Modecom project secretary
Modelling Electroactive Conjugated Materials at the Multiscale
1 Oct 2006 - 31 March 2010
Modecom is a €1.3M three-year project undertaken by an international consortium of researchers covering 3 continents which could help bring to mass market organic light emitting devices (OLEDs), which could have far reaching technological implications and cut the cost of lighting by billion of pounds each year. The Executive Summary of the project can be downloaded by clicking here.
OLED lighting - organic because the films that emit light contain hydrogen
and carbon atoms - could be incorporated into fabrics, furniture and
items. Because the devices are thin and flexible, lighting and electronic
display screens can for the first time be created on virtually any material,
meaning that clothes and packaging can display electronic information.
Further information on organic devices can be obtained from
This research will aid the understanding of solar cells. Solar cells, or photovoltaics, convert light to electricity and are used to power many devices, from calculators to satellites.
Other areas studied by Modecom are the polymer materials used in plastic electronics and sensors in applications such as electronic paper and intelligent labels on groceries.
The Modecom consortium has made studies from the molecular to the mesoscopic level and looked at the workings of the device as a whole. It has produced many high quality publications: see the list on the publications page
Modecom has featured in the international press:
This website will be maintained until 1 July 2013 now that the project
Polymers in liquid form
Above images courtesy Cambridge Display Technology