ECME 2017 in Dresden

This year, the 14th European Conference on Molecular Electronics (ECME) will be
held in Dresden on August 29 – September 2, 2017. Important date to remember and of course consider is the deadline for the Call for Papers, which is March 31, 2017. Please check it out to learn more about the different topics the conference will cover. The event already has  a broad and exciting collection of invited speakers and now it is looking for your contribution to turn it into a great and vivid week of molecular electronics science.

Call for Papers: Thematic series on OLED Materials for Lighting

The Journal of Solid State Lighting welcomes submissions to the new thematic series on OLED Materials for Lighting.

Over the past three decades, organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) have attracted much attention due to their potential applications in displays and lighting. As promising candidates for lighting applications, OLEDs have several advantages compared with established light sources, such as incandescent bulbs, fluorescent tubes or inorganic LEDs: they are flat area emitters offering pleasant diffuse light perception, wide viewing angles, vivid colors, light and thin luminaires, and the possibility to be made transparent or to be processed on flexible substrates by low cost processing. At present, white OLEDs are capable of achieving a lifetime of more than 200 Khrs, the power efficiency of OLEDs has reached over 100 lm/W, and OLED luminaires are now available for domestic use. However, there is still a long way before we reach the goal of making OLED light sources with great lifetime and efficiency at low cost. In view of this, the potentially large market for OLEDs is driving both the academic and industrial community towards the development of new materials and advanced device manufacturing technologies.

We are inviting authors to contribute original research articles with a focus on OLED materials for lighting.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Developments of novel red, yellow, green, blue emitter materials (fluorescence, phosphorescence, thermally activated delayed fluorescence) for white OLEDs
  • Development of high efficiency single-white polymers for white OLEDs
  • Development of transport and matrix materials suitable for white OLEDs
  • Emitter orientation
  • Interconnect technologies (charge generation layers, interstack-electrodes)
  • Substrates and electrodes for flexible devices
  • Light outcoupling approaches through novel material design
  • Materials for improved OLED stability
  • Advanced material modelling for OLEDs
  • Low cost OLED material production
  • Quantum dot/organic hybrid materials for white OLEDs

Submission instructions

Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you have carefully read the Instructions for Authors for Journal of Solid State Lighting. The complete manuscript should be submitted through the Journal of Solid State Lighting submission system. To ensure that you submit to the correct thematic series please select the appropriate section in the drop-down menu upon submission. In addition, indicate within your cover letter that you wish your manuscript to be considered as part of the Thematic Series on OLED Materials for Lighting. All submissions will undergo rigorous peer review and accepted articles will be published within the journal as a collection.

Deadline for submissions:

March 31st, 2016

Lead Guest Editor

Dongge Ma, State Key Laboratory of Polymer Physics and Chemistry, Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, P. R. China

Guest Editors

Sebastian Reineke, Institut fuer Angewandte Photophysik, Technische Universitaet Dresden, 01062 Dresden, Germany

Lian Duan, Department of Chemistry, Tsinghua University, PR China

Submissions will also benefit from the usual benefits of open access publication:

• Rapid publication: Online submission, electronic peer review and production make the process of publishing your article simple and efficient
• High visibility and international readership in your field: Open access publication ensures high visibility and maximum exposure for your work – anyone with online access can read your article
• No space constraints: Publishing online means unlimited space for figures, extensive data and video footage
• Authors retain copyright, licensing the article under a Creative Commons license: articles can be freely redistributed and reused as long as the article is correctly attributed

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Exciting conference, exciting session: MRS Spring 2016 – Symposium EP1

CfP, MRS Spring 2016, EP1

Together with my colleagues Malte C. Gather, Chihaya Adachi and Marc A. Baldo, I am organizing a symposium for the first ever MRS Spring Meeting in Phoenix next year (2016). The conference will run from March 28 to April 1. The topic of our Symposium EP1 is: Organic Excitonic Systems and Devices. We hope that this symposium will bring together the broad range of research and development in the field of organic and soft matter sciences that make use of the excitonic properties found in these materials.

Excitonic = exciting, right?

We are excited to receive your submissions for oral presentations and posters. Click on the Call for Papers image, to get a larger view. We already have a great assembly of invited speakers for this  meeting.

The abstract deadline is October 15th, 2015. Remember, no late submissions can be considered for acceptance, so don’t be late with your contribution.

We also highly appreciate, if you spread the word!

SOLED 2015 deadline approaching

Consider to visit the 2015 Solid State and Organic Lighting (SOLED) Conference in Suzhou, China – its worth coming. Find the Call for Papers here. The deadline for abstract submission is 7 July 2015 12:00 EDT. The SOLED will take place from 02 – 05 November 2015. It will be a great conference, bringing together the key experts in the field.

Keynote speakers: Stephen Forrest, University of Michigan, USA, Jung Han, Yale University, USA, and maybe more.