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Organic Electronics (CHEM90047)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeCHEM90047
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The emergence of organic electronics is transforming current electronic technologies that will lead to light-weight flexible devices such as foldable displays, building-integrated lighting and low-cost solar cells. This subject will give an overview of this new technology area. A range of topics will be covered including materials design and synthesis, materials characterisation, and device applications. There will be an emphasis on organic semiconducting materials and photovoltaic devices.

Intended learning outcomes

  • Explain what makes an organic semiconductor
  • Descirbe the chemical structure to property relationship in organic semiconductors
  • Discuss synthetic methods to construct organic semiconducting materials
  • Discuss characterisation methods for organic semiconducting materials
  • Describe the structure and operation of organic electronic devices especially organic photovoltaics
  • Discuss the fabrication and characterisation of organic electronic devices

Generic skills

  • advanced problem-solving and critical thinking skills
  • an ability to evaluate the professional literature
  • an understanding of the changing knowledge base
  • a capacity to apply concepts developed in one area to a different context
  • the ability to use conceptual models to rationalize experimental observations

Last updated: 28 June 2019