Coursebooks

Organic semiconductors

MSE-478

Lecturer(s) :

Nüesch Frank

Language:

English

Summary

Organic semiconductors emerge as key materials for the digitization of our society. Students will learn about the working principles of thin organic film devices and understand the relationship between chemical structure, molecular packing and the resulting electronic and optical properties.

Content

1. Conjugated small molecules and polymers. Molecular orbitals and their role in determining electronic and optical properties of organic semiconductors

2. Short and long range interactions in organic semiconductors; van der Waals bonding, excitons and charge carriers. Photochemical reactions

3. Device applications in electronics and optoelectronics; LCD displays, solar cells, photodiodes, light-emitting diodes, transistors

4. Future directions; hybrid organic-inorganic semiconductors

              Keywords

              Organic conjugated molecules, conjugated polymers, molecular orbitals, absorption, fluorescence, phosphorescence, electron transport, energy transfer, solar cells, light-emitting diodes, light-emitting electrochemical cells, transistors.

              Learning Prerequisites

              Required courses

              Basic courses in chemistry, physics or materials science

              Recommended courses

              Semiconductor devices. Molecular quantum mechanics. Photochemistry

              Important concepts to start the course

              Basic notions in thin film electronic and optoelectronic devices

              Learning Outcomes

              By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

              Transversal skills

              Teaching methods

              Ex-cathedra black board/Power Point lectures

              Lecture notes are available in pdf format

              Exercises solved and discussed in class

              Study of one scientific paper

               

              Expected student activities

              Participate actively during the lectures

              Exercise work during class

              Presentation of problem solutions

              Assessment methods

              oral exam

              Resources

              Bibliography

              Ressources en bibliothèque
              Notes/Handbook

              Lecture notes are provided in pdf format

              In the programs

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