Organic Electronics: Foundations to Applications

ISBN : 9780198529729

Stephen R. Forrest
1104 ページ
195 x 265 mm

This textbook provides a basic understanding of the principles of the field of organic electronics, through to their applications in organic devices. Useful for both students and practitioners, it is a teaching text as well as an invaluable resource that serves as a jumping-off point for those interested in learning, working and innovating in this rapidly growing field.

Organics serve as a platform for very low cost and high performance optoelectronic and electronic devices that cover large areas, are lightweight, and can be both flexible and conformable to fit onto irregularly shaped surfaces such as foldable smart phones. Organic electronics is at the core of the global organic light emitting device (OLED) display industry. OLEDs also have potential uses as lighting sources. Other emerging organic electronic applications include organic solar cells, and organic thin film transistors useful in medical and a range of other sensing, memory and logic applications.

This book is a product of both one and two semester courses that have been taught over a period of more than two decades. It is divided into two sections. Part I, Foundations, lays down the fundamental principles of the field of organic electronics. It is assumed that the reader has an elementary knowledge of quantum mechanics, and electricity and magnetism. A background knowledge of organic chemistry is not required. Part II, Applications, focuses on organic electronic devices. It begins with a discussion of organic thin film deposition and patterning, followed by chapters on organic light emitters, detectors, and thin film transistors. The last chapter describes several devices and phenomena that are not covered in the previous chapters, since they lie somewhat outside of the current mainstream of the field, but are nevertheless important.


1 Introduction to organic electronics

2 Bulk and thin film structures

3 Optical Properties

4 Charge transport

5 Materials purity, growth and patterning

6 Organic light emitters

7 Organic Light Detectors

8 Organic thin film transistors

9 Expect the Unexpected: More Possibilities for Organic Electronics

App A Glossary of frequently used and common abbreviations

App B Identification of chemical names

App C Measuring ionization potentials and electron affinities

App D Comparison of possible light sources used in reliability testing of OPVs


Stephen R. Forrest is Peter A. Franken Distinguished University Professor at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He previously taught at Princeton University and the University of Southern California. Prof. Forrest has received a number of awards for his work, including the Thomas Alva Edison Award for innovations in organic LEDs, the MRS Medal, the IEEE/LEOS William Streifer Scientific Achievement Award, the Jan Rajchman Prize from the Society for Information Display, the IEEE Daniel Nobel Award, and the IEEE Jun-Ichi Nishizawa Medal. He holds an honorary doctorate at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, and is a member of the US National Academy of Engineering, the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the National Academy of Inventors. He is co-founder of Sensors Unlimited, NanoFlex Power Corp., Universal Display Corp. and Apogee Photonics, Inc.