Assoc. Prof.Věra Cimrová, PhD
TopicResearch of polymers and polymer blends for photonics
AnnotationThe subject of PhD study will be research of polymers and polymer systems for potential applications in photonics, particularly in photovoltaic devices (solar cells) and light-emitting devices (LEDs), further also memories, optical storage, sensors etc. PhD study will deal with research of selected advanced polymers and polymer blends, particularly in thin films using whole series of spectral - optical, electrical, photoelectrical - methods (absorption, photoluminescence, electroluminescence, photoconductivity, charge photogeneration and transport). Depending on specialization the results can be utilized in the preparation and characterization of selected polymer devices (solar cells, LED, etc.). The work will be mainly experimental. A theoretical knowledge can be also utilized, in particular for the interpretation and modelling of experimental data. The research of polymers for photonics has attracted a lot of attention world-wide just due to the potential applications. Advantages of the polymers are their great variability which enables chemical tuning of optical absorption and emission across whole visible spectral region and relatively cheap device fabrication in comparison with corresponding inorganic materials. Easy preparation of thin films using common techniques implies that polymers are suitable for large area photonics and electronics such as large-area light-emitting devices, displays or solar cells, which are a cheap alternative to the silicon ones. In comparison with inorganic materials polymers offer also new and unique applications.

Otto Wichterle Centre of Polymer Materials and Technologies - CPMTOW

Centre of Biomedicinal Polymers - CBMP

Centre of Polymer Sensors - CPS

Polymers for Power Engineering - Energolab


Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry AS CR
Heyrovského nám. 2
162 06 Prague 6
Czech Republic
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