SOLution-borne materials for organic electronic Applications
The project is funded by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation.
To understand the role of the molecular interactions in polymer-polymer de-mixing during thin film formation, by monitoring it in-situ, imaging it at scales from nano- to micrometers, and modelling its dynamics.
To understand how molecular interactions can be manipulated by external stimuli with the goal to manipulate morphology.
To rationalize and optimize morphologies for optical and electronic properties of the films.
To develop solution formulations for sustainable coating processes using more environmental friendly solvents.
To develop tools to guide phase separation independent of deposition technique by controlling the drying kinetics.
To formulate guidelines for polymer design with the goal to form predictable morphologies.
A platform for Swedish OPV research cooperation and national meetings
Six PhD students at four Swedish universities with shared supervision
Investment in research equipment: Flash DSC and AFM-IR
Yearly autumn meeting at Karlstad University with all members of the projects.
Additional yearly PI meeting in the spring.
Short visits of PhD students to partner institutions.
Budget: 28 750 000 SEK
Partner Institutions: KaU, CTH, LiU, LU
Coordinator: Karlstad University