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Personal page Professor Martijn Kemerink

email: martijn.kemerink@liu.se

tel.: +46 (0)13 28 1875

office: fysikhuset, L 308


I obtained a Master degree in Applied Physics from Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands in 1993. In 1998 I received a PhD from the same university (Thesis ‘Many-body effects in the valence bands of two-dimensional heterostructures based on III/V semiconductors’ [[link: http://alexandria.tue.nl/extra2/9800214.pdf]]). After that I was awarded a 5-year post-doctoral fellowship from the Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) to work on scanning tunneling spectroscopy and STM-induced luminescence. During this fellowship I shifted my attention from inorganic, highly crystalline semiconductors to organic, amorphous or polycrystalline semiconductors. I became assistant professor in 2003 and associate professor in 2009. As of 2014 I have been appointed full professor in Applied Physics at the Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology (IFM) at Linköping University in Sweden. I still hold a partial position at TU/e.


My research interests range from fundamental charge and energy transport in disordered, mostly organic semiconductors, to device concepts and applications based on these materials. The  group’s website  and the publication lists below should give a reasonable indication of what this means in practice.


A full list of publications (with web links) can be found here [[under construction]] . Below, a selection of papers for a number of research topics related to my current interests is given.

In case you’re interested in any of my publications but cannot access it, please feel free to contact me.


o    W. Chr. Germs, E. M. Roeling, L. J. van IJzendoorn, R. A. J. Janssen and M. Kemerink,"Diffusion enhancement in on/off ratchets" Appl. Phys. Lett. 102, 073104 (2013).

o    E.M. Roeling, W.Chr. Germs, B. Smalbrugge, E.J. Geluk, T. de Vries, R.A.J. Janssen, and M. Kemerink, “Organic Electronic Ratchets as Power Sources”, Nature Mater. 10, 51-55 (2011).

Organic solar cells:

  • H. van Eersel, R.A.J. Janssen and M. Kemerink, “Mechanism for efficient exciton dissociation at disordered heterointerfaces”, Adv. Funct. Mater. 22, 2700-2708 (2012).
  • K. Maturova, R. A. J. Janssen, and M. Kemerink, “Connecting scanning tunneling spectroscopy to device performance for polymer:fullerene organic solar cells”, ACS Nano 4, 1385-1392 (2010).
  • K. Maturova, S. S. van Bavel, M. M. Wienk, R. A. J. Janssen, and M. Kemerink, “A morphological device model for organic bulk heterojunction solar cells”, Nano Lett. 9, 3032-3037 (2009).


  • W. Chr. Germs, K. Guo, R. A. J. Janssen, and M. Kemerink, “Unusual thermoelectric behavior indicating a hopping to band-like transport transition in pentacene”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 016601/1-5 (2012).

        o    W.Chr. Germs, W.H. Adriaans, A.K. Tripathi, W.S.C. Roelofs, B. Cobb, R.A.J. Janssen, G.H. Gelinck and M. Kemerink, “Charge transport in amorphous InGaZnO thin film transistors”, Phys. Rev. B 86, 155319 (2012).

Organic field effect transistors:

o    W.S.C. Roelofs, S.G.J. Mathijssen, R.A.J. Janssen, D.M. de Leeuw and M. Kemerink, “Accurate description of charge transport in organic field effect transistors using an experimentally extracted density of states”, Phys. Rev. B. 85, 085202/1-6 (2012).

o    S.G.J. Mathijssen, M.-J. Spijkman, A.-M. Andringa, P.A. van Hal, I. McCulloch, M. Kemerink, R.A.J. Janssen and D.M. de Leeuw, “Revealing buried interfaces to understand the origins of gate bias stress in organic field-effect transistors”, Adv. Mater. 22, 5105-5109 (2010).

  • S. G. J. Mathijssen, E. C. P. Smits, P. A. van Hal, H. J. Wondergem, S. A. Ponomarenko, A. Moser, R. Resel, P. A. Bobbert, M. Kemerink, R. A. J. Janssen, and D. M. de Leeuw, “Monolayer coverage and channel length set the mobility in self-assembled monolayer field-effect transistors”, Nature Nanotech. 4, 674 (2009).

