• Het Kranenveld 14, Helix (STO 4.33)

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  • Bldg 25, Groene Loper 19, Spectrum

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  • P.O. Box 513 (STO 4.33), Helix

    5600 MB Eindhoven



Introductie / missie

The interdepartemental research group M2N investigates and develops functional molecular materials and nanosystems with tailored physical properties. Examples of applications are in organic and polymer solar cells, light-emitting diodes, electrochemical and photovoltaic cells, and solar fuels.

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From the molecule to the device

Over de organisatie

The Molecular Materials and Nanosystems (M2N) group is active in both the department of Applied Physics and the department of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry. We combine expertise from these disciplines in a coherent research program on nanostructured materials and nano-sized organic and inorganic molecular systems. Our drive is to understand the underlying physical phenomena by studying systems of reduced dimensionality down to the molecular level. Our research regarding molecules, macromolecules and (nano)structured materials has led to notable achievements in a variety of applications.

Our thorough understanding of the subtle interactions of light with the chemical and electronic structures at the nanoscale has led to major improvements in the efficiency of polymer solar cells. Our study and modelling of organic light emitting devices (OLEDs) - from the fundamental opto-electronic processes at the molecular level towards the performance of a working device - are of industrial relevance. Other focus areas of our research are improving the efficiency of multi-junction molecular solar-to-electricity conversion devices, and establishing solar-to-fuel conversion using organic semiconductors in a process mimicking natural photosynthesis.

In our research we combine synthetic chemistry, advanced optical spectroscopy, and morphological characterization with fabricating, characterizing and modeling of prototype optoelectronic devices to obtain insights that are essential for future developments. In exploring new functional materials we work along the line molecule-material-device, with the idea that ultimately control on every length scale and every interface is required to reach the intrinsic limits of the special properties of functional molecular and polymer materials.

Vingerafdruk Duik in de onderzoeksthema's waar Molecular Materials and Nanosystems actief is. Deze onderwerplabels komen voort uit het werk van deze leden van de organisatie. Samen vormen ze een unieke vingerafdruk.

Polymers Chemische stoffen
Solar cells Chemische stoffen
Fullerenes Chemische stoffen
Conjugated polymers Chemische stoffen
Conversion efficiency Chemische stoffen
Energy gap Chemische stoffen
polymers Fysica en Astronomie
Semiconducting organic compounds Chemische stoffen

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Onderzoeksoutput 1984 2020

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Controlling the microstructure of conjugated polymers in high-mobility monolayer transistors via the dissolution temperature

Li, M., Bin, H., Jiao, X., Wienk, M. M., Yan, H. & Janssen, R. A. J., 7 jan 2020, In : Angewandte Chemie - International Edition. 59, 2, blz. 846-852 7 blz.

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Conjugated polymers

Device physics and applications of organic photodiodes

Simone, G., 15 jan 2020, Eindhoven: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven. 136 blz.

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On the origin of dark current in organic photodiodes

Simone, G., Dyson, M. J., Weijtens, C. H. L., Meskers, S. C. J., Coehoorn, R., Janssen, R. A. J. & Gelinck, G. H., 1 jan 2020, In : Advanced Optical Materials. 8, 1, 7 blz., 1901568.

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Dark currents
dark current


Molecular Materials and Nanosystems (M2N labs)

R.A.J. Janssen (Manager)

Uitrusting/faciliteit: Onderzoekslaboratorium


Energy storage
Flow batteries

Polymer monolayer electronics

M. Li (Ontvanger), 2018

Prijs: NWOVeniWetenschappelijk

Electronic equipment
Semiconducting polymers
Charge transfer

Prof. dr. ir. Rene Janssen

R.A.J. Janssen (Ontvanger), 2015

Prijs: NWOSpinozaWetenschappelijk



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C.F.J. (Kees) Flipse (Onderzoeker)

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Reinder Coehoorn (Onderzoeker), Peter Bobbert (Onderzoeker)

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Organic flow batteries

Koen H. Hendriks (Onderzoeker), René A.J. Janssen (Onderzoeker)

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Controlling the doping level in a conducting polymer for application in enhancement mode organic electrochemical transistors

Auteur: Pol, T., 13 nov 2018

Begeleider: Meskers, S. (Afstudeerdocent 1), van de Burgt, Y. (Afstudeerdocent 2), Janssen, R. (Afstudeerdocent 2) & Friedrich, H. (Afstudeerdocent 2)

Scriptie/masterproef: Master


Electrical characterization of organic bulk heterojunction for PV application

Auteur: Koers, P., mrt 2007

Begeleider: Janssen, R. (Afstudeerdocent 1) & Morana, M. (Externe persoon) (Externe coach)

Scriptie/masterproef: Master

Measuring charge transfer states in organic bulk heterojunction solar cells

Auteur: Imhof, E., 13 nov 2018

Begeleider: Willems, R. (Afstudeerdocent 1), Meskers, S. (Afstudeerdocent 2), Janssen, R. (Afstudeerdocent 2) & Debije, M. (Afstudeerdocent 2)

Scriptie/masterproef: Master