LUMOMAT

 « Molecular Materials for Electronics & Photonics »

The LUMOMAT project, strongly supported by the Région des Pays de la Loire, aims to develop innovative organic electronics and photonics materials, based on a strategy encompassing Research, Training and Innovation.

These new organic-based technological devices are considered, in a region where the industrial activity is highly visible on the specific sector of electronics, as a complementary promising approach to conventional silicon-based technologies.

Led by two chemistry laboratories well-recognized on this topic (MOLTECH-Anjou in Angers and CEISAM in Nantes), the project also includes research teams originating from five other labs of the Région des Pays de la Loire (IMMM in Le Mans, IMN and CRCNA in Nantes, GEPEA in La Roche/Yon and LPhiA in Angers).

LUMOMAT partners design, synthesize, characterize and study new organic molecules that can be used as building blocks in electro- or photoactive materials/devices. LUMOMAT offers three main areas of applications covering the full chain from the molecular design to the final devices:

Organic photovoltaics (OPV) – dye-sensitized cells (DSC), OLED
• Sensors and probes for health andenvironment
• Nanosystems for transport and optical storage of information

Besides applied works in connection with both the local economical forces and national and international partners, the project aims at developping new and innovative fundamental concepts as well as the opening of a new Master/engineer-level training (the LUMOMAT Master) the first of this kind in France.