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Happy Christmas 2023!

8 December 2023

Optoelectronics and Microelectronics group members went to Newnham College for their Christmas meal last night. The social gathering included a quiz and the usual festive food. By this time next year, the groups' labs and offices in Kapitza and Microelectronics will have moved to a new building!

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Symposium in Maxwell Centre

Abe Yoffe Symposium

10 June 2023

More than a hundred people came to the Maxwell Centre at the beginning of June for a two-day Symposium on Functional Electronic Materials, one of the interests of the late Abe Yoffe. Many of the contributors had been students or staff within Optoelectronics or the "Physics and Chemistry of Solids" Group, covering a period...

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Akshay Rao wins ERC grant

3 February 2023

Congratulations to Akshay Rao on winning a European Research Council 'Consolidator' Grant, to explore the physics and chemistry of a new class of hybrid materials - organic molecules connected to lanthanide doped nanoparticles.

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optoelectronics party time

Happy Birthday!

20 January 2023

Congratulations to Prof Sir Richard Friend, who celebrated his birthday earlier this week!

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Soft materials research

23 May 2022

Several researchers in the Optoelectronics group will be participating in a new EPSRC research initiative between Cambridge and Oxford, into 'soft' energy materials.

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A break outside at Springschool

OE/ME Spring School 2022

25 March 2022

With restrictions relaxed, and the weather improving, we had a fantastic day of talks for our Spring School at Wolfson, followed by the group's delayed Christmas meal at Churchill. Two years ago Covid struck and put our plans on hold.

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Dr Abe Yoffe sculpture

Abe Yoffe

24 March 2022

We were sorry to hear this week that Dr Abe Yoffe has died, at the age of 102. Many members of Optoelectronics (and PCS group, before that) will remember his support, which continued long after his official retirement. His statue still looks at us in the Kapitza Building.

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A rainbow at the Cavendish Laboratory

Perovskites in the news

24 November 2021

This week's Independent newpaper has an article on Perovskite solar cells that describes how chemical disorder can play a key role in device efficiency. Understanding the principles will also help to design Light Emitting Diodes and detectors made with the same materials.

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Design rules may help to achieve more than 20% efficiency in organic solar cells

12 October 2021

Coworkers from around the world suggest that new design rules can help control non-radiative pathways for energy loss in organic semiconductor photovoltaic cells. Understanding triplet formation and donor-acceptor hybridisation of orbital wavefunctions is key to achieving devices that approach the theoretical maximum.

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Improving efficiency of OLEDs

27 July 2021

Go 'Behind the paper' for our recent Nature Communications article on investigating Thermally Activated Delayed Fluorescence