About the lab

Welcome to the web page of the Organic Electronics Laboratory, the research group at the Slovak University of Technology.

We are interested in the study of material properties, device fabrication technology, and characterisation techniques related to organic and flexible electronics. Our research topics include applications in energy harvesting, internet-of-things, or healthcare. The lab is equipped by vacuum deposition as well as printing technologies localised in the Clean rooms of Institute of Electronics and Photonics, Slovak University of Technology.

Featured research (20)

The aim of this research was to research and verify the possibilities of using microphone to determine mechanical load acting on high voltage insulator. The insulator features a cable hole, which can be used for optical cables. Let’s use this hole as a microphone mount in order to listen to sounds inside of an insulator. The cable hole and the insulator end holes were filled with insulating foam to insulate microphone from the external interferences. Acoustic measurements were performed on the outdoor post insulator C30-850-II. The insulator was placed in bending machine and was repeatedly mechanically stressed by bending forces. The results of this research verify the suitability of the selected method for future use in the proposed device for detection of mechanical overload of high-voltage insulators.
We report properties of contact resistances observed on pentacene organic field-effect transistors (OFET) with four different source/drain electrodes, namely, copper (Cu), gold (Au), silver (Ag), and germanium (Ge). The metals were selected to provide a wide range of energy barriers for charge injection, from blocking contact to smooth injection. All OFETs exhibited strong voltage dependence of the contact resistance, even for devices with smooth injection, which is in strong disagreement with the definition of ohmic contacts. A comparison with current crowding, resistive network, Fowler–Nordheim tunneling, and electric field enhanced thermionic injection (Schottky emission) pointed to importance of local electric fields and/or electrostatic field charges.
The emission properties of three 4-azafluorenone and five new α-carboline fluorophores in both solution and thin solid films were investigated. Fluorescence of the azafluorenone is clearly enhanced in thin solid films due to the presence of phenyl/biphenyl rotors, and these derivatives can be classified as green Aggregation-Induced Emission luminogens (AIEgens) with a non-emissive heteroaromatic core structure. Compared to azafluorenones, emission of α-carbolines is hypsochromically shifted to the blue region of the electromagnetic spectrum, and most of these derivatives exhibit strong violet-blue fluorescence in both solution and thin solid film layers. Further, the effective mobility and electroluminescence of new α-carbolines were investigated in prepared organic field-effect transistors and organic light-emitting diodes, respectively.
New benzo[b]benzo[4,5]thieno[2,3-d]thiophene derivatives were synthesized and characterized as organic semiconductors in top-contact/bottom-gate organic field-effect transistors. All these compounds are new and were fully characterized by thermogravimetric analysis, differential scanning calorimetry, UV–Vis spectroscopy and energy-resolved electrochemical impedance spectroscopy. New compounds were deposited via thermal evaporation in high vacuum to fabricated highly homogeneous thin films and investigated by atomic force microscopy (AFM) and ellipsometry. Organic field-effect transistors based on prepared compounds showed p-channel characteristics with mobilities as high as 4 cm ² V ⁻¹ s ⁻¹ .

Lab head

Martin Weis
  • Institute of Electronics and Photonics

Members (5)

Michal Micjan
  • Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava
Juraj Nevrela
  • Desidia Tech
Miroslav Novota
  • Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava
Peter Juhasz
  • Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava
Vratislav Režo
  • Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava
Martin Donoval
Martin Donoval
  • Not confirmed yet