Course detail

Electron processes in molecular materials

FCH-DCO_EPMAcad. year: 2023/2024

Course is focused on phenomena which are related to energy transitions of electrons in molecular materials, such as absorption of electromagnetic radiation, radiative and non-radiative transitions, exciton formation and transport, energy transfer, exciton dissociation, ionized states, charge transport, polarons, recombination of charge carriers, etc.

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.

Entry knowledge

University level of solid state physics, physical chemistry and general and organic chemistry.

Rules for evaluation and completion of the course

Course is closed by colloquium, which includes a lecture on a given topic.
Lectures are not compulsory but recommended.


The aim of the course is to obtain knowledge about electron processes that take place in molecular materials.
Students will gain knowledge of the selected areas, see the syllabus.

Study aids

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

G. Hadziioannou, G.G. Malliaras, Semiconducting Polymers, Darmstadt: Wiley-Vch. 2007 ISBN 978-3-527-31271-9 (EN)
N. J. Turro, Modern Molecular Photochemistry, Menlo Park: University Science Books. 1991 (EN)

Recommended reading

Not applicable.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme Akred Doctoral, 1. year of study, winter semester, compulsory-optional

  • Programme DPCP_FCH_4 Doctoral

    branch DPCPO_FCH_4 , 1. year of study, winter semester, compulsory-optional

  • Programme DKCP_FCH_4 Doctoral

    branch DKCPO_FCH_4 , 1. year of study, winter semester, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer