– Light Electrochemical cells- 

Due to their ease of fabrication, organic Light-emitting electrochemical cells (OLECs) attract considerable research attentions. In their simplest form, the latter devices indeed consist of an active layer simply sandwiched between two electrodes. Moreover and compared their multi-stack based OLEDs counterparts, OLECs also offer the unique advantage of being compatible with the use of air-stable cathodes, thus avoiding stringent protection from molecular water and oxygen.

To fulfill the low-cost criteria of this technology, we are investigating the potential of new and original synthetically accessible organic materials to prepare rare-metal-free devices with stable and efficient luminance.

Principal investigator: Eunkyoung Kim