- Adsorption and Electronic Properties of pi-Conjugated Organic Compounds at Metal Surfaces
Understanding the optoelectronic properties of interfaces between inorganic (metal) surfaces and pi-conjugated organic molecules is fundamental, since these interfaces play a key role in molecule-based devices such as solar cells, transistors and diodes and in their performance. The adsorption configuration which is governed by the strength of adsorbate/substrate and adsorbate/adsorbate interactions determines the electronic structure of the molecule/substrate system. Thus, gaining insights into the adsorption as well as the electronic properties of the organic compounds is an important prerequisite and the aim of the project. To elucidate these properties high resolution electron energy loss spectroscopy is utilized.
The phd position belongs to our cooperation partner's group, the group of Prof. Petra Tegeder, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg,
Physikalisch-Chemisches Institut (PCI),
Im Neuenheimer Feld 253, 69120 Heidelberg.
Phone: +49 (0) 6221 54 8475
FAX: +49 (0) 6221 54 6199
Annemarie Pucci, Petra Tegeder