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New Advances in Polymer Semiconductors

Call for Papers

A well visible trend over the past decades involves the use of pi-conjugated organic polymers in optoelectronic devices such as solar cells, light emitting diodes, transistors and unipolar/complementary circuits, sensors, and displays, to cite the most investigated types. These semiconducting polymers are not expected to rival the performance level of the widely deployed inorganic materials, but they hold the promise of cost-efficient, large-area processing characteristics, light-weight, transparency, and mechanical flexibility. Despite the rapid progress of semiconducting polymer research, a number of fundamental scientific and technological challenges still stand.

This special issue is dedicated to this exciting research area, aimed at bringing together the latest achievements in the design and synthetic approaches to polymer semiconductors, their bulk and surface/interface self-assembly, their structure-property-performance relationships, and device applications. Studies related to device manufacturing through environmentally friendly materials are especially welcome. Submissions of review articles giving an up-to-date assessment of the state of the art are encouraged.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Polymer semiconductors challenges in design, synthesis, and characterization
  • Properties of semiconducting polymers (e.g., optical, charge transport, photovoltaic, and luminescence)
  • Semiconducting polymer sensors for security, health, and environment
  • Conjugated polymer semiconductors for energy applications
  • New approaches to the processing and assembly of semiconducting polymers
  • Perspectives for semiconductor polymers

Authors can submit their manuscripts through the Manuscript Tracking System at

Submission DeadlineFriday, 10 August 2018
Publication DateDecember 2018

Papers are published upon acceptance, regardless of the Special Issue publication date.

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