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Fahlman, M., Fabiano, S., Gueskine, V., Simon, D. T., Berggren, M. & Crispin, X. (2019). Interfaces in organic electronics. Nature Reviews Materials
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2019 (English)In: Nature Reviews Materials, E-ISSN 2058-8437Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

Undoped, conjugated, organic molecules and polymers possess properties of semiconductors, including the electronic structure and charge transport, which can be readily tuned by chemical design. Moreover, organic semiconductors (OSs) can be n-doped or p-doped to become organic conductors and can exhibit mixed electronic and ionic conductivity. Compared with inorganic semiconductors and metals, organic (semi)conductors possess a unique feature: no insulating oxide forms on their surface when exposed to air. Thus, OSs form clean interfaces with many materials, including metals and other OSs. OS–metal and OS–OS interfaces have been intensely investigated over the past 30 years, from which a consistent theoretical description has emerged. Since the 2000s, increased attention has been paid to interfaces in organic electronics that involve dielectrics, electrolytes, ferroelectrics and even biological organisms. In this Review, we consider the central role of these interfaces in the function of organic electronic devices and discuss how the physico-chemical properties of the interfaces govern the interfacial transport of light, excitons, electrons and ions, as well as the transduction of electrons into the molecular language of cells.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Nature Publishing Group, 2019
National Category
Condensed Matter Physics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-160114 (URN)10.1038/s41578-019-0127-y (DOI)2-s2.0-85069828729 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2019-09-05 Created: 2019-09-05 Last updated: 2019-09-10Bibliographically approved
Zhao, D., Martinelli, A., Willfahrt, A., Fischer, T., Bernin, D., Ullah Khan, Z., . . . Crispin, X. (2019). Polymer gels with tunable ionic Seebeck coefficient for ultra-sensitive printed thermopiles. Nature Communications, 10, Article ID 1093.
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2019 (English)In: Nature Communications, ISSN 2041-1723, E-ISSN 2041-1723, Vol. 10, article id 1093Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Measuring temperature and heat flux is important for regulating any physical, chemical, and biological processes. Traditional thermopiles can provide accurate and stable temperature reading but they are based on brittle inorganic materials with low Seebeck coefficient, and are difficult to manufacture over large areas. Recently, polymer electrolytes have been proposed for thermoelectric applications because of their giant ionic Seebeck coefficient, high flexibility and ease of manufacturing. However, the materials reported to date have positive Seebeck coefficients, hampering the design of ultra-sensitive ionic thermopiles. Here we report an “ambipolar” ionic polymer gel with giant negative ionic Seebeck coefficient. The latter can be tuned from negative to positive by adjusting the gel composition. We show that the ion-polymer matrix interaction is crucial to control the sign and magnitude of the ionic Seebeck coefficient. The ambipolar gel can be easily screen printed, enabling large-area device manufacturing at low cost.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Nature Publishing Group, 2019
Keywords
Ionic Thermopiles; thermoelectric; screen printing; ionic liquid
National Category
Other Physics Topics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-154943 (URN)10.1038/s41467-019-08930-7 (DOI)000460410800001 ()30842422 (PubMedID)
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Funding agencies:  Swedish research council [2016-03979, 2015-05070]; Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems [2015-04859]; Advanced Functional Materials Center at Linkoping University (Faculty Grant SFO-Mat-LiU) [2009 00971]; United States National Science Found

Available from: 2019-03-06 Created: 2019-03-06 Last updated: 2019-03-26Bibliographically approved
Li, Z., Sun, H., Hsiao, C.-L., Yao, Y., Xiao, Y., Shahi, M., . . . Zhang, F. (2018). A Free-Standing High-Output Power Density Thermoelectric Device Based on Structure-Ordered PEDOT:PSS. Advanced Electronic Materials, 4(2), Article ID 1700496.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A Free-Standing High-Output Power Density Thermoelectric Device Based on Structure-Ordered PEDOT:PSS
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2018 (English)In: Advanced Electronic Materials, ISSN 2199-160X, Vol. 4, no 2, article id 1700496Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

