Public lecture: Organic Electronic Materials: a Licence to Print Money
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- Part of the Dillon Steele Lecture series, this will be presented by Professor Andrew Holmes, School of Chemistry, University of Melbourne and CSIRO Materials Science and Engineering.
Polymers (plastics) are usually regarded as insulating materials. However, this view of polymers was turned on its head when it was discovered that certain kinds of polymers can be made to conduct electricity as efficiently as metallic copper. They can also be used as semiconductors. Imagine a plastic sandwich being connected to a battery and giving out light. This talk will illustrate the electronics revolution in which organic materials can be printed on plastic and used in TVs, solar cells and as transistors. The ultimate goal of the work is to print solar cells on polymer substrates in a manner similar to the current technology for printing the Australian polymer banknote.
Drinks will be served following the lecture, so please RSVP using the URL listed above.
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