Nanocarbons and Organic Photovoltaics
The Organic Molecular Materials group at the University Complutense of Madrid and IMDEA Nanociencia Institute is led by Prof. Nazario Martín. The research activity is mainly focused on Carbon Nanostructures as materials for the preparation of photo- and electroactive Functional Organic Molecular Systems. In particular, the covalent and supramolecular chemistry of carbon nanoforms in the context of chirality and asymmetric catalysis (bottom-up nanographenes, graphene quantum dots, carbon nanodots, and pulsed laser synthesis of carbon nanoparticles), electron transfer processes, photovoltaic applications (organic and perovskite solar cells), supramolecular functional assemblies and nanoscience. At IMDEA Nanociencia, the group is involved in two main research: (1) “on-surface” synthesis, which consists on the preparation of new type of semiconductive polymers from tailored monomers synthesized in our lab; (2) Perovskite solar cells (PSCs), one of the most highlighted technologies nowadays, based on the preparation of organic compounds for the different layer of the perovskite devices, such as hole and electron-transporting layers or organic spacers for low-dimensional perovskite materials.