Small molecular weight materials for (opto)electronic applications: overview
Y. Shirota, Fukui University of Technology, Japan
H. Kageyama, University of the Ryukyus, Japan
This chapter gives an overview of organic materials, focusing on molecular materials for use in optoelectronic devices such as organic photoreceptors, organic photovoltaic devices (OPVs), and organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs). A description of the historical development of organic optoelectronics is provided. This is followed by a review of the principles and operation processes involved in such optoelectronic devices and the molecular materials for use in such devices. Finally, device structures and performance are discussed.