Achieving Multicomponent Active Materials through Synergistic Combinatorial, Informatics-enabled Materials Discovery

Project Personnel

Elsa Reichmanis

Principal Investigator

Georgia Institute of Technology

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Carson Meredith

Georgia Institute of Technology

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Martha Grover

Georgia Institute of Technology

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Chad Risko

University of Kentucky

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Funding Divisions

Division of Materials Research (DMR), Office of Multidisciplinary Activities (OMA), Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation (CMMI)

Affordable, low-cost flexible electronics will revolutionize how society thinks about and uses devices in applications ranging from energy storage and conversion, displays, or sensors for environmental and health monitoring. Conjugated polymers can provide the key functional component for electrical performance; however, control of the thin-film, active-layer morphology presents a key challenge. This project merges knowledge from polymer design, synthesis and processing, high-throughput combinatorial materials discovery, multiscale materials simulation, and materials informatics to stimulate the discovery of new generations of flexible, stretchable and high-temperature semiconductors enabled by blends of conjugated polymers and electrically inert polymers that exhibit unprecedented and robust performance. 

Publications

Data Science Guided Experiments Identify Conjugated Polymer Solution Concentration as a Key Parameter in Device Performance
R. Venkatesh, Y. L. Zheng, C. Viersen, A. Liu, C. Silva, M. Grover, E. Reichmanis
The Solution is the Solution: Data-Driven Elucidation of Solution-to-Device Feature Transfer for π-Conjugated Polymer Semiconductors
C. P. Callaway, A. L. Liu, R. Venkatesh, Y. L. Zheng, M. Lee, J. C. Meredith, M. Grover, C. Risko, E. Reichmanis