Light emitting electrochemical cells:

  • S. van Reenen, T. Akatsuka, D. Tordera, A. Pertegas, R. A. J. Janssen, M. Kemerink, and H. Bolink, “Universal transients in polymer and ionic transition metal complex light-emitting electrochemical cells”, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 135, 886-891 (2013).
  • S. van Reenen, P. Matyba, A.W. Dzwilewski, R.A.J. Janssen, L. Edman, and M. Kemerink, “A unifying model for the operation of light-emitting electrochemical cells”, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 132, 13776–13781 (2010).

o    P. Matyba, K. Maturova, M. Kemerink, N.D. Robinson, and L. Edman, “The Dynamic Organic p-n Junction”, Nature Mater. 8, 672-676, (2009).

Charge transport in PEDOT:PSS:

  • K. van de Ruit, C. Itzhak, D. Bollen, T. van Mol, R. Yerushalmi – Rozen, R. A. J. Janssen, and M. Kemerink, “Quasi-one dimensional in-plane conductivity in filamentary films of PEDOT:PSS” , Adv. Funct. Mater. 23, 5778-5786 (2013), DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201301174.
  • K. van de Ruit, I. Katsouras, D. Bollen, T. van Mol, R.A.J. Janssen, D. M. de Leeuw, and M. Kemerink, “The curious out-of-plane conductivity of PEDOT:PSS” , Adv. Funct. Mater. 23, 5787-5793 (2013), DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201301175.

o    A.M. Nardes, M. Kemerink, R.A.J. Janssen, J.A.M. Bastiaansen, N.M.M. Kiggen, B.M.W. Langeveld, A.J.J.M. van Breemen, M.M. de Kok “Microscopic understanding of the anisotropic conductivity of PEDOT:PSS thin films”, Adv. Mater. 19, 1196-1200 (2007).

Organic ferroelectrics & blends:

o    C.F.C. Fitié, W.S.C. Roelofs, M. Kemerink, and R.P. Sijbesma, ‘Remanent Polarization in Thin Films from a Columnar Liquid Crystal’, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 132, 6892-6893 (2010).

o    V. Khikhlovskyi, A.V. Gorbunov, A.J.J.M. van Breemen, R.A.J. Janssen, G.H. Gelinck and M. Kemerink “Multi-bit organic ferroelectric memory”, Org. El. 14, 3399-3405 (2013).

Organic magneto-resistive devices:

o    S. van Reenen, S.P. Kersten, S.H.W. Wouters, M. Cox, P. Janssen, B. Koopmans, P.A. Bobbert, and M. Kemerink, “Large magnetic field effects in electrochemically doped organic light emitting diodes” , Phys. Rev. B 88, 125203 (2013).

  • P. Janssen, M. Cox, M. Kemerink, M.M. Wienk and B. Koopmans, “Tuning spin interactions in organic semiconductors”, Nat. Comm. 4, 2286 (2013).

o    F. Bloom, M. Kemerink, W. Wagemans, and B. Koopmans, “Sign inversion of magnetoresistance in injection limited organic devices”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 103, 066601 (2009).

Scanning probes on organics:

  • D.S.H. Charrier, M. Kemerink, B.E. Smalbrugge, T. de Vries, and R.A.J. Janssen “Scanning Kelvin Probe Microscopy modeling – A quest for the real surface potential”, ACS Nano 2, 622-626 (2008).

o    M. Kemerink, J.K.J. van Duren, P. Jonkheijm, P.M. Koenraad, R.A.J. Janssen, H.W.M. Salemink and J.H. Wolter, “Relating substitution to single-chain conformation and aggregation in poly(p-phenylene vinylene) films”, NanoLett. 3, 1191-1196 (2003).

  • M. Kemerink, P. Offermans, P.M. Koenraad, J.K.J. van Duren, R.A.J. Janssen, H.W.M. Salemink and J.H. Wolter, “Real-space measurement of the potential distribution inside organic semiconductors”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 096803 (2002).


o    M. Kemerink, T.J. Dierichs, J. Dierichs, H. Huynen, J.E. Wildberger, J.M.E. van Engelshoven, and G.J. Kemerink, ‘Characteristics of a first generation x-ray system’, Radiology 259, 534 (2011).

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