30 June 2016

In June 2016, the "Maximising the RISC" inaugural workshop on thermally-activated delayed fluorescence was held in Durham, UK. Organised with the support of the PHEBE project, the workshop was designed to allow people from a diverse range of backgrounds to learn, discuss and experience the development of the TADF mechanism and other related research.
The workshop started with a presentation of substituent effects on TADF molecules given by Jonathan Ward from Durham University. This was followed by presentations of Youhei Takeda from Osaka University, Japan, who talked about "Syntheses, Properties, and OLED Applications of Novel and Efficient TADF Molecules based on a U-Shaped D-A-D Scaffold: The Synergy of Chemistry and Physics", and Thomas Penfold from University of Newcastle, UK, who presented "The Importance of Vibronic Coupling for Ecient rISC in TADF Molecules". Then, Reinhard Scholz from TU Dresden, Germany, delivered a presentation on the topic "TADF – A new route to more efficient OLEDs?". Prof. Andy Monkman from Durham University talked about excited states of TADF molecules and how to control them.

Mario Berberan-Santos from the University of Lisbon, Portugal, covered the topic of "TADF kinetics and data analysis". Next, Peter Gilch from the University of Düsseldorf, Germany, presented on "What Femtosecond Spectroscopy on Thioxanthone teaches us About TADF".

Finally, Jacob Gavartin from Schrödinger Inc. told the audience about "Excitation, fluorescence, dynamics, conductivity and more: Merits and challenges in modelling organic electronics materials".

The event gathered more than 60 attendees, who highly appreciated the efforts of organisers and speakers.