Fiches de cours

Organic semiconductors

MSE-478

Lecturer(s) :

Nüesch Frank

Language:

English

Summary

This course provides an introduction to organic semiconducting materials starting from fundamental optical and electronic properties of small conjugated molecules and polymers. Electronic and optical solid sate properties and applications in organic and hybrid optoelectronic devices are studied.

Content

1. Conjugated molecules interacting with light (electronic orbitals, optical and electronic properties, photochemical reactions), biological systems
2. Structure and properties of conjugated molecular materials (crystalline materials, polymers, liquid crystals)
3. Applications in electronics and optoelectronics (LCD displays, solar cells, light-emitting diodes, transistors)

Keywords

Organic conjugated molecules, conjugated polymers, molecular orbitals, fluorescence, phosphorescence, energy transfer, electron transport, electronic and optoelectronic devices, hybrid organic-inorganic devices

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

Basic courses in chemistry, physics or materials science

Recommended courses

Introduction to quantum mechanics. Semiconductor devices.

Important concepts to start the course

Basic knowledge in materials sciences, chemistry or physics

Learning Outcomes

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

Teaching methods

Black board/Power Point

Lecture notes are handed out

Exercises solved in class

Study of one scientific paper

Expected student activities

Participate actively during the lectures

Exercise work during class

Assessment methods

oral exam

Resources

Bibliography

Ressources en bibliothèque
Notes/Handbook

Lecture notes are handed out

In the programs

  • Materials Science and Engineering, 2019-2020, Master semester 2
    • Semester
      Spring
    • Exam form
      Oral
    • Credits
      3
    • Subject examined
      Organic semiconductors
    • Lecture
      2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Exercises
      1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Materials Science and Engineering, 2019-2020, Master semester 4
    • Semester
      Spring
    • Exam form
      Oral
    • Credits
      3
    • Subject examined
      Organic semiconductors
    • Lecture
      2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Exercises
      1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Photonics (edoc), 2019-2020
    • Semester
      Spring
    • Exam form
      Oral
    • Credits
      3
    • Subject examined
      Organic semiconductors
    • Lecture
      2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Exercises
      1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks

Reference week

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8-9
9-10
10-11
11-12
12-13
13-14
14-15
15-16
16-17
17-18
18-19
19-20
20-21
21-22
Under construction
Lecture
Exercise, TP
Project, other

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  • Autumn semester
  • Winter sessions
  • Spring semester
  • Summer sessions
  • Lecture in French
  • Lecture in English
  • Lecture in German