With this function you can construct your weekly calendar of lessons, which is customized on the basis of the courses that you intend to follow. Warning: the personal schedule does not replace the presentation of the study plan! It's an informal tool that can help you better manage the organization of class attendance before the study plan presentation. After the study plan presentation we recommend you to use the Lecture timetable service in your Online Services.
To create your customized schedule follow these instructions:
Click on the "Enable" link to proceed. You will be asked your surname and first name in order to determine your alphabetic grouping.
To add or remove courses from your personal schedule, use the small icons which are found next to the courses:
addition of the course
removal of the course
selection of the section of the Laboratory of Architecture (Note: the effective area in which the teaching will be carried out will be determined after the presentation of the Study Plans)
The sidebar on the left displays the number of lessons included in schedule. There are also these commands:
View the schedule: allows the viewing of the weekly synoptic schedule
Delete the schedule: cancels the selections made
When you have finished the entry, you can print the calendar you have made.
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The credits shown next to this symbol indicate the part of the course CFUs provided with Innovative teaching. These CFUs include:
Subject taught jointly with companies or organizations
Blended Learning & Flipped Classroom
Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC)
School of Industrial and Information Engineering
(Master of Science degree)(ord. 270) - MI (426) Materials Engineering and Nanotechnology
U2E - Indifferenziato
Credits (CFU / ECTS)
The course comprises the following two modules:
1. The main focus is on organic materials with the purpose of providing the knowledge for their application in electronics, photonics and optoelectronics. The course deals with conducting materials, photochromic materials, liquid crystals, as distinct topics. For each class of materials, molecular structure-properties relationships are studied also considering the possible technological applications. Attention is focused on the design of devices such as LEDs, transistors, photovoltaic cells, LCDs, smart windows. Finally, techniques for the deposition of the organic materials into films are considered.
Table of contents
- Functional materials: basic principles. Molecular machines: an example of smart material.
- Fundamentals on organic functional materials: molecular skeleton, side groups; the electronic effect of side groups.
Molecular design: from localized chemical bonding to delocalized chemical bonding (LCAO, electronic levels)
Structure to properties relationship: the UV-vis spectroscopy
The deactivation from the excited state: the emissive properties (photoluminescence)
Polyacetylene: structure, synthesis, electrical properties; Shirakawa films
Applications of conducting polymers: OLED, photovoltaic cells, thin film transistors, smart windows, sensors
Fundamentals, mesogens, main LC phases; polymer liquid crystals; LC embedded in polymer matrix (preparation methods, drop configuration, smart windows).
- Liquid crystal displays.
2. Focusing on inorganic semiconductors and metals, this part of the course, considers the effects introduced by electron and light confinement into the optical properties of materials.
Starting from the description of confined structures, through dedicated nanofabrication techniques, the consequences on physical properties are discussed.
Particular attention is devoted to inorganic semiconductors and as a special class of emitting devices solid state and nanotechnological lasers are considered.
An introduction to Plasmonics is presented together with a general description of the optical properties of dielectric and metals.