Network of Excellence on Organic Materials for Electronics

NEOME - 6280

Work Area: Nanoelectronics

Start Date: 1 October 92 / Duration: 36 months / Status: running

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Organic materials for electronics form the basis for nanostructures, optical devices, electro-optical switches, sensors and, in general, for possible uses in information storage and information processes.

The goals of NEOME are to foster, coordinate and facilitate concerted efforts between universities and industry for the advancement of the scientific and technological knowledge mainly in the following fields: basic physics; structure-property correlations; theoretical computations; synthesis, purification and characterisation of new materials; study of long-term stability and ultimate properties; device development to the laboratory stage; and technology transfer to industry.


NEOME consists of a scientific council (whose members are the responsible persons from each node), and a board of industrial associates composed of representatives of the industries that have expressed interest in NEOME's work. At present the associates are Ciba Geigy (CH), Siemens (D), Hoechst (D), NKT Research (DK), Enichem (I), Akzo Research (NL), Philips (NL), Courtlauds Research (UK), Cookson Group (UK), ICI Materials (UK) and GEC Marconi Materials Technology (UK).


The Network has in preparation six publications on the state-of-the-art in the various subfields of organic materials for electronics: synthesis and characterisation, surfaces and interfaces, optics, transport properties, and supermolecular organisation. Two publications will be made available on Overseas Activities in the Field of New Organic Materials for Electronics and Who Does What in Science and Industry in this field. The Network has already published two books: Organic Materials for Photonics (Elsevier, 1993) and Polyconjugated Materials: Chemistry, Physics and Technology (Elsevier, 1992).

The Network has already organised courses by experts for newcomers in the field and "clausura" type meetings during which experts from Industries and Universities are asked to evaluate relevant scientific developments.

The following courses or symposia have been held: Organic Materials for Photonics (I), Organic Light-Emitting Diodes (NL), EMRS Symposium(F), Supermolecular Organisation (D) and Surfaces and Interfaces (D).

The network sponsors a School on Advanced Polymer Science and Technology at the Politecnico Milano.


Politecnico di Milano - I
Piazza Leonardo da Vinci 32
I - 20133 MILANO


Universität Graz - A
Université de Mons-Hainaut - B
Cyba Geigy - CH
Max Plank Institut für Polymerforschung - D
Max Plank Institut für Festkörperforschung - D
Université des Sciences et Technologies du Langedoc - F
Technische Universiteit Eindhoven - NL
Linköping University - S
University of Durham - UK


Prof. G. Zerbi
tel +39/2-23993235
fax +39/2-23993231

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NEOME - 6280, August 1994

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