Special Issue "Synthesis, Characterization and Development of Novel Functional Materials, from Conjugated Polymer to Single Walled Carbon Nanotubes: A Themed Issue Dedicated to Professor Ullrich Scherf"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 29 February 2024 | Viewed by 8753
Interests: conjugated molecules; lead halide perovskites; amplified spontaneous emission; confocal spectroscopy
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Special Issue in Applied Sciences: Halide Perovskites as Emergent Semiconductors: Materials Preparation, Basic Physics and Possible Applications
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Interests: optical and transport properties of organic and hybrid semiconductors; nanomaterials
The synthesis of novel functional materials is a key step for the development of electronic and optoelectronic devices with unprecedented properties. In particular, in the last few decades, conjugated polymers have emerged as very promising materials able to combine easy deposition, processing, and wide chemical flexibility, typical of polymers, with optoelectronic properties close to the one of inorganic semiconductors.
In some cases, the chemical flexibility and the conformation of these macromolecules are used in surprising ways. An example of these un-orthodox uses is the so-called polymer-wrapping technique that is used nowadays as one of the best ways to select semiconducting single walled nanotubes of narrow chirality distribution.
An enormous contribution to this wide and interesting field has been made through the research of Prof. Ullrich Scherf.
Prof. Dr. Ullrich Scherf graduated in chemistry in 1983 from the Friedrich Schiller University in Jena, Germany, where he obtained his Ph.D. in 1988 on the synthesis of PPV-type organic semiconductors and carbonization of polymer films. In the meantime, he was on a research stay at the Tbilisi State University in 1987.
He then worked for one year Heinz Penzlin at the Institute for Animal Physiology of the Saxonian Academy of Sciences in Leipzig isolating and characterizing cockroach hormones.
From 1990 to 1992 he worked as a scholarship holder of the Chemical Industry Association at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research in Mainz under Klaus Müllen, and completed his habilitation in 1996 on polyarylene-type ladder polymers.
From 1992 to 2000 he was Senior Researcher at the Max-Planck-Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz. In 2000 he followed a call to the University of Potsdam, Germany, for a professorship for polymer chemistry. In 2002, he became full professor for Macromolecular Chemistry at Bergische Universitat Wuppertal, Germany. In 2010, he became managing director of the Institute for Polymer Technology at the Bergische Universität.
He has published over 700 refereed papers and he received many awards, like the Meyer-Struckmann Research Award in 1998, the Odysseus Prize in 2010, while in 2011 he was ranked 26th in the global Top 100 Material Scientists ranking by Thomson Reuters.
Molecules is highly pleased to host a Special Issue honoring Prof. Ullrich Scherf for his outstanding achievements in developing a novel functionalized conjugated polymer for different applications, to inspire basic science experiments as well as the development of electronic, optoelectronic and photonic devices based on these materials.
Dr. Marco Anni
Prof. Dr. Maria Antonietta Loi
Prof. Dr. Uli Lemmer
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- Functional conjugated macromolecules
- Optoelectronic applications of functional conjugated macromolecules
- Organic lasers
- Organic transistors
- Organic light emitting diodes
- Carbon nanotubes