A free-standing high-output power density polymeric thermoelectric (TE) device is realized based on a highly conductive (approximate to 2500 S cm(-1)) structure-ordered poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene):polystyrene sulfonate film (denoted as FS-PEDOT:PSS) with a Seebeck coefficient of 20.6 mu V K-1, an in-plane thermal conductivity of 0.64 W m(-1) K-1, and a peak power factor of 107 mu W K-2 m(-1) at room temperature. Under a small temperature gradient of 29 K, the TE device demonstrates a maximum output power density of 99 +/- 18.7 mu W cm(-2), which is the highest value achieved in pristine PEDOT:PSS based TE devices. In addition, a fivefold output power is demonstrated by series connecting five devices into a flexible thermoelectric module. The simplicity of assembling the films into flexible thermoelectric modules, the low out-of-plane thermal conductivity of 0.27 W m(-1) K-1, and free-standing feature indicates the potential to integrate the FS-PEDOT:PSS TE modules with textiles to power wearable electronics by harvesting human bodys heat. In addition to the high power factor, the high thermal stability of the FS-PEDOT:PSS films up to 250 degrees C is confirmed by in situ temperature-dependent X-ray diffraction and grazing incident wide angle X-ray scattering, which makes the FS-PEDOT:PSS films promising candidates for thermoelectric applications.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Wiley-VCH Verlagsgesellschaft, 2018
Keywords
free-standing PEDOT:PSS film; output power density; p-type; thermoelectric generators
National Category
Other Materials Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-145465 (URN)10.1002/aelm.201700496 (DOI)000424888600015 ()2-s2.0-85039784826 (Scopus ID)
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Funding Agencies|Vinnova Marie Curie incoming project [2016-04112]; Swedish Government Strategic Research Area in Materials Science on Functional Materials at Linkoping University [200900971]; Recruitment Program of Global Youth Experts; National Natural Science Foundation of China [21474035]; United States National Science Foundation [DMR-1262261]; Open Fund of the State Key Laboratory of Luminescent Materials and Devices [2016-skllmd-03]; European Research Council [ERC 307596]

Available from: 2018-03-13 Created: 2018-03-13 Last updated: 2018-04-09Bibliographically approved
Wijeratne, K., Ail, U., Brooke, R., Vagin, M., Liu, X., Fahlman, M. & Crispin, X. (2018). Bulk electronic transport impacts on electron transfer at conducting polymer electrode-electrolyte interfaces.. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (7), 11899-11904
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Bulk electronic transport impacts on electron transfer at conducting polymer electrode-electrolyte interfaces.
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2018 (English)In: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, ISSN 0027-8424, E-ISSN 1091-6490, no 7, p. 11899-11904Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

Electrochemistry is an old but still flourishing field of research due to the importance of the efficiency and kinetics of electrochemical reactions in industrial processes and (bio-)electrochemical devices. The heterogeneous electron transfer from an electrode to a reactant in the solution has been well studied for metal, semiconductor, metal oxide, and carbon electrodes. For those electrode materials, there is little correlation between the electronic transport within the electrode material and the electron transfer occurring at the interface between the electrode and the solution. Here, we investigate the heterogeneous electron transfer between a conducting polymer electrode and a redox couple in an electrolyte. As a benchmark system, we use poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) (PEDOT) and the Ferro/ferricyanide redox couple in an aqueous electrolyte. We discovered a strong correlation between the electronic transport within the PEDOT electrode and the rate of electron transfer to the organometallic molecules in solution. We attribute this to a percolation-based charge transport within the polymer electrode directly involved in the electron transfer. We show the impact of this finding by optimizing an electrochemical thermogalvanic cell that transforms a heat flux into electrical power. The power generated by the cell increased by four orders of magnitude on changing the morphology and conductivity of the polymer electrode. As all conducting polymers are recognized to have percolation transport, we believe that this is a general phenomenon for this family of conductors.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
National academy of sciences, 2018
Keywords
conducting polymer, electron transfer, thermogalvanic cell
National Category
Materials Chemistry
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-152759 (URN)10.1073/pnas.1806087115 (DOI)000450642800036 ()30397110 (PubMedID)
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Funding agencies: Swedish Government Strategic Research Area in Materials Science on Functional Materials at Linkoping University Faculty Grant [SFO-Mat-LiU 2009-00971]

