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Molecular Electronics

Module EI7157

This Module is offered by TUM Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

This module handbook serves to describe contents, learning outcome, methods and examination type as well as linking to current dates for courses and module examination in the respective sections.

Basic Information

EI7157 is a semester module in English language at Master’s level which is offered in summer semester.

This module description is valid from SS 2010 to WS 2012/3.

Total workloadContact hoursCredits (ECTS)
180 h 90 h 6 CP

Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions


Introduction to organic chemistry. Molecular systems and molecular films. Carrier transport and optical phenomena in molecules and molecular films. Organic Thin Film Transistors, LEDs, lasers, solar cells. Flexible antennas. Single molecule diodes. Optical and physical sensors. Carbon-nanotube-based devices and systems. Architectures and circuits for organic electronics. Flexible displays. Future directions. Through the Praktikum, it will be possible to work on some small projects, selected from a list of topics covering both experimental, computational and economical topics.

Learning Outcome

The module is intended to give an introduction to the field of molecular and polymer electronics with the goal of providing the basis for the understanding of molecular devices, both in the form of conventional ones (diodes, LED, transistors, solar cells) as well as those based on single molecules. The lecture will be complemented by practical experiences conducted in the laboratories and in the computer rooms.


Materials, electronic devices

Folgende Module sollten vor der Teilnahme bereits erfolgreich absolviert sein:
- Werkstoffe der Elektrotechnik - Elektronische Bauelemente

Es wird empfohlen, ergänzend an folgenden Modulen teilzunehmen:

Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature

Courses and Schedule

Learning and Teaching Methods

Als Lernmethode wird zusätzlich zu den individuellen Methoden des Studierenden eine vertiefende Wissensbildung durch mehrmaliges Aufgabenrechnen in Übungen angestrebt.

Als Lehrmethode wird in der Vorlesungen und Übungen Frontalunterricht gehalten, in den Übungen auch Arbeitsunterricht (Aufgaben rechnen).


Folgende Medienformen finden Verwendung:
- Präsentationen
- Skript
- Übungsaufgaben mit Lösungen als Download im Internet


Folgende Literatur wird empfohlen: C. Poole and F. Owens, Introduction to Nanotechnology, Wiley. R. Waser (Ed.), Nanoelectronics and Information Technology, Wiley

Module Exam

Description of exams and course work

Modulprüfung mit folgenden Bestandteilen: - 60 Min. Schriftliche Abschlussklausur (40%) - 30 Min. Mündliche Prüfung/Präsentation (30%) - Benotete Hausaufgaben und Projekte (30%)
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