Modelling Electroactive Conjugated Materials at the Multiscale

1 Oct 2006 - 31 March 2010

Modecom is a €1.3M three-year project undertaken by an international consortium of researchers covering 3 continents which could help bring to mass market organic light emitting devices (OLEDs), which could have far reaching technological implications and cut the cost of lighting by billion of pounds each year. The Executive Summary of the project can be downloaded by clicking here.

OLED lighting - organic because the films that emit light contain hydrogen and carbon atoms - could be incorporated into fabrics, furniture and other items. Because the devices are thin and flexible, lighting and electronic display screens can for the first time be created on virtually any material, meaning that clothes and packaging can display electronic information. Further information on organic devices can be obtained from
printed electronics world
veritas et visus (UK displays technology)

This research will aid the understanding of solar cells. Solar cells, or photovoltaics, convert light to electricity and are used to power many devices, from calculators to satellites.

Other areas studied by Modecom are the polymer materials used in plastic electronics and sensors in applications such as electronic paper and intelligent labels on groceries.

The Modecom consortium has made studies from the molecular to the mesoscopic level and looked at the workings of the device as a whole. It has produced many high quality publications: see the list on the publications page

Modecom has featured in the international press:
click on our publicity web page for further details and animations of organic device applications

This website will be maintained until 1 July 2013 now that the project has finished.

Diving watch showing
OLED display with 180
degree viewing angle

Polymers in liquid form

Above images courtesy Cambridge Display Technology

Philips OLED lamp called EDGE
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