Fakultät für Physik




Seminar: Organic Electronics – Overview

  • Overview

Seminar: Organic electronics – physics and device applications

About the lecture

Time and place

Initial meeting (distribution of topics) Do, 20.10. um 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. Registration is closed.

Talks will take place:
Mo, 23.01.17 in the CENS seminar room H522 (Schellingstrasse 4, 5. floor) and Tue 24.01.17 in N110.

Detailed schedule:

Monday, 23.01.

09:30 D. Taray
10:00 K. Grafenstein
10:30 L. Schaffroth

11:30 L. Grimmeisen
12:00 T. Ehm
12:30 K. Kaiser

14:00 S. Hertlein
14:30 S. Wiegner
15:00 T. Lamparter
15:30 J Zähringer

16:30 K. Frank
17:00 J. Luhn
17:30 I. Weber

Tuesday, 24.01.

12:30  C. Heunisch
13:00   M. Kieß
13:30 E. Unterauer

16:00 M. Gramlich
16:30 O. Brix
17:00 M. Krzyk
17:30 P. Shahidi


1. High resolution imaging of orbitals  (D. Taray, JR)
2. Single crystal devices  (K. Grafenstein, JR)
3. Ambipolar transistors (L. Schaffroth, BN)
4. Vertical transistors (L. Grimmeisen, BN)
6. Artificial skin, touch sensors (E. Unterauer, JR)
7. Biodegradable electronic materials (M. Kieß, JR)
8. Time resolved spectroscopy (J. Luhn, JR)
9. Vibrational spectroscopy (K. Frank, CL)
10. Hydrogen-bonded pigments (C. Heunisch, CL)
11. Photovoltaics (S. Hertlein, S. Wiegner, CL)
12. PhLEDs (M. Gramlich, O. Brix, BN)
13. Displays, E-ink (M. Krzyk, P. Shahidi, BN)
14. Electrolyte gated field effect transistors (T. Ehm, CL)
16. Ion based logics (K. Kaiser, BN)
17. Perovkite nanoparticles and solar cells (J. Zähringer, T. Lamparter, JR)
18. Graphene (I. Weber, BN)

Tutors: BN Bert Nickel, JR Janina Roemer, CL 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