Available from: 2018-11-20 Created: 2018-11-20 Last updated: 2019-03-21
Che, C., Vagin, M., Wijeratne, K., Zhao, D., Warczak, M., Jonsson, M. & Crispin, X. (2018). Conducting Polymer Electrocatalysts for Proton-Coupled Electron Transfer Reactions: Toward Organic Fuel Cells with Forest Fuels. Advanced Sustainable Systems, 317
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2018 (English)In: Advanced Sustainable Systems, ISSN 2366-7486, Vol. 317Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

Lignin is one of the most abundant biopolymers, constituting 25% of plants. The pulp and paper industries extract lignin in their process and today seek new applications for this by-product. Here, it is reported that the aromatic alcohols obtained from lignin depolymerization can be used as fuel in high power density electrical power sources. This study shows that the conducting polymer poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene), fabricated from abundant ele-ments via low temperature synthesis, enables efficient, direct, and reversible chemical-to-electrical energy conversion of aromatic alcohols such as lignin residues in aqueous media. A material operation principle related to the rela-tively high molecular diffusion and ionic conductivity within the conducting polymer matrix, ensuring efficient uptake of protons in the course of proton-coupled electron transfers between organic molecules is proposed.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Wiley-Blackwell, 2018
National Category
Chemical Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-148575 (URN)10.1002/adsu.201800021 (DOI)
Available from: 2018-06-13 Created: 2018-06-13 Last updated: 2018-06-26
Edberg, J., Malti, A., Granberg, H., Hamedi, M. M., Crispin, X., Engquist, I. & Berggren, M. (2017). Electrochemical circuits from ‘cut and stick’ PEDOT:PSS-nanocellulose composite. Flexible and printed electronics, 4(2), Article ID 045010.
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2017 (English)In: Flexible and printed electronics, E-ISSN 2058-8585, Vol. 4, no 2, article id 045010Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

We report a flexible self-standing adhesive composite made from PEDOT:PSS and nanofibrillated cellulose. The material exhibits good combined mechanical and electrical characteristics(an elastic modulus of 4.4 MPa, and an electrical conductivity of 30 S cm−1 ). The inherent self-adhesiveness of the material enables it to be laminated and delaminated repeatedly to form and reconfigure devices and circuits. This modular property opens the door for a plethora of applications where reconfigurability and ease-of-manufacturing are of prime importance. We also demonstrate a paper composite with ionic conductivity and combine the two materials to construct electrochemical devices, namely transistors, capacitors and diodes with high values of transconductance, charge storage capacity and current rectification. We have further used these devices to construct digital circuits such as NOT, NAND and NOR logic.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Institute of Physics (IOP), 2017
Keywords
organic electronics, PEDOT, nanocellulose, organic electrochemical transistors, supercapacitors, composites, flexible electronics
National Category
Physical Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-145181 (URN)10.1088/2058-8585/aa8027 (DOI)2-s2.0-85041011470 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2018-02-13 Created: 2018-02-13 Last updated: 2019-01-09Bibliographically approved
Malti, A., Edberg, J., Granberg, H., Ullah Khan, Z., Andreasen, J. W., Liu, X., . . . Berggren, M. (2016). An Organic Mixed Ion–Electron Conductor for Power Electronics. Advanced Science, Article ID 1500305.
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2016 (English)In: Advanced Science, ISSN 2198-3844, article id 1500305Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

