Polymer and Small Molecule Organic LEDs, Solid State Lighting's Answer to the Fluorescent Lamp?


Please join us next week for the Sept. GGPF dinner
lecture on the exciting field of OLEDs/PLEDs for lighting
applications. See details below.

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Dinner Lecture

Sept. 17
Michael's Restaurant
Mountain View

Dr. Steve Johnson and Dr. Gao Liu
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

"Polymer and Small Molecule Organic LEDs, Solid
State Lighting's Answer to the Fluorescent Lamp?


"Research Towards OLEDs For Lighting Applications."


OLEDs offer the potential of becoming an energy efficient
light source of the future, and of providing the end user w
ith benefits in performance not realized with current light
sources. However, to realize this opportunity significant
improvements in performance must occur. The discussion will
emphasize the different criteria that OLEDs must meet as a
light source for general illumination, the impact the technology
could have on transforming the lit environment in which we
live, and the interest of the Department of Energy in supporting
the development of this technology as the next generation of
efficient light sources. DOE is promoting R&D on properties
of polymers, organics, electrodes and device structures that
lead to efficient light sources. Many of these are similar to
those required for display applications but there are also
significant differences in the requirements due to lifetime,
efficiency and cost constraints.

The rapid improvements made in the area of OLED devices open
up the possibility for general illumination applications.
Polymer based light emitting devices are especially attractive
due to the potential of high efficiency, low cost roll-to-roll
process and conformabilities to indoor lighting applications.
At present, there are many challenges to bring OLED to lighting,
including lifetime, efficiency and colors purities, etc. This
presentation will cover part of our efforts to address these
problems, such as the failure mechanism, certain impurity effects
in the light emitting polymer and side chain and solvent effects.
Basic and applied research in collaboration with other research
groups at UCB and LBNL will also be briefly described that
address several critical issues for OLED development, such as
new cathode and interface issues, etc.

Speaker backgrounds:

Dr. Steve Johnson is Group Leader for the Lighting Research Group
at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. The Lighting Research
Group performs research into light sources and ballasts, lighting
controls, light distribution systems, and human factors. Research
at LBNL is principally focused on technologies that will improve
the efficiency of current practice for both residential and
commercial applications of lighting. Since joining LBNL in 1996,
Dr. Johnson has shifted the emphasis in light source development
at the laboratory from discharge lamps to solid state devices.
He directs research in the area of both LEDs and OLEDs. Dr. Johnson
joined LBNL in 1996 and prior to that spent 20 years working in
the lighting industry. He received his BS from Furman University,
his Ph.D. from University of Tennessee, and held a post-Doctoral
appointment at Yale University.

Dr. Gao Liu is a Chemist for the Electrochemical Technologies Group
& Lighting Research Group at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
Dr. Liu's research is focused on polymer light emitting diodes,
rechargeable lithium polymer batteries and electrochromic window
system. Dr. Liu joined LBNL in 2001. He received his BS from Beijing
University and Ph.D. from Michigan State University.



DATE: Wednesday, Sept. 17

Location: Michael's at Shoreline Park, Mountain View

Timing: 6 PM social hour
7 PM dinner
8 PM lecture

Cost: $30 with advance registration
half price students, retired, unemployed
free for just the lecture at 8PM
(but please let us know for headcount)

NEW: $35 at the door with no registration,
plus you will not be guaranteed any particular
dinner choice.

PLEASE NOTE: we accept cash or checks, but are unable to
accept payment by credit card at this time.

Deadline for registration:
5 PM Monday Sept. 15

Please register on the web site

Or, contact:
Clayton Henderson

You should receive confirmation of your registration; if not,
please contact us again.


Dinner choices:
Chicken Florentine
Eggplant Parmesian
Grilled Salmon

Note that we must request that you be liable for your
registration fee if you register and do not attend;
cancellation is allowed up to the registration deadline.


Restaurant's web page directions

From 101 in Mountain View, take the Shoreline Boulevard
Exit, turning toward the bay. Drive past the Shoreline
Amphitheater and go straight ahead, entering into
Shoreline Park. After a mile or so inside the park,
a sign for Michael's will direct you to turn left into
the parking lot for Michael's.
Address: 2960 N Shoreline Blvd.
Restaurant phone: 650-962-1014
(do not call restaurant for reservations)


upcoming GGPF meetings:

October 9, 2003
J.E. McGrath
Department of Chemistry
Inst. for Polymeric Materials and Interfaces
Virginia Tech
"New Proton Exchange Membranes for Direct Methanol Fuel Cells"


OTHER EVENTS of possible interest to the
GGPF audience:


Sept. 9-12, Monterey
Annual BACAS symposium on Photomask Technology

Sept. 16, Brisbane
joint BAMS and CaSSS dinner meeting:
"Recent Advances in High Resolution Microscale LC/MS
for Proteomic Analysis" by Dr. Barry Karger,
Barnett Institute, Northeastern University

Sept. 16, Mountain View
one-day symposium by nanoSIG
NanoElectronics & Photonics Forum Conference

Sept. 17-19, Palo Alto
Integrated Nanosystems 2003: Design,
Synthesis, and Applications
Don't miss the tutorials listed for Sept. 17 at

Sept. 19, Belmont
SPE-sponsored tour of 4th State
details should be posted on SPE web
page by Aug. 30

Sept. 20 & Sept. 27, San Mateo
Two-Day short course (sequential Saturdays)
"High Performance Separations of Biopolymers"
Sponsored by California Separations Science
Society, CaSSS (covers HPLC, SEC, etc.)

Sept. 23 - 25, San Jose
BIOPHEX, co-located with INTERPHEX
a bio/pharmaceutical meeting

Sept. 25, Cupertino --- NOTE date change.
ACS Santa Clara Valley Section dinner meeting
Dr. Ken Carter, IBM Almaden Research Center
"Chemistry at Nanopatterned Interfaces -
Surface Modification of Imprinted Polymers"

Sept. 29, San Jose
AVS sponsored
Chemical Mechanical Planarization User's Group
Sept. 30, San Jose
Thin Films Users Group Conference


Oct. 3-4, Stanford
18th Annual Johnson Symposium in Organic Chemistry

Oct. 5-9, Squaw Valley
microTAS2003 - The 7th International Conference on Miniaturized
Chemical and BioChemical Analysis Systems

Oct. 10-12, Burlingame
2003 Foresight Conference on Molecular Nanotechnology

Oct. 19-22, Oakland
55th Pacific Coast Regional meeting of the
American Ceramic Society

Oct. 24-26, Palo Alto
IMAPS (International Microelectronics & Packaging Society)
Advanced Technology Workshop on "Thermal Management for
High-Performance Computing & Wireless Applications"


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