The Max Planck Research Group (formerly "Independent Junior Research Group") Organic Electronics at the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research in Stuttgart was established in August 2005.
Research focuses on novel functional organic materials and on the manufacturing and characterization of organic and nanoscale electronic devices, such as high-performance organic thin-film transistors, carbon nanotube field-effect transistors, inorganic semiconductor nanowire field-effect transistors, and organic/inorganic hybrid radial superlattices.
Of particular interest is the use of molecular self-assembled monolayers in functional electronic devices. We are developing materials and manufacturing techniques that allow the use of high-quality self-assembled monolayers as the gate dielectric in low-voltage organic and inorganic field-effect transistors and low-power integrated circuits on flexible substrates. We are also studying the use of self-assembled monolayers for the preparation of nano-scale organic/inorganic superlattices that exhibit unique electrical, optical, and mechanical properties.
Scientific work in organic electronics is highly interdisciplinary and involves the design, synthesis and processing of functional organic and inorganic materials, the development of advanced micro- and nanofabrication techniques, device and circuit design, and materials and device characterization.