Next Generation Innovative Organic Electronics

Yutaka Wakayama
Deputy Director, MANA


MANA researchers are integrating flexible organic devices for functional logic circuits to process data.

Research in organic electronics has a long history with major breakthroughs including the serendipitous discovery of conducting polymers in the mid-1970s, the implications of which were recognized with the Noble Prize in Chemistry to Heeger, MacDiarmid and Shirakawa in 2000. [...]


[ Vol. 41 ]
Evidence of a New Type of Quantum Effect

The quantum Hall effect (QHE) is a phenomenon that can occur in a two-dimensional electron gas — a system in which electrons can move in a plane but not perpendicularly to it. Such a system is typically realized in a heterostructure of thinly stacked layers of different semiconductors. [...]

[ Vol. 42 ]
Flexible Organic Electronic Devices for Three-Valued Logic Circuitry

Wearable and flexible integrated-circuit technology is on the rise, especially in the context of the ‘internet of things (IoT)’ — devices sharing information through the internet. So-called organic field-effect transistors (OFETs), built from organic molecules, are mechanically flexible, and therefore suitable for IoT electronics. [...]

[ Vol. 43 ]
New Approach for the Synthesis of Carbon Nanosheets

Carbon nanosheets — thin materials consisting of only carbon — have many useful properties, including energy-storage and catalytic functionality. The large-scale production of carbon nanosheets, however, has been challenging. [...]