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Our research

CSIRO carries out research into organic photovoltaics and integrated plastic electronics, using our specialist experience in nanotechnology, conducting polymers, and control of polymer structure on a molecular level.

  • 1 May 2012 | Updated 11 January 2013

CSIRO's Flexible Electronics team are developing new materials with charge transporting, light harvesting and light emitting properties and the processes to manufacture them efficiently and safely, so that they can be used in a range of organic electronic applications. Key areas of our research are:

  • organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs)
  • organic photovoltaics (OPVs)
  • organic field effect transistors (OFETs)
  • semi-conducting nanoparticles.

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Video overview of CSIRO Flexible Electronics research activities

Learn more about the research we undertake in the pages below.

Nanoparticles for printed plastic electronics

CSIRO is researching ways to make semiconducting, inorganic nanoparticles which can be used to develop new consumer devices and printable solar cells.

Q&A: organic photovoltaic printable plastic solar cells

Flexible, large area, cost-effective, reel-to-reel printable plastic solar cells: your questions answered.

Low cost energy, using organic photovoltaics

CSIRO is developing new materials and processes to enable high throughput, low cost reel-to-reel printable electronics for the production of thin film organic photovoltaic solar cells.

Electroactive materials capability

A brief guide to CSIRO's electroactive materials capabilities.

CSIRO Short Stops: Solar Cells

Take a CSIRO Short Stop: snack-sized science for people on the go.

VICOSC consortium

CSIRO is proud to be a member of the Victorian Organic Solar Cell Consortium, a collaboration between academia and industry based in Victoria.

Learn more about CSIRO’s work in Flexible Electronics.