Physikzentrum Bad Honnef
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DPG Physics School 2007
supported by the Wilhelm and Else Heraeus - Foundation

23 to 28 September 2007, Physikzentrum Bad Honnef, Germany

Charge Transport in Organic Materials: From Single Molecules to Devices

Matthias Hettler, FZ Karlsruhe; Jens Pflaum, U Stuttgart and Christian Lennartz, BASF

Electronic transport phenomena in organic materials have received considerable attention during the last years due to the emerging field of Organic Electronics. Technical applications of organic thin film devices and the potential use of molecules in integrated electronic circuits have been successfully demonstrated. Despite many research activities studying the various aspects of charge transport in single molecules and molecular aggregates the fundamental conduction mechanisms as well as the effects limiting the electronic performance are still under discussion.
The goal of this summer school is to highlight the current state of investigations on the charge transport in organic materials and to provide an up-to-date overview on the key aspects of molecular electronics from individual molecules and single crystals to devices based on thin films. This school will present the research activities on the transport phenomena over the past decade from an experimental and theoretical point of view. The latest results in device preparation and application will be highlighted together with a critical discussion of future prospects, e.g. devices based on single molecules or organic photovoltaic cells.
The school targets advanced students, doctoral candidates, and post-docs in physics, chemistry and electrical engineering

Lecturers & Topics
  • Markus Schwoerer, University of Bayreuth
    Introduction into the field of organic electronics
  • Heinz Bässler, University of Marburg
    Transport in organic single crystals and amorphous materials
  • Yasuhiko Shirota, Osaka University
    Chemical design towards defined molecular functionality
  • Peter A. Bobbert, Eindhoven University of Technology
    Theory of transport in crystalline organic media
  • Jenny Nelson, Imperial College
    Theory of transport in amorphous organic media
  • Herre van der Zant, Delft University of Technology
    Transport across single molecules: An approach by break-junction technique
  • Thomas Wandlowski, Research Centre Jülich
    Transport studies on single molecules by scanning probe techniques
  • Juan Carlos Cuevas, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
    Theory of single molecule conductance (DFT)
  • Maarten Wegewijs, RWTH Aachen
    Theory of single molecule conductance (non-DFT)
  • Eberhard Umbach, University of Würzburg
    Organic thin film growth on weakly and strongly Interacting surfaces
  • Antoine Kahn, Princeton University
    Interface energetics
  • Wolfgang Kowalsky, Technical University of Braunschweig
    Organic Light Emitting Diodes
  • Veit Wagner, International University of Bremen
    Organic Field Effect Transistors
  • Gernot Paasch, IFW Dresden
    Theory and simulation of organic devices
  • Stephen Forrest, University of Michigan
    Organic Photovoltaic Devices: Realization and Performance
  • Karl Leo, Technical University of Dresden
    Doping of Organic Semiconductors
  • Paolo Lugli, TU Munich
    Innovative device concepts for future applications
  • Jean-Luc Brédas, Georgia Tech
    Evening lecture: From principles to molecules

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