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Oana Jurchescu

Assistant Professor of Physics

Jurchescu’s expertise is in the structure and electronic properties of organic semiconductors.

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Oana Jurchescu’s expertise is in the structure and electronic properties of organic and organic/inorganic hybrid semiconductors, as well as the fabrication and characterization of devices for nano and macroelectronics. Her current research focuses on organic and hybrid electronics, a technology which has the potential to address unique applications, such as artificial skin, smart bandages, flexible displays, wearable electronics, and more. Jurchescu focuses on understanding the fundamental properties of these materials and the Read More »

Oana Jurchescu’s expertise is in the structure and electronic properties of organic and organic/inorganic hybrid semiconductors, as well as the fabrication and characterization of devices for nano and macroelectronics. Her current research focuses on organic and hybrid electronics, a technology which has the potential to address unique applications, such as artificial skin, smart bandages, flexible displays, wearable electronics, and more. Jurchescu focuses on understanding the fundamental properties of these materials and the operation of devices and on integrating them with various technologies addressing large-area electronics. Her research has gained international recognition due to its vast implications for the future of electronics and technology. Jurchescu’s research is funded by the National Science Foundation, the Office of Naval Research and the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Her work has been published in more than 50 publications.

Media Appearances

Solar cell material for transistors holds promise

EE Times

July 5, 2015

The early attempts to make field-effect transistors (FETs) from the material, however, had "limited success" according to professor Oana Jurchescu at Wake Forest University (Winston-Salem, North Carolina) who also claims to head "the first research group to successfully make complementary FETs from halide-perovskite," ...

High performance semiconductor spray paint could be a game changer for organic electronics

Phys Org

April 25, 2013

Oana Jurchescu, an assistant professor of physics, and a team of researchers developed a high performance organic semiconductor 'spray paint' that can be applied to large surface areas without losing electric conductivity. This is a potentially game changing technology for a number of reasons...

Articles

Interface-Controlled, High-Mobility Organic Transistors

Electronic devices based on organic semiconductors have gained considerable industrial and academic interest in recent years. Organic materials present new semiconductors for flexible, low-cost, and light-weight electronic devices. Pentacene has become a prominent choice for both industrial applications as well as fundamental studies...

Low-temperature structure of rubrene single crystals grown by vapor transport

We report the crystal structure of rubrene, C42H28 (5, 6, 11, 12-tetraphenyltetracene), in the temperature interval 100–300 K. The crystals are grown by physical vapor transport in an open system. The crystal structure is orthorhombic over the entire temperature range...

Electronic transport properties of pentacene single crystals upon exposure to air

We report the effect of air exposure on the electronic properties of pentacene single crystals. Air can diffuse reversibly in and out of the crystals and influences the physical properties. We discern two competing mechanisms that modulate the electronic transport. The presence ...

The effect of impurities on the mobility of single crystal pentacene

We have obtained a hole mobility for the organic conductor pentacene of 35 cm2/Vs at room temperature increasing to 58 cm2/Vs at 225K. These high mobilities result from a purification process in which 6,13-pentacenequinone was removed by vacuum sublimation...

Orbital-Order-Induced Metal-Insulator Transition in L a 1− x C ax M n O 3

We present evidence that the insulator-to-metal transition in L a 1− x C ax M n O 3 near x∼ 0.2 is driven by the suppression of coherent Jahn-Teller distortions, originating from d-type orbital ordering. The orbital-ordered state is characterized by large long-range Q 2 ...

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Areas of Expertise

  • Flexible Plastics
  • Organic Electronics
  • Nanotechnology
  • Macroelectronics
  • Organic Semiconductors
  • Organic Devices
  • Physics of Organic Semiconductor Devices
  • Organic Spintronics
  • Functional Organic Materials
  • Structure-Property Correlations
  • Organic Thin-Film Transistors
  • Organic Field-Effect Transistors
  • Organic Single Crystals
  • Perovskite Electronics
  • Perovskite Thin-Film Transistors
  • Charge Transfer Complexes

Education

University of Groningen (The Netherlands): Ph.D., Physics

University of Timisoara (Romania): M.S., Physics

University of Timisoara (Romania): B.S., Physics

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