2017 Topics in Organic Electronics

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Graduate major in Energy Science and Engineering
Wada Hiroyuki  Inagi Shinsuke 
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Course description and aims

The objective of this course is for students to gain an understanding of the basics of electronics from a chemistry standpoint, as well as the current state of and issues with organic electronics. Students will also learn to think about the position of this domain in the energy field, and its future prospects. In the first half of the course, students will broadly study basic topics related to semiconductors, which are important for studying organic electronics. In the latter half, students will study the electrical properties of organic and inorganic substances, and deepen their understanding of applications for electronics materials.

Student learning outcomes

By the end of this course, students will have the following abilities:
1) To explain fundamentals and principles of semiconductor properties.
2) To explain principles of sensor and emitting devices for applications of semiconductor.
3) To understand principles and features of organic devices.
4) To design organic meterials for electronic devices.


Semiconductor, sensor device, emitting device, organic devices

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

At the beginning of each class, the previous lecture is reviewed. At the end of class, contents of the lecture is summarized. 'Required learning' is needed to be completed outside of the classroom for preparation and review purposes.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Basics of electronics and semiconductor Explain p-type, n-type and bandgap.
Class 2 Sensor devices Explain optical sensor, magnetic sensor and temperature sensor.
Class 3 Photovoltaic devices Explain solar cell and diode.
Class 4 Display devices Explain liquid crystal display and organic light emitting display.
Class 5 Organic electroluminescence Explain organic EL devices and emitting materials.
Class 6 Organic transistors Explain organic field-effect transistor and material design.
Class 7 Organic semiconductor laser Explain organic dye and organic laser.
Class 8 Organic molecular memory Explain photochromic molecules and electronic paper.



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Assessment criteria and methods

Students' course scores are based on final exams (60%) and excercise problems (40%).

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