ADACHI Molecular Exciton Engineering

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Research Director: Chihaya ADACHI
Professor/Director, Center for Organic Photonics and Electronics Research, Kyushu University
Research Term: 2013-2018


Organic materials are extremely attractive because of their unlimited molecular structures and are expected to be of great use in optoelectronic applications, as demonstrated by the recent success of organic light-emitting diodes. In our ERATO project, we will explore novel molecular excitonic processes in organic thin films and pioneer their related basic photophysics, device physics, and materials science. We will develop ways to engineer excitons and control properties and processes in organic materials including the energy levels of singlet and triplet excited states, radiative and non-radiative decay, and exciton diffusion, fission, and annihilation. Through this molecular exciton engineering, we aim to develop new, innovative organic-based optoelectronic devices such as organic semiconductor lasers, memories, energy harvesting devices, and transistors. Furthermore, we will also study nanofabrication aimed at extracting undeveloped exciton abilities and processes in bio-related systems with an emphasis on photophysical aspects. We hope our project will launch a new generation of molecular exciton science and related industries.



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Center for Organic Photonics and Electronics Research, Kyushu University
744 Motooka, Nishi-ku, Fukuoka 819-0395, Japan

Research Manager: Mayumi KUDO
Administrative Staff: William POTSCAVAGE, Rei SASAGAWA, Makiko KOGO, Mihoko MATSUO


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