Organic solar cells (OPVs)

Merck and OLEDWorks bring their textile-based OLED+OPV installation to Frankfurt

In September 2017, Merck, OLEDWorks, OPVIUS and Kolon launched a new textile-based OLED lighting and OPV installation (called "Do we dream under the same sky") at the first Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism.

Do we dream under the same sky (Frankfurt 2018)

Merck now brought the same installation to Frankfurt during the Light + Building 2018, and the company also gave us more details about this interesting installation.

Merck and OLEDWorks demonstrate a new OLED/OPV installation concept

Merck, OLEDWorks, OPVIUS and Kolon launched a new textile-based "façade" concept that combines OLED lighting panels and OPV (organic PV panels). The new structure was launched as part of the first Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism.

Merck & OLEDWorks OLED/OPV Facade (Seoul, Sep-17)

The façade, in which the structure is made from Bamboo, was designed by architects Nikolaus Hirsch, Michel Müller and artist Rirkrit Tiravanija. The same installation will also be delivered to more exhibitions in Germany and Thailand during 2018.

Fluxim releases a new version of its large-area OLED simulation software, OLED-Info readers get a 20% discount

Leading simulation and measurement tool provider Fluxim recently released a new version of its large-area OLED simulation software LAOSS. The new version adds a simulation capability for temperature estimation and cross-coupling the temperature generated by the device operation itself (in the organic stack and the electrodes) and the changes in device operation due to this increased temperature (leading again to different heat generation and so on).

Fluxim Laoss 2.0 slide

LAOSS is a software tool that simulates large area semiconductor devices (OLED and PV), taking into account the voltage drop in the electrodes due to important resistive effects when the size of the device increases. LAOSS facilitates electrode layout optimization and material choice, which can save substantial time and resources. Both OLED lighting panel design and study of AMOLED pixel cross-talk is just a click away.

OLED-Info readers get a 20% discount on Fluxim's large-area OLED simulation software

Leading simulation and measurement tool provider Fluxim and OLED-Info have teamed up to offer a 20% discount on Fluxim's large-area OLED simulation software LAOSS.

Fluxim Laoss software for AMOLED displays and OLED lighting image

LAOSS is a software tool that simulates large area semiconductor devices (OLED and PV), taking into account the voltage drop in the electrodes due to important resistive effects when the size of the device increases. LAOSS facilitates electrode layout optimization and material choice, which can save substantial time and resources. Both OLED lighting panel design and study of AMOLED pixel cross-talk is just a click away.

PCAS to invest $4 million to significantly increase its organic electronics material production capacity

France-based specialty chemicals producer PCAS announced that it plans to invest $8 million in the next few years to significantly increase its production capacity of electronic materials. Half of that investment is dedicated to the organic electronics field.

PCAS production plant photo

PCAS is targeting the OLED, OPV, O-FET and sensor markets. The added capacity will mostly be installed at the company's Canadian plant (located in Saint-Jean, Quebec). PCAS offers evaporable small molecule, transparent electrode materials, conductive polymers and smart luminescent polymers.

Novaled breaks ground on a new €20 million facility

Novaled has started constructing its new €20 million fab and office buildings. The new facility will be located in the north of Dresden, and will comprise of a renovated old mill that will be turned into a prestigious office building and a new 110-meter long R&D plant with state-of-the-art research areas, laboratories and clean rooms.

Novaled's future Dresden HQ (render, 2017)

Novaled says it is the world's only supplier of organic dopants for mass produced OLED displays - and also in OLED lighting panels. Novaled's materials are also used in OPV devices.

Researchers develop a method to change the color and fluorescence of compounds using gases

Researchers from Japan developed a new method that can be used to change the color and fluorescence of compounds using oxygen and hydrogen gases. This is a reversible method that is environmentally friendly. The technique can find applications in sensors and control of organic semiconductors and OLED devices.

The researchers explain that they were able to perform a molecular switch in aromatic compounds that are commonly used in OLEDs, OPVs and other applications. The switch was performed using an orthoquinone moiety.

Graphene can enhance semiconductor polymers charge transport

Researchers at the Swedish Umea University have shown that if you place semiconductors polymers on a layer of graphene, they transport electrical charges more efficiently than when the polymers are placed on a silicon substrate.

This discovery means that graphene can enable more efficient charge transport in organic electronics such as OLEDs or OPVs.

Interview with AIXTRON's biz-dev director as the company moves into large-scale OVPD equipment

Juergen Kreis photoGermany-based AIXTRON is a leading deposition equipment provider for the semiconductor industries - used for a wide range of applications, from LED to graphene deposition. For the OLED market, Aixtron is offering Organic Vapor Phase Deposition (OVPD) equipment (which was exclusively licensed to AIXTRON by Universal Display).

Juergen Kreis, AIXTRON's Director Business Development, was kind enough to update us on Aixtron's OLED business and answer a few questions we had on the company's technology. Juergen joined AIXTRON in 2010 as Director Business Development with special focus on the portfolio for organic material deposition solutions.

Q: Hello Juergen. Can you give us a short introduction to AIXTRON's OLED related products and services?

AIXTRON’s core expertise clearly is in the offering of proprietary process solutions for the deposition of organic thin-films, with OVPD (Organic Vapor Phase Deposition) and PVPD (Polymer Vapor Phase Deposition) being the core process technologies. As the fabrication of organic electronics requires many manufacturing steps, flawless integration of the respective processes into an automated material flow is essential.

Simulation and measurement expert Fluxim announces two product releases and two training events

Switzerland based Fluxim (an OLED-Info sponsor) , providing leading simulation and measurement technology to the OLED and solar cell industry, announces two product releases and two training events. Following is a sponsored message from Fluxim.

Fluxim is Launching SETFOS 4.0 with a New Light Scattering Module for Assessing the OLED Light Outcoupling Enhancement

After extended development and testing effort, Fluxim is going to release a new module of the simulator SETFOS in the beginning of June 2014 to simulate light scattering in OLEDs and solar cells. Fluxim believes that their customers can strongly take advantage from this major improvement as the new module makes it easy to quantify the impact of light outcoupling enhancement structures. Please write to info@fluxim.com to obtain further information today.