Fakultät für Physik




Seminar on Organic Electronics – Übersicht

Organic electronics – physics and device applications

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Zeit und Ort

Do 16:15 - 17:45 Uhr
Seminar room Kotthaus/Rädler (N 110)
Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1 (Gebäude N)


05.05. Introduction and selection of topics

12.05. Imaging of HOMO and LUMO orbitals by STM and AFM (Myer, IBM)
          V. Rieger (BN)
19.05. Interface engineering in ambipol. OFETs by SAMs (Koch, Sirringhaus)
          J. Reindl (SN)
26.05. Enzymatic sensing with org. electrochemical transistors (Malliaras)
          A. Zeder (MG)
09.06. Biocompatible, biodegradable materials for OFETs (Sariciftci, Bauer)
          C. Schwall + J. Marquard (BN)
16.06. Pressure sensor matrix with OFETs for artificial skin (Someya)
          M. Freiermut (CW)
30.06. Photoinduced e-transfer from polymer to fullerene (Heeger)
          A. Jakowetz (CW)
07.07. Active control of epithelial cells grown on org. transistor (Berggren)
          K. Stadler (BN)
14.07. Spatial control of recombination zone in ambipolar OLET (Zaumseil)
          S. Diefenbach (SN)
21.07. Electrophoretic ink for all-printed electronic displays (Jacobson)
          A.K. Nekolla (BN)
28.07. Pentacene based OTFTs as transducer for biochem. sensing (Bao)
          M. Tabachnyk (MG)

To set a date to discuss the topic of your talk in advance, please write an email to your respective tutor:

Bert Nickel (BN): nickel(at)lmu.de
Martin Göllner (MG): martin.goellner(at)physik.lmu.de
Simon Noever (SN): simon.noever(at)physik.lmu.de
Christian Westermeier (CW): c.westermeier(at)physik.lmu.de

The seminar will be credited if:

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

If you have any queries please contact: c.westermeier(at)physik.lmu.de


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.

While the focus of the introductionary lecture in the winter term was set on basic physical mechanisms, the seminar addresses recent research highlights including biosensing, solar cells, electronic paper and  more. 

This seminar addresses master students and PhDs interested in electronic aspects of organic materials. Priority will be given to students which attended the previous lecture.


• M. Schwoerer und H. C. Wolf: "Organische Molekulare Festkörper", WILEY-VCH, Weinheim (2005)

• S. Hunklinger: "Festkörperphysik", Oldenbourg, München (2007)• M. Pope and C.E. Swenberg: "Electronic Processes in Organic Crystals", Clarendon, Oxford (1982)

• S.M. Sze and Kwok K.Ng.: "Physics of Semiconductor Devices", John Wiley & Sons, New Jersey (2007)• Research articles corresponding to the particular topics will be distributed during the seminar.

Verantwortlich für den Inhalt: Bert Nickel, Christian Westermeier