From left to right: Dr Nicolas Schiller, deputy director of Fraunhofer FEP, Prof Volker Kirchhoff, acting director of Fraunhofer FEP, and Dr Uwe Vogel, deputy director of Fraunhofer COMEDD
From left to right: Dr Nicolas Schiller, deputy director of Fraunhofer FEP, Prof Volker Kirchhoff, acting director of Fraunhofer FEP, and Dr Uwe Vogel, deputy director of Fraunhofer COMEDD

Fraunhofer COMEDD becomes part of Fraunhofer FEP


Appointments

The German Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, one of the world’s leading institutes for scientific research, decided to merge Fraunhofer COMEDD(Center for Organic Materials and Electronic Devices) and Fraunhofer FEP(Institute for Electron Beam-, Plasma Technology )with an aim to pool knowledge at one location. Starting with 1 July 2014 the research in organic electronics will be carried on under the name COMEDD at Fraunhofer FEP.

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  A visualisation of the transition. Image: M Oehzelt/HZB
A visualisation of the transition. Image: M Oehzelt/HZB

New approach to eliminate losses between metallic contacts and organic semiconductors


Products

In applications like OLEDs and OPV there are known problems at the interface between the metallic contacts and the organic semiconductor, where undesirable losses occur. Now Dr Martin Oehzelt of the German Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin has shown what these losses between the different materials depend upon and how to minimise them.

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  An illustration of graphene
An illustration of graphene

Graphene Flagship announces new partners


Appointments

Following its competitive call Graphene Flagship, one of the largest-ever European research initiatives, has just announced that it invited 66 new partners and thereby will double in size.

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  Dr Martin Krebs (2nd from left) hands the Best Prototype / New Product-award to Johannes Schad, Katrin Riethus and Bernhard Herold of PolyIC (picture: Messe München)
Dr Martin Krebs (2nd from left) hands the Best Prototype / New Product-award to Johannes Schad, Katrin Riethus and Bernhard Herold of PolyIC (picture: Messe München)

OE-A announces the winners of the Demonstrator Award and the LOPEC Start-up Forum


Exhibitions / Events

The OE-A (Organic and Printed Electronics Association) has just announced the winners of its demonstrator Award, which is granted to innovative concepts that show the manifold areas of application of printed and organic electronics.

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  David Wolin, technical & production director at CSEM Brasil, and Frank Schäfer, sales director at KROENERT
David Wolin, technical & production director at CSEM Brasil, and Frank Schäfer, sales director at KROENERT

KROENERT supplies production line for organic photovoltaics to Brazil


Companies / Markets

The Hamburg-based KROENERT GmbH & Co. KG, a leading manufacturer of coating and laminating lines for web materials, is about to finish the construction of the biggest production line for printed electronics and organic photovoltaics (OPV) in the Americas. The system will be supplied to CSEM Brasil, a subsidiary of the Neuchatel, Switzerland-based CSEM SA. With the commissioning of KROENERT’s LabCo, the company wants to strengthen its position as one of the leading organic and printed electronics suppliers.

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