This course gives an overview of energy band theory that is necessary to understand organic electronics and organic conductors. Magnetism and electron correlation, that are phenomena beyond the energy band theory, are introduced. Organic conductors and organic electronics are surveyed.
This course aims at understanding properties of organic conductors using the energy band and the Fermi surface, explaining phenomena beyond the energy band theory, and surveying fundamentals of organic electronics and organic conductors.
By the end of this course, students will be able to:
(1) Use the energy band theory and the Fermi surface to understand transport phenomena in organic solids.
(2) Understand phenomena beyond the energy band theory such as magnetism and electron correlation.
(3) Grasp history and fundamental concepts of organic conductors and organic electronics.
Tight-binding approximation, Fermi surface, Magnetism, Electron correlation, Organic conductors, Organic electronics
|Intercultural skills||Communication skills||Specialist skills||Critical thinking skills||Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
Each lecture includes quiz and excise for better understanding.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Tight-binding approximation||Energy levels of cyclic hydrocarbons are extracted from the tight-binding approximation.|
|Class 2||Free-electron model||Explain energy bands from the free-electron model.|
|Class 3||Fermi surface||Extract density of states in one- and two-dimensional metals.|
|Class 4||Transport phenomena||Estimate energy bands in organic conductors in general.|
|Class 5||Magnetism||Extract spin number in transition metal compounds.|
|Class 6||Electron correlation||Calculate energy of various electron configurations using the exchange energy.|
|Class 7||Organic conductors||Understand the fundamentals of organic conductors, and distinguish donor and acceptor molecules.|
|Class 8||Organic electronics||Understand the basic aspects of organic electronics.|
Fundamentals of Organic Electronics
Students are assessed by quiz at each lecture.