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Physics of Organic Semiconductors, 2nd, Completely New Revised Edition

Wolfgang Brutting (Editor), Chihaya Adachi (Editor)
ISBN: 978-3-527-41053-8
657 pages
December 2012
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The field of organic electronics has seen a steady growth over the last 15 years. At the same time, our scientific understanding of how to achieve optimum device performance has grown, and this book gives an overview of our present-day knowledge of the physics behind organic semiconductor devices. Based on the very successful first edition, the editors have invited top scientists from the US, Japan, and Europe to include the developments from recent years, covering such fundamental issues as:
- growth and characterization of thin films of organic semiconductors,
- charge transport and photophysical properties of the materials as well as their electronic structure at interfaces, and
- analysis and modeling of devices like organic light-emitting diodes or organic lasers.
The result is an overview of the field for both readers with basic knowledge and for an application-oriented audience. It thus bridges the gap between textbook knowledge largely based on crystalline molecular solids and those books focusing more on device applications.
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Table of Contents

Foreword (R.H. Friend)
Preface (W. Brütting, C. Adachi)
1 Organic molecular beam deposition (F. Schreiber, Tübingen Univ., Germany)
2 Electronic structure of interfaces with conjugated organic materials (N. Koch, HU Berlin, Germany)
3 Electronic structure of molecular solids: Bridge to the electrical conduction (N. Ueno, Chiba Univ., Japan)
4 Interfacial doping for efficient charge injection (J.J. Kim, Seoul National Univ., South Korea)
5 Displacement current measurement for exploring charge carrier dynamics in organic semiconductor devices (Y. Noguchi, Y. Tanaka, Y. Miyazaki, N. Sato, Y. Nakayama, H. Ishii, Chiba Univ., Japan)
6 Effects of Gaussian disorder on charge carrier transport and recombination in organic semiconductors (R. Coehoorn, P.A. Bobbert, Philips Research & Eindhoven Univ. Techn., The Netherlands)
7 Charge transport physics of high mobility molecular semiconductors (H. Sirringhaus, T. Sakanoue, J.-F. Chang, Univ. Cambridge, U.K.)
8 Ambipolar charge carrier transport in molecular field-effect transistors (A. Opitz, W. Brütting, Augsburg Univ., Germany)
9 Organic magnetoresistance (M. Wohlgenannt, Univ. Iowa, U.S.A.)
10 Excitons at polymer interfaces (N. Greenham, Univ. Cambridge, U.K.)
11 Electronic processes at organic semiconductor heterojunctions: The mechanism of exciton dissociation in semicrystalline solid-state microstructures (F. Paquin, G. Latini, M. Sakowicz, P.-L. Karsenti, L. Wang, D. Beljonne, N. Stingelin, C. Silva, Univ. Montreal, Canada & Imperial College London, U.K.)
12 Recent progress in the understanding of exciton dynamics within phosphorescentOLEDs (S. Reineke, M. Baldo, MIT, U.S.A.)
13 Organometallic Emitters for OLEDs. Triplet Harvesting, Singlet Harvesting, Case Structures, and Trends (H. Yersin, Regensburg Univ., Germany)
14 Doping of organic semiconductors (B. Lüssem, M. Riede, K. Leo, Dresden Univ., Germany)
15 Device efficiency of organic LEDs (W. Brütting, J. Frischeisen, Augsburg Univ., Germany)
16 Light outcoupling in organic LEDs (C.-H. Tsai, C.-C. Wu, National Taiwan Univ., Taiwan)
17 Photogeneration and Recombination in Polymer Solar Cells (C. Deibel, A. Baumann, V. Dyakonov, Würzburg Univ., Germany)
18 Light-emitting organic crystal field-effect transistors for future organic injection lasers (H. Nakanotani, C. Adachi, Kyushu Univ., Japan)
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Author Information

Wolfgang Bruetting, University of Augsburg. Professor Brütting received his Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Bayreuth in 1995 with a work on charge transport in one-dimensional charge-density wave systems. He then moved to the field of organic semiconductors where he could take part in the development of organic light-emitting devices for display applications. In 2003 he became Professor for Experimental Physics at the University of Augsburg. His current research activities include thin film growth, photophysics and electrical transport in organic semiconductor devices.

Chihaya Adachi, Kyushu University in Japan. Professor Adachi worked at Chitose Institute of Science and Technology until he joined the Center for Future Chemistry as a Professor. He is heading the Division for Optical Functional Materials which research activities on organic optical electronics range from the synthesis of organic semiconductor materials to the development of devices and the clarification of properties.

Russell J. Holmes is Assistant Professor at the Dept. of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science at the University of Minnesota. His research is primarily focused on the study of thin films and single crystals of organic materials. Russel Holmes is specifically interested in how these materials behave from a growth standpoint, the characterization of their optical and electrical properties, and their performance in optoelectronic devices.
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"... is a useful contribution to the field and well worth buying." ChemPhysChem on the first edition

"There is no doubt this book will be a useful companion to current researchers of whichever strand - physicists, chemists, materials scientists, and electrical engineers alike, as well as researchers about to enter the field." Advanced Materials on the first edition
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