A mixed ionic–electronic conductor based on nanofibrillated cellulose composited with poly(3,4-ethylene-dioxythio­phene):­poly(styrene-sulfonate) along with high boiling point solvents is demonstrated in bulky electrochemical devices. The high electronic and ionic conductivities of the resulting nanopaper are exploited in devices which exhibit record values for the charge storage capacitance (1F) in supercapacitors and transconductance (1S) in electrochemical transistors.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Wiley-VCH Verlagsgesellschaft, 2016
National Category
Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-123225 (URN)10.1002/advs.201500305 (DOI)000370336500011 ()
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Funding agencies:  Knut and Alice Wallenberg foundation [KAW 2011.0050]; Onnesjo Foundation; Advanced Functional Materials Center at Linkoping University; Stiftelsen for strategisk forskning (SSF); RISE Research Institutes of Sweden; U.S. National Science Foundation [DMR-12

Available from: 2015-12-08 Created: 2015-12-08 Last updated: 2018-02-15
Bao, Q., Fabiano, S., Andersson, M., Braun, S., Sun, Z., Crispin, X., . . . Fahlman, M. (2016). Energy Level Bending in Ultrathin Polymer Layers Obtained through Langmuir-Shafer Deposition. Advanced Functional Materials, 26(7), 1077-1084
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Energy Level Bending in Ultrathin Polymer Layers Obtained through Langmuir-Shafer Deposition
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2016 (English)In: Advanced Functional Materials, ISSN 1616-301X, E-ISSN 1616-3028, Vol. 26, no 7, p. 1077-1084Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The semiconductor-electrode interface impacts the function and the performance of (opto) electronic devices. For printed organic electronics the electrode surface is not atomically clean leading to weakly interacting interfaces. As a result, solution-processed organic ultrathin films on electrodes typically form islands due to dewetting. It has therefore been utterly difficult to achieve homogenous ultrathin conjugated polymer films. This has made the investigation of the correct energetics of the conjugated polymer-electrode interface impossible. Also, this has hampered the development of devices including ultrathin conjugated polymer layers. Here, LangmuirShafer-manufactured homogenous mono-and multilayers of semiconducting polymers on metal electrodes are reported and the energy level bending using photoelectron spectroscopy is tracked. The amorphous films display an abrupt energy level bending that does not extend beyond the first monolayer. These findings provide new insights of the energetics of the polymer-electrode interface and opens up for new high-performing devices based on ultrathin semiconducting polymers.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
WILEY-V C H VERLAG GMBH, 2016
National Category
Physical Sciences Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering Biological Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-126253 (URN)10.1002/adfm.201504729 (DOI)000371079300010 ()
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Funding Agencies|EU project SUNFLOWER of FP7 cooperation programme [287594]; Swedish Research Council [2013-4022]; Goran Gustafsson Foundation for Research in Natural Sciences and Medicine; Swedish Research Council Linnaeus grant LiLi-NFM; Advanced Functional Materials Center at Linkoping University

