Physics Seminar--Modeling of Electron Devices Fabricated from Novel Materials

4:30 PM  - 5:30 PM
Thursday Oct 11, 2012
Room 150, Olin-Rice Science Center

P. Paul Ruden, College of Science and Engineering, University of Minnesota

The range of semiconductor materials under consideration for application in electron devices has increased dramatically over the last couple of decades. Much of this growth has been in the area of organic semiconductors, i.e. certain polymers and crystals of small hydrocarbon molecules. These materials have intriguing physical properties that are complementary to those of conventional inorganic semiconductors, such as silicon. Useful characterization data obtained for organic semiconductors is derived from relatively simple electronic device structures, and these devices often show features not encountered in their inorganic analogues. Device modeling is a key element in the exploration of the physics of organic semiconductors, as will be shown through several examples.

Although the focus of this talk is specific to a particular research activity, its aim is to illustrate that there are many opportunities for physicists and chemists to pursue graduate studies in highly interdisciplinary fields such as the development of new materials for electronics.

This event is for: Alumni, Students, Staff and Faculty

Admission: Free

Sponsored By: Physics & Astronomy

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