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  • Wednesday, February 27, 2019
  • 10:45 - 11:15

Organic Bioelectronics from a Molecular Design Perspective

The organic electrochemical transistor (OECT), capable of transducing small ionic fluxes into electronic signals in an aqueous environment, is an ideal device to utilise in bioelectronic applications. To date, nearly all OECTs have been fabricated with commercially available PEDOT:PSS, heavily limiting the variability in performance. We have recently shown that tailor-made semiconducting polymers are fully capable of matching the performance of PEDOT:PSS. To capitalise on this discovery and the versatility of the organic chemistry toolbox, further materials development is needed. In my talk I will discuss our recent work in this area covering examples of both molecular and polymeric semiconducting materials and their performance in bioelectronic devices.