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Flexible and wearable organic and hybrid electronics and photonics

Integrating photonic functions with electronics may prompt progressing in several application fields (for example datacoms and telecoms, imaging and displays, and sensors).

In particular, the coupling of optoelectronic organic components with nanostructured hybrid systems open up new possibilities in nanophotonics as in the case of strong light confinement, filtering and extracting. Indeed, the inherent softness and flexibility of organic/hybrid materials and systems allow to expand the range of electronic application towards the development of flexible, conformable and wearable multifunctional optoelectronic and photonic devices.
The research activity of ISMN in this broad and emerging field is mainly focused to realize meaningful flexible and wearable electronics and photonics by the design, modeling, fabrication and implementation of:

(i) advanced multifunctional optoelectronic components based on organic and hybrid systems
(ii) 2D and 3D hybrid structures for controlling photonic processes and light handling in optoelectronic devices.

A specific activity is devoted to the development of high-performance bendable, large-area and low-cost OLEDs for general and mood lighting by merging conventional and proven technologies with disruptive approaches (e.g. substrate, architecture, hybrid processing, layouts).
Furthermore, other innovative class of multifunctional device platform such as Organic-Light Emitting Transistor (OLET) is intensively engineered and optimized in order to realize intense nanoscale light sources and highly integrated optoelectronic systems.
Indeed, the potentially higher external quantum efficiency and current density inherent in OLETs together with the possibility of monolithically integrating photonic components into field-effect planar architecture enables the realization of high add-value systems relevant for industrial applications such as display technology, health-monitoring and Lab-on-a-Chip devices for biodiagnostics and food-security.



Progetti Attivi

 AcronimoTitoloResponsabile scientifico


Phosphorene functionalization: a new platform for advanced multifunctional materials

Dr. Toffanin

Progetti Conclusi

 AcronimoTitoloResponsabile scientifico


Integratet Photonic Field-Effect Technology for bio-sensing functional components

Dr. Muccini


Biosensori elettronici ed elettrochimici

Dr. Muccini


Organic electrically pumped LASer by engineering of heterojunctions in field-effect devices

Dr. Muccini


Organic nanomaterials for electronics and photonics: Design, Synthesis, Charaterization,
processing, fabrication and application

PREMIALE Elettronica Organica

Biomateriali nanostrutturati intelligenti per applicazioni in ingegneria dei tessuti e teragnostica

Dr. Muccini


Low-cost / energy Efficient Oleds for lighting

Dr. Toffanin


Implementing the European Photonics21 PPP Strategy

Dr.ssa Gabriella Leo


Modelling stability of organic phosphorescent light emitting diodes

Dr. Pecchia
Dr. Mercuri

Other collaborations:

CEA - Commissariat à l’énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives. Grenoble
Swiss Center for Electronics and Microtechnology (CSEM) 
Institute for the organic synthesis and phoreactivity (ISOF-CNR): Manuela Melucci for the synthesis of organic compounds.
Institute for Microelectronics and Microsystems (IMM-CNR)
Italian Institute of Technology Center for Nanoscience and Technology (IIT)
Politecnico di Milano
Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca
Università del Salento
Swiss Center for Electronics and Microtechnology (CSEM)
University of Padova Department of Information Engineering
University of Modena and Reggio Emilia 
SAES Group