General information

Module title Recent advances and perspectives in organic electronics
Language English
Module lecturer prof. UAM dr hab. Monika Wałęsa-Chorab
Lecturer's email
Lecturer position Profesor
Faculty Faculty of Chemistry
Semester 2021/2022 (winter)
Duration 15
USOS code 02-RAPA


Module aim (aims)

Electronic devices are very important part of the contemporary commercial world. Many among them are silicon-based devices. An alternative way of obtaining smaller, cheaper and more effective devices are organic thin films based on small molecules or polymers. The aim of the lecture is to provide basic knowledge about types of electronic devices based on organic or inorganic compounds and principles of their operation. Students gain understanding and knowledge of modern aspects of applications of different groups of compounds in organic electronics, methods of their synthesis and characterization.

Pre-requisites in terms of knowledge, skills and social competences (where relevant)


Week 1: Electronic devices based on chemical compounds - general information.
Week 2: Types of chemical compounds used in electronic devices
Week 3: Methods for formations of thin films of organic and inorganic compounds for electronic devices
Week 4: Electrochromic devices
Week 5: Photovoltaics
Week 6: OLED’s
Week 7: Applications and development

Reading list

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2. Lewis, N. S.; Nocera, D. G., Powering the planet: Chemical challenges in solar energy utilization. PNAS 2006, 103, (43), 15729-15735.
3. Delgado, J. L.; Bouit, P.-A.; Filippone, S.; Herranz, M. Á.; Martín, N., Organic photovoltaics: a chemical approach. Chem. Commun. 2010, 46, (27), 4853-4865.
4. Ghosh, T.; Panicker, J.; Nair, V., Self-Assembled Organic Materials for Photovoltaic Application. Polymers 2017, 9, (12), 112.
5. Roth, B.; S?ndergaard, R. R.; Krebs, F. C., Roll-to-roll printing and coating techniques for manufacturing large-area flexible organic electronics. In Handbook of Flexible Organic Electronics, Logothetidis, S., Ed. Woodhead Publishing: Oxford, 2015; pp 171-197.
6. Shinar, J.; Shinar, R., Organic light-emitting devices (OLEDs) and OLED-based chemical and biological sensors: an overview. J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 2008, 41, (13), 133001.
7. Mei, J.; Leung, N. L. C.; Kwok, R. T. K.; Lam, J. W. Y.; Tang, B. Z., Aggregation-Induced Emission: Together We Shine, United We Soar! Chem. Rev. 2015, 115, (21), 11718-11940.
8. Hong, Y.; Lam, J. W. Y.; Tang, B. Z., Aggregation-induced emission: phenomenon, mechanism and applications. Chem. Commun. 2009, (29), 4332-4353.
9. Beaujuge, P. M.; Reynolds, J. R., Color Control in ?-Conjugated Organic Polymers for Use in Electrochromic Devices. Chem. Rev. 2010, 110, (1), 268-320.
10. Wałęsa-Chorab, M.; Skene, W. G., Visible-to-NIR Electrochromic Device Prepared from a Thermally Polymerizable Electroactive Organic Monomer. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2017, 9, (25), 21524-21531.
11. Wałęsa-Chorab, M.; Tremblay, M.-H.; Skene, W. G., Hydrogen-Bond and Supramolecular-Contact Mediated Fluorescence Enhancement of Electrochromic Azomethines. Chem. Eur. J. 2016, 22, (32), 11382-11393.