Fakultät für Physik




Seminar: Organic Electronics – Overview

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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 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 N110

Di 16.01. 12-14 Uhr
12:15 Uhr Ambipolar transistors (Robin Wein, CL)
12:45 Uhr Single crystal devices (Sebastian Rieger, JR)
13:15 Uhr Ion based logics (Lucas Hille, BN)

Di 16.01. 16-18:30 Uhr
16:15 Uhr PhLEDs (Lukas Lehnert, BN)
16:45 Uhr Photovoltaics (Meghranjana Chatterjee, CL)
17:15 Uhr Perovkites (Andreas Wimmer, JR)
17:45 Uhr Displays, E-ink (Christian Jürgensen, BN)

Mi 17.01. 14 Uhr -16:30 Uhr
14:15 Uhr High resolution imaging of orbitals (Sara McCarney, BN)
14:45 Uhr Artificial skin, touch sensors (Julian Aschauer, JR)

Do 18.01. 16 -17:45 Uhr (3 slots)
16:15 Uhr Biodegradable electronic materials (Clarissa Kroll, BN)
16:45 Uhr Hydrogen-bonded pigments (Dominik Ortler, CL)
17:15 Uhr Graphene (Maxim Wandrowski, JR)

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