The aim is to identify, understand, and control the nature of various physical phenomena and functionalities of condensed matter systems. We approach this problem using a variety of linear and non-linear optical techniques and by developing microscopic models to describe the observed phenomena.
The research group Optical Condensed Matter Physics is part of the Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials, a research institute within the Faculty of Science and Engineering of the University of Groningen.
May 23, 2018
Our research features the front cover of Advanced Functional Materials
In article number 1800116, Sergei A. Ponomarenko, Maxim S. Pshenichnikov, Dmitry Yu. Paraschuk, and co-workers propose an innovative concept of molecular self‐doping. The art shows how a highly luminescent dopant emerges as a minute‐amount by-product during the host material synthesis to enhance luminescence of organic crystals. The self-doping concept opens an easy route to highly luminescent semiconductor organic crystals for optoelectronics applications
March 14, 2018
Modern light-emitting devices such as top-level TV screens are based on organic luminescent semiconductor materials. The two key requirements for them are efficient luminescence and high charge carrier mobility. The latter requires tight molecular packing readily achieved in organic semiconductor single crystals, but it also results in inhibiting the light emission because of luminescence quenching. This dichotomy is resolved by doping of the host crystals with highly luminescent organic molecules which requires their chemical synthesis and subsequent smooth embedding into the host.