This course examines the optical and electronic properties of excitonic materials that can be leveraged to create thin-film light emitting devices and solar cells. Laboratory sessions provide students with experience in synthesis and optical characterization of nanomaterials as well as fabrication and characterization of thin film devices.
Gain the knowledge and practical experience to begin research with organic or nanostructured materials and understand the key challenges in this rapidly emerging field.
0-Dimensional Excitonic Materials (organic molecules and colloidal quantum dots)
Energy Levels and Excited States (singlet and triplet states, optical absorption and luminescence).
Excitonic and Polaronic Processes (charge transport, Dexter and Förster energy transfer, and exciton diffusion).
Devices (photodetectors, solar cells, and light emitting devices).
Lecture notes and reading assignments from current literature to be posted on website.
Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)