CY 6125 : Functional Organic Materials

Course objectives: Learn the basic theory and principles for the design of functional organics, particularly, organic electronic, photonic and energy materials as well as molecular machines.

Learning Outcome: At the end of the course, the learners should be able to:

Express clearly the fundamental mechanism behind various functional devices

Correlate the design, structure and functional aspects of various organic molecules

Plan and design new organic molecules based on the acquired knowledge for a specific function

Course Contents:

Organic Electronic Materials: Basic theory and design of Molecular wires, Resistors, Diodes, Transistors/OFETs, and OLEDs – Introduction to various device configurations and working principles

Organic Photonic Materials: Basic theory and design of molecules for Organic solar cells – Various approaches and introduction to some device aspects – Molecules for NLO and imaging – Molecular switches, Motors and Memories – Chirooptical materials and Photorefractive materials

Organic Energy Materials: Basic theory and design of Organic Flow Batteries for Energy Storage applications – High energy materials – Covalent Organic Frameworks

Organic Molecular Machines: Types – Design, synthesis, and function – Examples

Miscellaneous Materials: Basic theory and design of materials for Organogels, Organic Sensors and Logic Gates, Organic Magnets, Organic Superconductors, Organic Thermoelectrics

Text Books:

  1. Functional Organic Materials by T. J. J. Müller and U. H. F. Bunz, Wiley-VCH, 2007
  2. Introduction to Organic Electronic and Optoelectronic Materials and Devices by Sam-Shajing Sun, Larry R. Dalton, CRC Press, 2008
  3. Organic Electronics Materials and Devices by S. Ogawa, Springer, 2015
  4. Electronic Processes in Organic Semiconductors: An Introduction by A. Kohler and H. Bassler, Wiley-VCH, 2015
  5. Organic Optoelectronics by Wenping Hu, John Wiley and Sons, 2013
  6. Molecular Machines by T. Ross Kelly, Topics in Current Chemistry (Springer), 262, 2005
  7. A Journey Through the World of Molecular Machines by C. Davis, Create Space, 2010
  8. Molecular Machines and Motors: Recent Advances and Perspectives by A. Credi, S. Silvi and M. Venturi, Topics in Current Chemistry (Springer), 354, 2014
  9. Redox-Flow Batteries: From Metals to Organic Redox-Active Materials by J. Winsberg et al. Chem. Int. Ed. 2017, 56, 686-711.