Familiarization with basic concepts of organic or molecular electronics and the most important applications of molecular materials in this area: OFETs, OLEDs, and photovoltaic cells, unimolecular electronics, theoretical modeling of quantum transport.
Competencies and learning outcomes
- Acquire the necessary knowledge and skills in order to follow future doctoral-level training in nanoscience and nanotechnology.
- Capability of students from one area of knowledge (e.g., physics) to communicate and interact scientifically with colleagues from other areas of knowledge (e.g., chemistry) in the resolution of problems arising in molecular nanoscience and nanotechnology.
- Understand the methodological approaches used in nanoscience.
- Acquire basic knowledge of the fundamentals, use, and applications of microscopic and spectroscopic techniques used in nanotechnology.
- Evaluate the relationships and differences between the macroscopic properties of materials and the properties of unimolecular systems and nanomaterials.
- Evaluate the relevance of molecules and hybrid materials in electronics, spintronics, and molecular nanomagnetism.
- Know the main biological and medical applications of this area.
- Know the main technological applications of molecular nanomaterials and be capable of placing them within the general context of materials science.
- Understand the technical and conceptual problems of measuring physical properties in systems formed by a single molecule (charge transport, optical properties, magnetic properties).
- Know the main applications of nanoparticles and nanostructured materials - obtained or functionalized by a molecular approach - in magnetism, molecular electronics, and biomedicine.