Transport at Nanoscale Interfaces

Education

Molecular and carbon-based electronic systems (2CP, 37839-01)

Wednesday, 10.15-12.00 Physik, Seminarzimmer 3.12
Michel Calame (michel.calame@empa.ch), Thilo Glatzel (thilo.glatzel@unibas.ch)

Abstract

Carbon-based materials have generated a wealth of interest in recent years, both on the fundamental side as well as on the technological side. The lecture will provide a broad insight into nanoscale carbon-based materials, from their fundamental opto-electronic properties to their implementation in practical devices. We will first discuss the electronic properties of carbon-based materials, focusing on low-dimensionality systems, starting from short molecules that can be seen as 0D quantum dots, to graphene, a 2D material with remarkable mechanical, electrical and optical properties. The experimental techniques to fabricate and electronically characterize such systems will then be addressed and their electronic transport properties discussed. Finally, we will extend the discussion to practical devices such as organic solar cells or ion-sensing field-effect transistors.

 

07.03

Introduction. Carbon from 0D to 3D: fundamental properties (pdf)

14.03

Fundamental properties, part II (pdf 1, pdf 2)

21.03

Single molecule deposition and properties on surfaces (pdf)

28.03

Molecular junctions: formation mechanisms, transport basics (pdf)

04.04

Molecular junctions: basics & spectroscopy (pdf)

11.04

Molecule assemblies analysis and contacting on surfaces (pdf)

18.04

Insights in density functional theory for molecular junctions (pdf)

25.04

Graphene for molecular electronics (pdf)

02.05

Graphene oxide and applications (pdf)

09.05

Diamond: production, nano-diamond, NV vacancies (pdf)

16.05

From junctions to function (pdf)

23.05

Sensing (pdf)

30.05

Mini-workshop: talks by students (topics, program)