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Posted: February 11, 2008

Seminars at NANOFAIR 2008 with focus on energy technology and energy efficiency

(Nanowerk News) Organic Materials make various new devices for the information technology possible. Displays based on organic light-emitting diodes are already established on the market. Further applications are among others OLED lighting solutions, signage, organic solar cells or memories.
In the last years Dresden has developed to a research center for organic materials and systems. In order to transfer the results to production further improvements in the production process and the establishment as well as the testing of first pilot-production lines are necessary. That is why a Center of Organic Materials and Electronic Devices Dresden (COMEDD) was founded at the Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems (IPMS).
COMEDD combines research and development activities for the production, integration and technology of organic devices. The mission of COMEDD is the customer and application specific research, development and pilot production of novel device concepts and production methods for vacuum deposited organic materials.
The aim of this center is actually the creation of a production-related and European-wide leading research and development center for organic semiconductors focussing on organic light-emitting diodes and vacuum technology. The activities are supported by the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft, the Free-State of Saxony, the German State as well as by the EU with additional investments of 25 millions Euros for the infrastructure.
This year directly following on from the Nanofair on March 13, 2008 together with two other Fraunhofer Institutes in Dresden (Materials and Beam Technology; Ceramic Technologies and Systems) the Fraunhofer IPMS is inviting guests for a day of seminars combined with laboratory visits. Three parallel running seminar programmes will focus on Energy Technology and Energy Efficiency:

1. Thin layer organic devices for energy saving and production

2. Coating and plasma processes for energy efficiency and photovoltaics

3. Materials for fuel cells and photovoltaics

Registration for the seminar programme is via e-mail: (Birgit Heinz). The one day programme and seminar topics on the seminar programmes will be available at
Please note that there will be no additional fee for this program but participation is limited to a total of 50 persons.
Source: Fraunhofer Institut Photonische Microsysteme
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