This workshop is motivated by recent work in organic photovoltaics suggesting that control and understanding of materials nanomorphology is a key issue with regard to improving efficiency. A major theme in supramolecular self-assembly of organic molecules is liquid crystalline order, and a variety of liquid crystal organizational approaches are being pursued in the areas of molecular electronics and organic photovoltaics. The purpose of the workshop is to stimulate productive interactions between the liquid crystal and broader organic self-assembly communities, and the molecular electronics and organic photovoltaics communities.
The meeting will take place on the beautiful campus of the University of Colorado, in Boulder, Colorado, from August 7-10, 2010, immediately following the San Diego SPIE conference. The event is organized by the two Colorado National Science Foundation Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers - the Liquid Crystal Materials Research Center (at the University of Colorado at Boulder), and the Renewable Energy Materials Research Center (at the Colorado School of Mines, in Golden).
The workshop is now completed.