ONELAB-KNU

Organic Nanoelectronics Laboratory - ONELAB

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ONELAB was founded in 2007 by Prof. Youngkyoo Kim who joined the Department of Chemical Engineering, Kyungpook National University. ONELAB dreams of creative organic devices based on new organic semiconducting materials and device structures, which can create future fields of science and technology.

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"Organic Electronics" provides exciting new research fields since it makes Organic Materials act positively as a key component in devices. As well understood in chemistry, organic materials can be designed and synthesized into various shapes in order to exhibit peculiar functions. This tremendous design freedom is expected to pave a bright way for organic electronics. Considering the recent speed of R&D on organic electronics, most of core electronic components could be switched to organic electronic devices from conventional inorganic devices. The first commercialized product of organic electronics is Organic Light-Emitting Device - OLED which is built as a display panel in smart phones and HD TVs. Besides OLED displays, we can experience record-breaking developments in Organic Solar Cells - OSC, Organic Field-Effect Transistors - OFET, Organic Memory Devices - OMD, Organic Detectors - OD, etc.

OLED: Organic Light-Emitting Devices have been intensively studied and now play a core role in leading future displays. We have in-depth experiences on OLED materials and devices since 1994. Recently we invented new class of organic materials for highly stable OLEDs, which has been published in RSC journals. Please refer to following link for OLED book written by Prof. Y. Kim:
OSC: Organic Solar Cells are considered as the second candidate for commercialization after OLED though their stability and lifetime issues should be settled down. Our group is devoting to understand fundamental aspects and to develop new materials and new device structures. Recently we achieved ~9% power conversion efficiency. Please refer to our paper in Adv. Energy Mater.:

RESEARCH FUNDS

National Research Foundation - Korea

DONATIONS/CONTRIBUTIONS

Yongjin Fine Chem

ADVISORS

Prof. D. D. C. Bradley - ICL
Prof. C. S. Ha - PNU
Prof. M. Ree - POSTECH