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Organic Electronic Materials (MSE 486)


Introduction to electronic interactions of organic moelcules, charge carrier generation and transport. Synthesis of the most important classes of moelcules for organic electrnoic materials. Overview of organic electronic devices and their fabrication.


This course aims to give an overview of the molecular requirements, the synthesis, and the basic properties of both low molecular weight organic as well as polymer materials aimed at electronic applications, such as organic semiconducting, light-emitting, and photovoltaic materials and devices. Both the industrial preparation and the state of the research concerning the synthesis of conjugated oligomers (such as oligothiophenes, oligophenylenes, and related classes of molecular materials) and conjugated polymers (such as poly(phenylene vinylene)s, polyphenylenes, polythiophenes, and polyanilines) are discussed in detail. Finally, the requirements, preparation, and preoperties of organic electronic devices are discussed, including light-emitting diodes, photovoltaic elements, and organic field-effect transistors.

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1.   Introduction and Overview
  • Chapter 2.   Electron Delocalization in Organic Molecules and Polymers
    • 2.1   Chemical Bonding in Organic Molecules
    • 2.2   Electron Delocalization in Molecules with π-Conjugated Systems
  • Chapter 3.   Supramolecular Organization in the Solid State and Intermolecular Electron Delocalization
    • 3.1   The Origin of π-π Interactions
    • 3.2   Supramolecular Organization of π-Conjugated Molecules in the Crystalline State
    • 3.3   Intermolecular Electron Delocalization
  • Chapter 4.   Chemical Synthesis of Organic Molecules and Polymers for Organic Electronic Materials
    • 4.1   General Strategies for the Synthesis of π-Conjugated Oligomers and Polymers
    • 4.2   Poly(phenylene)s, Poly(phenylene vinylene)s, Poly(thiophene)s (and Their Oligomers)
    • 4.3   Acenes, Coronenes, Perylenes, Porphyrins, and Other Selected Examples
    • 4.4   Fullerenes, Carbon Nanotubes, and Graphene
  • Chapter 5.   Charge Transport in Organic Materials
    • 5.1   Interaction of π-Conjugated Molecules and Materials with Light
    • 5.2   Charge Carriers in π-Conjugated Molecules
    • 5.3   Charge Carriers in Organic Materials and Devices
    • 5.4   Charge Transport in Organic Materials
    • 5.54   The Interplay of Short-Range Order and Microstructure for Macroscopic Charge Transport
  • Chapter 6.   Fabrication and Characterization of Organic Electronic Devices
    • 6.1   Organic Field-Effect Transistors
    • 6.2   Organic Photovoltaic Devices
    • 6.3   Organic Light-Emitting Diodes

Contact Information

Laboratory of Macromolecular and Organic Materials

MXG 037
Station 12
1015 Lausanne
+41 21 693 7395

News & Highlights

  • - Reuben Yeo joined the group as a postdoc.
  • - Alexis Claveau joined the group as a PhD Student.
  • - Nicolas Candau joined the group as a postdoc.