Goals and philosophy

COPE is an interdisciplinary centre combing both physics and chemistry. We take a holistic approach combining synthesis, materials and device characterisation, molecular modelling and condensed matter theory. COPE is a broad church, with activities ranging across the gamut of photonics and electronics in organic materials and beyond. Some of our core research activities are described the articles listed below.

 'Organic photonics and electronics' by Paul Burn

'New materials for next-generation organic solar cells' by Paul Meredith

'Synthetic routes to new physics' by Ben Powell

'Dendrimers: a promising new class of macromolecules for organic light emitting
diodes' by Shih-Chun (Lawrence) Lo

And in the summaries below.