With organic and molecular electronics, a data processing based on various types of nano-objects (molecules, biomolecules, nanoparticles, carbon nanotubes, graphene,...) is emerging.
This means developing:
In the case illustrated here, one single molecule is connected to two electrodes spaced by 1 to 3 nm, the objectives are to master and understand the metal-molecule interface and the properties of the so positioned molecule. On this principle, single molecule LEDs have recently been studied: "Electroluminescence of a single polythiophene molecular wire suspended between the tip and the surface of a scanning tunneling microscope", © Guillaume Schull - IPCMS - CNRS / Université de Strasbourg.
Three experimental topics in organic electronics are carried by the NIMBE/LICSEN team :
Finally, aging studies by irradiaton of organic components (MADIR team of CIMAP, Caen) complete the research in this area.