Welcome to the department of Prof. Paul Blom
A major advantage of using conjugated polymers for electronics has been considered the fact that they can be processed from solution. However, even today the performance of polymer based devices is limited by defects. Our aim is to exploit the real potential of intrinsic semiconducting polymers that will push the field strongly forwards. Furthermore, a nearly unexploited property of functional polymers is their ability to form controllable nanostructures when blended with other polymers. By doing so, their functionality can be altered or even new properties can be created, depending on what extend the polymers will phase separate. This is not possible with any other class of materials. The combination of intrinsic electronic polymer properties with well-defined nanostructures as being developed at MPI-P will provide unique properties that will open a bright future to new applications in electronics and biology.