The Physics of Organic Electronics: From molecules to crystals and polymers
Organic electronics is a multidisciplinary area of research and the basis for numerous new technologies. This reference text provides a comprehensive and concise overview of organic electronics, covering both the theoretical background physics and the physics of the materials and devices behind the technology.
The book covers the electrical properties, structure of matter and physics of one-dimensional solids with their characteristic instabilities, offering a detailed explanation of transport and optical properties, and the physics of devices with an emphasis on organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs), solar cells, and field effect and electrochemical transistors. A range of materials, including crystalline organic conductors and superconductors, organic semiconductors for organic electronics (small molecules and polymers), and self-assembled molecular arrangements for molecular scale devices are discussed, alongside case studies, worked examples and problems, with solutions.
The book provides an invaluable reference for graduate and senior undergraduate students, researchers, and engineers with a minimal background in condensed matter physics.
- Provides a comprehensive and concise overview of the field of organic electronics at a level that is suitable for researchers and graduate students
- Covers both the theoretical background physics (focused on organic metals and superconductors) and the physics of the materials and devices behind the technology
- Provides the reader with the physics that arose from the initial discovery of conductivity in organic materials, through the era of discovery which led to the development of organic electronics
- Includes case studies, worked examples and chapter problems (with solutions)