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AP Seminar - New Organic Semiconductors Based on 2D Fused Acene Framework

Poster for Website_Prof Zhang_7 Dec 2023
  • Date

    07 Dec 2023

  • Organiser

  • Time

    15:00 - 16:00

  • Venue

    FJ303, 3/F, Wing FJ, PolyU Map  


Prof. Hao-Li Zhang


The design and synthesis of high-performance organic semiconductors are important for the development of future organic optoelectronics. Recently, we have made efforts to develop new organic semiconductors based on two dimensional fused acene frameworks. Our group developed the facile synthetic routes to chemically modify the K-region of pyrene and produce 4,5,9,10-pyrene diimide (PyDI) derivatives. The PyDI represents a new family of multifunctional aromatic diimides that exhibit both high electron mobility and excellent light-emitting properties. We have made systematic efforts to expand the library of PyDI derivatives and explore their applications various organic electronic devices, including organic field effect transistors (OFETs) and organic memory devices. Recently, we demonstrated that PyDI derivatives can be used as effective cathode interfacial materials for organic solar cells (OSCs), which are capable of boosting the device performances by broadening the absorption, forming ohmic contact at the interface as well as facilitating electron collection. Recent, we report the design of photostable singlet fission (SF) materials based on the flavanthrene structure, which has an N-doped two dimensional angular fused acene framework. Compared with linear acenes, two-dimensional angular fused acenes have more aromatic Clar's sextets, making them significantly more stable than linear acenes with only one sextet. Meanwhile, N-doping can raise the ionization potential of the system, making the molecular less susceptible to oxidization. We show that flavanthrene is a promising SF chromophore for photoenergy conversion applications, while a fine-tune of the intermolecular interaction is crucial for achieving high SF efficiency.


Keynote Speaker

Prof. Hao-Li Zhang


State Key Laboratory of Applied Organic Chemistry (SKLAOC)

College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

Lanzhou University

Prof. Hao-Li Zhang received his B.Sc and Ph.D from Lanzhou University. He then worked in the University of Leeds and Oxford University as a postdoc. In 2004, he was appointed as a full professor by the State Key Laboratory of Applied Organic Chemistry (SKLAOC) of Lanzhou University. Prof. Hao-Li Zhang is interested in developing new organic functional materials for optoelectronic applications and nanoscale device. He has published more than 300 research papers on peer reviewed journals, including J. Am. Chem. Soc., Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. and Nat. Commun. He is a Fellow of Chinese Chemical Society (FCCS) and Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC). He is an associate editor of J. Mater. Chem. C and Mater. Adv., and is on the editorial board member of several academic journals, including Chem. Soc. Rev., Chin. Sci. Bull., Acta Physico-Chimica Sinica., Chin. Chem. Lett. etc..

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