Professor Donal Bradley outlines the development of semiconductor materials at HKBU Distinguished Lecture
20 Nov 2017
World-renowned experimental physicist Professor Donal Bradley from the University of Oxford, and the recipient of this year’s honorary doctorate degree in Science from HKBU, delivered a public lecture organised by the Department of Physics on “The Science and Application of Soluble Semiconductor” at HKBU on 17 November.
Professor Bradley told the audience that soluble semiconductors offer a new approach to the design, fabrication and implementation of displays, lighting, solar cells, imaging and analysis systems, electronics and photonics.
This technology will make an impact on the presentation of information, energy generation and use, monitoring and mediating the environment and personal health, communications, transport and logistics as well as security.
He cited the example of semiconductor materials that can be printed to highlight the development in the field. Printed electronics can extend electronics application to wearable electronics, for instance, printing them onto fabrics, paper, plastic and other softer or flexible materials.
The technology offers an exciting way to evolve the immense strides taken to date with the use of organic semiconductors in OLED displays into ever more directions, especially where new formats and cost-points are needed for commercial success.