Available from: 2016-03-21 Created: 2016-03-21 Last updated: 2017-11-30
Abdollahi Sani, N., Wang, X., Granberg, H., Andersson Ersman, P., Crispin, X., Dyreklev, P., . . . Berggren, M. (2016). Flexible Lamination-Fabricated Ultra-High Frequency Diodes Based on Self-Supporting Semiconducting Composite Film of Silicon Micro-Particles and Nano-Fibrillated Cellulose. Scientific Reports, 6(28921)
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2016 (English)In: Scientific Reports, ISSN 2045-2322, E-ISSN 2045-2322, Vol. 6, no 28921Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Low cost and flexible devices such as wearable electronics, e-labels and distributed sensors will make the future "internet of things" viable. To power and communicate with such systems, high frequency rectifiers are crucial components. We present a simple method to manufacture flexible diodes, operating at GHz frequencies, based on self-adhesive composite films of silicon micro-particles (Si-mu Ps) and glycerol dispersed in nanofibrillated cellulose (NFC). NFC, Si-mu Ps and glycerol are mixed in a water suspension, forming a self-supporting nanocellulose-silicon composite film after drying. This film is cut and laminated between a flexible pre-patterned Al bottom electrode and a conductive Ni-coated carbon tape top contact. A Schottky junction is established between the Al electrode and the Si-mu Ps. The resulting flexible diodes show current levels on the order of mA for an area of 2 mm(2), a current rectification ratio up to 4 x 10(3) between 1 and 2 V bias and a cut-off frequency of 1.8 GHz. Energy harvesting experiments have been demonstrated using resistors as the load at 900 MHz and 1.8 GHz. The diode stack can be delaminated away from the Al electrode and then later on be transferred and reconfigured to another substrate. This provides us with reconfigurable GHz-operating diode circuits.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP, 2016
National Category
Other Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-130275 (URN)10.1038/srep28921 (DOI)000378907900001 ()27357006 (PubMedID)
Note

Funding Agencies|Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation; Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research; Swedish Government Strategic Research Area in Materials Science on Functional Materials at Linkoping University [2009-00971]

Available from: 2016-08-01 Created: 2016-07-28 Last updated: 2017-11-28
James, D. I., Wang, S., Ma, W., Hedstrom, S., Meng, X., Persson, P., . . . Wang, E. (2016). High-Performance Hole Transport and Quasi-Balanced Ambipolar OFETs Based on D-A-A Thieno-benzo-isoindigo Polymers. ADVANCED ELECTRONIC MATERIALS, 2(4), 1500313
Open this publication in new window or tab >>High-Performance Hole Transport and Quasi-Balanced Ambipolar OFETs Based on D-A-A Thieno-benzo-isoindigo Polymers
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2016 (English)In: ADVANCED ELECTRONIC MATERIALS, ISSN 2199-160X, Vol. 2, no 4, p. 1500313-Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Two new conjugated polymers are synthesized based on a novel donor-acceptor-acceptor (D-A-A) design strategy with the intention of attaining lower lowest unoccupied molecular obital levels compared to the normally used D-A strategy. By coupling two thieno-benzo-isoindigo units together via the phenyl position to give a new symmetric benzene-coupled di-thieno-benzo-isoindigo (BdiTBI) monomer as an A-A acceptor and thiophene (T) or bithiophene (2T) as a donor, two new polymers PT-BdiTBI and P2T-BdiTBI are synthesized via Stille coupling. The two polymers are tested in top gate and top contact field effect transistors, which exhibit balanced ambipolar charge transport properties with poly(methyl methacrylate) as dielectric and a high hole mobility up to 1.1 cm(2) V-1 s(-1) with poly(trifluoroethylene) as dielectric. The polymer films are investigated using atomic force microscopy, which shows fibrous features due to their high crystallinity as indicated by grazing incidence wide-angle X-ray scattering. The theoretical calculations agree well with the experimental data on the energy levels. It is demonstrated that the D-A-A strategy is very effective for designing low band gap polymers for organic electronic applications.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
WILEY-BLACKWELL, 2016
Keywords
ambipolar; conjugated polymers; donor-acceptor-acceptor strategy; high mobility; organic field effect transistors
National Category
Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-128962 (URN)10.1002/aelm.201500313 (DOI)000374335800004 ()
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Funding Agencies|Swedish Research Council; Swedish Energy Agency; EU projects SUNFLOWER "SUstainable Novel FLexible Organic Watts Efficiently Reliable" [FP7-ICT-2011-7, 287594]; National Natural Science Foundation of China [21504066]; Office of Science, Office of Basic Energy Sciences, of the U.S. Department of Energy [DE-AC02-05CH11231]

Available from: 2016-06-09 Created: 2016-06-07 Last updated: 2017-02-03
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