Fakultät für Physik




Seminar: Organic Electronics – Overview

Organic electronics – physics and device applications

About the lecture

Time and place

Mon June 18th, 8:45am - 7pm
CeNS seminar room (H522)
Schellingstr. 4, 5th floor
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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 and PhDs candidates interested in electronic aspects of organic materials. If enough time slots are available, also bachelor students which have passed the introductory solid state physics lecture may present a topic.

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


Verantwortlich für den Inhalt: Bert Nickel