Fakultät für Physik




Seminar: Organic Electronics – Overview

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Seminar: Organic electronics – physics and device applications

About the lecture

Time and place

Initial meeting (distribution of remaining topics) Th, 19.10. at 16 Uhr in N110


Organic electronic applications such as large area displays, organic solar cells, and plastic logic are recent examples of a joined research effort aiming on replacing energy and cost intensive silicon technology by lightweight, low energy cost materials based on organic molecules. Alan Heeger's nobel price in chemistry for the invention of semiconducting and metallic polymers honors some of these activities. In terms of physics involved, organic electronics combines the molecular point of view with concepts such as molecular orbits, excitations, and energy levels with solid state physics represented by band structure, mobility, and doping. Charge transport in organic electronics is based on electron and hole transport rather than ionic transport as typical for biomolecular systems, however, also concepts from biology such as energy harvesting inspire organic electronics.

The seminar covers recent research highlights including biosensing, solar cells, electronic paper and  more. This seminar addresses in particular master students which have followed the lecture on organic electronics in the summer teaching term, but is also open to other students as well, in particular Bachelor students which have already completed the solid state lecture.

Please send at any time an email to Bert Nickel (nickel@lmu.de) with your three favorate topics from the list below. Topic with names are already reserved and no longer available. Remaining slots will be distributed in the first week of the winter teaching term. Talks will most likely be presented in two one day symposia in December and middle of January (dates to be decided).

 List of Topics

1. High resolution imaging of orbitals  (Sara McCarney, BN)
2. Single crystal devices
3. Ambipolar transistors
4. Vertical transistors
5. Artificial skin, touch sensors (Julian Aschauer, JR)
6. Biodegradable electronic materials  (Clarissa Kroll, BN)
7. Vibrational spectroscopy
8. Hydrogen-bonded pigments
9. Photovoltaics (Meghranjana Chatterjee, CL)
10. PhLEDs (Lukas Lehnert, BN)
11. Displays, E-ink (Christian Jürgensen, BN)
12. Electrolyte gated field effect transistors
13. Ion based logics (Lucas Hille, BN)
14. Perovkites  (Andreas Wimmer, JR)
15. Graphene

Topics with names are already reserved.
Tutors: Bert Nickel, Janina Roemer, Clemens Liewald

The seminar will be credited if:

(a) a presentation is given,
(b) all presentations (missing 2 at most) have been attended,
(c) the student actively participated in discussions






Verantwortlich für den Inhalt: Bert Nickel