Contents of the Course

This seminar aims at providing an overview about the electrical and optical properties of organic semiconductor devices. Based on current research articles the participants will present talks on fundamental properties of organic semiconductors, advanced semiconductor characterisation techniques or organic semiconductor devices. Possible topics include:

  • Electronic Structure of Organic Semiconductors
  • Charges and Excited States
  • Electrical Transport
  • Optical Processes
  • Doping of Organic Semiconductors
  • Electrical Characterisation Techniques
  • Optical Characterisation Techniques
  • Measuring Charge Carrier Dynamics in Organic Semiconductors
  • Organic Light-Emitting Diodes
  • Organic Solar Cells
  • Polymer Batteries
  • Organic Field-Effect Transistors
  • Organic Spintronics

Chat Room

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  • A. Köhler, H. Bässler: “Electronic Processes in Organic Semiconductors” (Wiley-VCH, 2015)
  • W. Brütting, Ch. Adachi: “Physics of Organic Semiconductors” (2nd Edition, Wiley, 2012)
  • A.J. Heeger, N.S. Sariciftci, E.B. Namdas: “Semiconducting and Metallic Polymers” (Oxford University Press, 2010)

Additional Information

The requirements for a successful participation are:

  1. Presentation
  2. Active participation in the discussions