Professor Patterson was awarded €234,871 for his Simulation of Organic Optoelectronic Materials using Many-Body Theory (SOOMAT) research project. This research brings together chemistry, quantum physics and high performance computing to solve an important problem which affects the energy efficiency and sustainability of everyday devices such as mobile phone screens. It will tackle problems associated with emission and absorption of light by organic molecules especially by giving insight into pro
Computer simulation has an important role to play in developing new, energy efficient light sources such as OLEDs, which are used, for example, in mobile phone screens. Developing new OLEDs requires understanding of the quantum physics of ‘excited states’ of molecules. In this project this will be achieved using various computer programmes, including code developed by the PI and his group as part of the project.