21 Oct Organic Electronics in Germany
National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech) 2011
Organic electronics is still a new technological field, encompassing such varying applications as illuminants, photovoltaics, printed electronics and batteries. Replacing inorganic by organic materials in electronic components, in particular for the transformation of light into electric power (photovoltaics) and vice-versa of electric power into light (illuminating diodes), promises fundamental benefits in economic and ecological terms alike; as well as advantages in terms of application options and design, e.g. for large-scale lighting, flexible displays and the generation of energy. Substantial efforts in research in relation to theoretical understanding, effective materials and controlled process technology, i.e. largely for the entire value creation chain, are required, however, for a competitive, efficient and economic implementation in this respect.