MRS Fall Symp N: Is it already wednesday?

Yes, the stage is set for wednesday. We will start with a joint morning session together with our friends from the Organic Microlaser Symposium Q. The session will be in Hynes 203, the common place for Symposium N. First invited talk of the day is presented by Noel Giebink talking about luminescent manipulation of sunlight for photovoltaics and biofuels. Or second invitee is Sergei Tretiak, taking us to the movie world, now screening the ‘Life of Photoexcited conjugated Chromophores’.

After a short break, we will resume tomorrow for the talk of Marco Anni, giving us an inside about the physics behind ASE in conjugated polymers. Then we switch gears towards organic semiconductor crystals. Takeshi Yamao will present results on narrow linewidth emission from light-emitting transistors using crystals and diffraction gratings.

And that was just the morning session. After lunch, we come back to normal Symposium N only operation, however the focus will remain on organic photonics. The session will be kicked-off by Karl Leo updating us on his work on lasing in organic microcavities. In the following presentation, Paul Stavrinou will discuss aspects of photonics in solution processable materials. Our last invited talk will be given by David Lidzey, who will give us an look into the spectroscopy of strongly-coupled organic semiconductor microcavities.

All in all, we have a ton of exciting topics aligned and we are really excited to see these presentations. Are you too? We hope to see you, it will be the opposite of boring. So get your schedule ready!


MRS Fall Symp N: Tutorial N/Q has started crowded

The room being filled up like this for the Tutorial N/Q is exciting. It’s great to see the constant high interest in the field and we, instructors and organizers, all hope that everyone can take home something new and exciting tonight.