Graduate School of Material Science, Nara Institute of Science and Technology
Nakamura Laboratory
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Welcome to the world of Organic Electronics!

Electronics on Any Surface! This is what we are aiming at.

Let’s imagine electronic equipment that is easy to carry in a rolled state, a piece of fabric that generates electricity from the human body or a paper-like solar battery that generates electricity by choosing the most available light. Adding such unprecedented electronic functions onto various “surfaces”, human life will become more comfortable and prosperous. We are pursuing the realization of such novel electronic devices through studies elucidating unique interactions in organic solids and applying the findings to the device functions using knowledge of solid-state physics, electronics, surface science, polymer physics, and molecular science. Our laboratory utilizes unique approaches made possible by our original evaluation apparatus and theoretical calculations.

We determine individual research projects ranging from basic science to development of operable devices, depending on the interests and aptitudes of the students. We foster independent thinking and a top-level mindset necessary for a researcher through joint research with institutes in Japan and overseas. Thus, we aim to cultivate researchers with a broad knowledge of science and a keen interest toward industrial applications.

Information

  • A new textbook for graduate students and researchers in organic electronics field, "Electronic Processes in Organic Electronics", has been published from Springer, which corrects milestones of the studies in the Chiba University Global COE Program "Advanced School for Organic Electronics." Profs. Matsubara and Nakamura also authored a chapter, "PART II Organic devices and their properties: Carrier transport band in practical polycrystalline organic thin films", in this book.

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