First half of the course, knowledge concerning fundamentals on physical principles and measurement methods used for the surfaces characterisation are given. Then, for understanding fundamental properties of organic materials (conducting, optical, and surface properties), fundamental concepts of energy bands, charge transfer, and optics are lectured.
Understand energy band and conduction in organic materials. Determine appropriate analytical techniques for surface analysis and applications.
Organic conductors, Organic electronics, Scanning probe microscopy, Photoelectron spectroscopy, Nonlinear optical spectroscopy
|Intercultural skills||Communication skills||✔ Specialist skills||Critical thinking skills||Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
At the beginning of each class, solutions to exercise problems assigned during the previous class are reviewed. Towards the end of class, students are given exercise problems related to what is taught on that day to solve. Before coming to class, students should read the course schedule and check what topics will be covered. Required learning should be completed outside of the classroom for preparation and review purposes.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||General introduction to surface analysis techniques||Recognize and understand the general principles underlying surface analysis techniques|
|Class 2||Photoelectron spectroscopy: principles and applications||Understand the physical principles of photoelectron spectroscopy and develop ability to apply the technique|
|Class 3||Scanning probe microscopy: principles and applications||Understand the physical principles of scanning probe microscopy and develop ability to apply the technique|
|Class 4||Nonlinear optical spectroscopy: principles and applications||Understand the physical principles of nonlinear optical spectroscopy and develop ability to apply the technique|
|Class 5||Organic conductors||Understand the fundamentals of organic conductors, and distinguish donor and acceptor molecules.|
|Class 6||Organic semiconductors||Understand basic properties of organic semiconductors.|
|Class 7||Organic electronics||Understand the fundamentals of organic electronics, and distinguish hole and electron transporting materials.|
Materials used in class can be found on OCW-i.
T. Mori, Electronic Properties of Organic Conductors, Chapters 7 and 8
Student's course scores are based on exercise problems.
No prerequisites are necessary, but enrollment in the related courses is desirable.