ILAS Seminar-E2

Numbering Code U-LAS70 10002 SE50 Year/Term 2021 ・ First semester
Number of Credits 2 Course Type seminar
Target Year Mainly 1st year students Target Student For all majors
Language English Day/Period Tue.5
Instructor name MURDEY,Richard James (Institute for Chemical Research Senior Lecturer)
Outline and Purpose of the Course Organic electronics is a rapidly developing and multidisciplinary field, combining aspects of physics, chemistry, materials science, and electrical engineering. Researchers in organic electronics work to take next generation display, lighting, and energy technologies from concept to commercial reality. In this seminar we will learn how molecules conduct electricity, how organic electronic devices like solar cells and transistors operate, how to make them, and the challenges that must be overcome for organic electronics to compete in the marketplace. It's a survey course, a set of interesting topics selected to illustrate the main aspects of this exciting research field.

This course is aimed at Japanese and international students interested in learning about applied science and technology in English. Seminars and are presented in English. Discussion is in English and Japanese.
Course Goals Completing this seminar course will give you a good general understanding of the field of organic electronics and its related technologies, as well as valuable listening experience in English science vocabulary.
Schedule and Contents 1. Introduction : organic electronics in the world today
2. Molecules and materials : π-conjugation is the key
3. Understanding electrical charge conduction : hopping and bands
4. Molecules vs. Silicon : Fight!
5. The Fermi Level : how to align energy levels for smooth injection
6. It's a Trap! Understanding defects and trap states
7. Fabrication methods : the wet and the dry
8. Introduction to electrical measurements
9. Hot Topics : selected examples in current research
10. Sensors and imaging : some early history in the development of organic semiconductors
11. Electrical power generation from organic solar cells
12. Organic light emitting diodes for lighting and displays
13. Making the switch: organic transistors
14. Hot Topics part 2 : more selected examples in current research
15. [no class]
16. Feedback
Evaluation Methods and Policy Each lecture will introduce a short homework assignment related to the topic covered. These assignments count for 70% of the final grade, and class participation counts for the remaining 30%.
Course Requirements None
Study outside of Class (preparation and review) The homework assignments are intended to reinforce key concepts introduced in the seminars. Additional short reading assignments may be assigned from time to time.
Textbooks Textbooks/References Not used, any additional necessary materials will be given out during class.
References, etc. Additional resources will be provided in class.