Fakultät für Physik




Seminar: Organic Electronics – Overview

  • Overview

Seminar: Organic electronics – physics and device applications

About the lecture

Time and place

Talks will be presented middle of January (date to be decided). All but one topic have been distributed already, therefore there is no initial meeting.


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.

All topocs are already assigned to a student, i.e. there are no more free topics available. Therefore we don't need the initial meeting originally planned for Thu 19.10. All details concerning the content and format of the talks will be discussed during 2-3 meeting with your tutor. Dates for these meetings need to be arranged individually. Talks will be presented in two one day symposia in the middle of January (dates to be decided) by poll in November.

 List of Topics

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

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