Compared to metals, organic conductors
can be expensive requiring multi-step synthesis.
are lighter, more flexible and less expensive than inorganic conductors.
Starck is developing thiophene-derived compounds that can be used as organic conductors
and semiconductors in polymer electronics.
The research included the following fields: 1) development of bio nano fiber flexible substrate; 2) dye-sensitized solar cell; 3) development of organic thin film solar cell; 4) organic light emitting transistor materials; 5) luminescent efficiency when light is taken out from an organic light emitting device which use photonic crystals; 7) development of 3-dimensional optical recording material; and 8) theoretical studies on electrons in optical recording material and organic conductors
One of the most striking examples concerns the magnetic and electrical behavior of organic conductors
based on a molecule called tetramethyltetraselenafulvalene (TMTSF).