CONMOL Tailor-made Conjugated Molecular Materials via Intra- and Intermolecular Control
Prof. Johannes Gierschner, Prof. Larry Lüer & Dr. Begoña Milián-Medina
Funding : Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación. CTQ2011-27317.
Duration: 2012 - 2014
The rational design of conjugated organic materials for optoelectronics with defined electronic, optical and photophysical properties in the solid state suffers from the complex interplay of intra- and intermolecular contributions, and from disorder usually found in polymeric samples. CONMOL thus explore structurally and electronically well-defined oligomeric materials forming single crystals. Experimental photophysical studies, hand-in-hand with advanced structural characterization and quantum-chemical calculations provide an in-depth understanding of solid state exciton signatures and their fate, and how this ultimately controls the emissive and multi-stimuli response in organic materials. This opens the path towards the design of supramolecular assemblies through specific secondary forces for bright emissive, color-tunable organic crystals, showing superior lasing, sensing, or charge transport properties.http://nanociencia.imdea.org/images/nanociencia/scientific_reports/Scientific-Report-2012.pdf#pag=81