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"Organic electronics – From intrinsic material properties to selective sensors" by Raphael Pfattner (Mon, 11 Nov 2019)

The Seminars and Training Committee kindly invites you to the following ICMAB Periodical Lecture:

Organic electronics – From intrinsic material properties to selective sensors

by Raphael Pfattner, Nanomol Group, ICMAB-CSIC

Monday, 11 November 2019 @ 12 pm
ICMAB - Sala d'Actes Carles Miravitlles
31 October 2019


Most organic or plastic materials used in our daily life, for example bags, bottles or containers are insulators. We can modify them chemically and change their properties to almost anything we want. For example we can change their colour, make them flexible, electrically conductive or even biodegradable. There are many possible applications depending on the particular material property we choose to exploit.

In this talk I will describe some of these new materials, including for example small-molecules, polymers and carbon-nanotubes, and appealing new devices we can build with them. An important class of applications where these new materials can be used are sensors. We have made devices to measure deformation, pressure, temperature, humidity or radiation, among others. Depending on the specific material properties, applications in biosensors or human health care become possible.At the end of the talk I would like to give a short outlook on upcoming trends and future perspectives.


Dr. Pfattner studied Physics at Graz University of Technology, Austria working on polymer field-effect transistors during his master degree. In 2007 he joined NANOMOL at ICMAB for his doctoral degree in Materials Science. From 2014 to 2017 he worked in California, Stanford University on plastic electronics. From 2017 he continued his research on organic electronics at the ICMAB. During this time he made several other short research visits in both national and international research facilities. Dr. Pfattner’s main research interests include: Organic Field-Effect Transistors, Organic Semiconductors, Organic Metals, Charge Transport and Sensors.
Hosted by Marta Mas-Torrent, Nanomol Group, ICMAB-CSIC
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