Spakowitz Research Group

Theory and Computation of Biological Processes and Soft Materials

Charge Transport in Conducting Polymers

Semiconducting polymers play an important role in a wide range of optical and electronic material applications. It is widely accepted that the meso-scale ordering impacts charge transport in such devices. However, the connection between molecular ordering and device performance is difficult to predict due to the current need for a mathematical theory of the physics that dictates charge transport in polycrystalline semiconducting polymers. Achieving a fundamental understanding of the relationship between molecular ordering and device performance would have a transformative effect in designing conjugated polymer materials for a variety of applications. This project represents a systematic development of a mathematical model for charge transport in polycrystalline conjugated polymer materials.