polymers is their processability, mainly bydispersion. Conductive polymers are generally not thermoplastics, i.e., they are not thermoformable. But, like insulating polymers, they are organic materials. They can offer high electrical conductivity but do not show similar mechanical properties to other commercially available polymers. The electrical properties can be fine-tuned using the methods of organic synthesis and by advanced dispersion techniques.

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Selected publications

Zn-complex based on oxadiazole/carbazole structure: synthesis, optical and electric properties
S Concilio, V Bugatti, HC Neitzert, G Landi, A De Sio, J Parisi, S Piotto, ...
Thin Solid Films, 2014

Optical properties of ionic liquid passivated CdSe/ZnS quantum dots dispersed in POC copolymer
C Borriello, S Concilio, C Minarini, S Piotto, T Luccio
Polymer Composites 34 (9), 1471-1476, 2013

Synthesis and Characterization of New Photoluminescent Oxadiazole/Carbazole-Containing Polymers
V Bugatti, P Iannelli, SP Piotto
International Journal of Polymer Science 2010

Synthesis and characterization of new electroluminescent molecules containing carbazole and oxadiazole units
V Bugatti, S Concilio, P Iannelli, SP Piotto, S Bellone, M Ferrara, ...
Synthetic metals 156 (1), 13-20, 2006

Synthesis and characterization of segmented liquid crystalline polymers with the azo group in the main chain
D Acierno, E Amendola, V Bugatti, S Concilio, L Giorgini, P Iannelli, ...
Macromolecules 37 (17), 6418-6423, 2004

Synthesis and characterization of alkene-extended tetrathiafulvalenes with lateral alkyne appendages
MB Nielsen, JP Gisselbrecht, N Thorup, SP Piotto, C Boudon, M Gross
Tetrahedron letters 44 (35), 6721-6723, 2003

Third-order nonlinear optical properties of in-backbone substituted oligo (triacetylene) chromophores
I Biaggio, P G√ľnter, SP Piotto, MJ Edelmann, JM Raimundo, F Diederich
JOSA B 20 (8), 1656-1660, 2003