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EECS 498

Term: WINTER 2006


Course Information

Instructor: Prof. Jerzy Kanicki

Office: 2307 EECS Building
tel. 734 - 936 - 0964
e-mail: kanicki@eecs.umich.edu
Office Hours: Any time per appointment

Class Meetings: Monday & Wednesday 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.; 3437 EECS building
Course Texts: Will be provided.
Course Format: Two 90-min lectures per week.
Course Grading:
Device analysis individual reports: 30%
Term group paper: 30%
Final group presentation: 20%
Class attendance and participation: 20%
Midterm and Final Examinations: Term group paper and final presentation.
Homework’s: Two device analysis individual reports.
Prerequisites: Senior or graduate standing.

Goals: This course is intended for senior undergraduate and graduate students interested in the basic interdisciplinary science of the organic semiconductors and their application to different device structures. The fundamental science and technology to be addressed in this class are inherently interdisciplinary; they fall at the intersection of three disciplines: chemistry, physics and engineering. The fundamental optical, opto-electrical and electronic, and carrier transport properties of the organic macromolecules used in practical organic and molecular devices will be discussed. Comprehensive analysis of the operating principles of thin-film organic semiconductor devices such as light-emitting and photovoltaic devices, thin-film transistors, optical, chemical and biological sensors, lasers and molecular rectifiers will be discussed in details during this class. Finally storage and electrical stability of the devices and their possible applications to future plastic electronics will be addressed.