Nowadays, electronic and smart devices are spreading everywhere and are going to make sustainable smart life possible for all human beings. In D-POEM, we mainly focus on subjects that have to do with the new emerging materials in this field. Conjugated polymers and organic-inorganic hybrid materials are introducing new and very interesting applications. These materials are very interesting from different point of view. First, they can be processed from solution and this enables us to use simple and cheap chemical methods like spin-coating and printing procedures to fabricate functional thin films, without any need for very sophisticated and expensive systems and instruments. Second, their electronic properties, such as carrier mobility and the material’s band gap can be engineered/tuned by adding side chains and functional groups to the main chain of the conjugation using chemical synthesis procedures. These advantages give us opportunities to alter the electron transport/dynamic by blending different polymers with different functionalities and also to engineer the device structure. As it is clear from its name, the electron dynamic governs all the physical processes in these electronic materials. So, D-POEMS’ mission is to study new emerging electronic materials and their electron transport as they come in the form of electronic devices. Knowing the electrons behavior, and the material’s functionality, they can be used as part of electronic devices such as photovoltaics, light-emitting diodes, thermoelectrics, ferroelectrics, mem-ristors, etc.
The Device-Physics of Electronic Materials (D-POEM) group is the experimental condensed matter branch of the Physics Department at the IASBS. We study electron transport in organic and hybrid organic-inorganic nanostructured materials using experimental methods. Beside this, to deploy the physics of these materials we try to model the obtained measured results numerically. We aim to work on the state-of-the-art topics and materials that are used to make the new types of photovoltaics, light-emitting diodes, memristors, thermoelectrics, etc. For this, we have made several collaborations with some very prestigious groups in Iran and outside of Iran. Want to join? Contact us!