advanced organic materials

R & D - SONA Centre for Advanced Organic Materials (SONAAROMA)

SONA - Centre for Advanced Organic Materials (SONA – AROMA) centre initiated on 01.01.2016. The role of the lab is to aid in research and teaching in the area of organic optoelectronic materials. It has designated rooms for organic functionalized material synthesis, organic material characterization, and processing of organic materials for optoelectronic and renewable energy devices. This lab equipped with Fluoro spectrophotometer and Ultra violet and visible spectrophotometer for organic material characterization. Recent extensive studies have shown that organic materials exhibit a variety of interesting optical, electrical, photoelectric, and magnetic properties in the solid state. Photo- and electro-active organic materials have been the subject of current research, including organic semiconductors, organic metals including superconductors, organic photoconductors, organic photoactive materials for solar cells, organic non-linear optical materials, organic ferromagnets, photo- and electrochromic organic materials, resist materials, liquid crystals, and others. In addition, organic materials have found a number of potential applications for use in electronic and optoelectronic devices such as sensors, plastic batteries, solar cells, field-effect transistors (FET), optical data storage, organic electroluminescent devices (OLED), switching devices, frequency doublers, and many others. They can also be used to make optoelectronic devices lightweight, energy-saving, flexible, large area size, low cost, and printable. Devices for photoelectric conversion using organic materials, which find potential applications as solar cells and photo-sensors. In the organic layer at the interface with the metal electrode or with the other organic layer in the photovoltaic device, is responsible for the photogeneration of charge carriers. Improving the quantum efficiency of the photo generation of charge carriers is a key issue for the development of organic photovoltaic devices with high conversion efficiency. Organic electroluminescent devices have recently received a great deal of attention for their application as full-color, flat-panel displays as well as from the unique academic interest. They are attractive because of low voltage driving, high brightness, capability of multicolor emission by the selection of emitting materials and easy fabrication of large-area and thin-film devices.

Vision

  • Utilisation of Novel organic molecule functionalized nanomaterials for the sustainable development of renewable energy conversion device towards the development of humankind.

Objectives

  • Design and synthesis of organic small molecules as an fluorescent emitter for fluorescence organic light emitting diodes
  • Design and synthesis heavy metal complexes for phosphorescent organic light emitting diodes
  • Design and synthesis of organic small molecules and polymers as donor for organic solar cells
  • Functionalization of fullerene and carbon nanotube as an acceptor for organic solar cells
  • Association of organo nitrogen compound with single wall carbon nanotubes.
  • Synthesis of diversely substituted amides and various cyclic compounds using nitrile
  • multicomponent reaction approach towards wide range of organic molecules 
  • Functionalization of carbon nanotubes towards solar cell applications
  • Custom organic molecule synthesis