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GraphenE-orgaNIc hybrid architectures for organic electronics: a mUltiSite training action

Objective

GENIUS aims at offering highest-quality supra-sectoral and cross-disciplinary training to a pool of promising young researchers, in an area at the interface between Supramolecular Chemistry, Materials- and Nano-Science, Physics and Electrical Engineering. GENIUS appointees will be trained in lecture courses, dedicated schools and workshops, and through an ambitious and carefully planned research activity that benefits both from the expertise of world-leading PIs with remarkable track records in both training and research. GENIUS is designed to generate new scientific and technological knowledge on the production, processing and characterization of graphene based supramolecular architectures, taking advantage of the outstanding physical and electronic properties of graphene. We are particularly interested in developing and studying a new graphene-organic hybrid material (GOH) for applications in microelectronics; the new material proposed, while maintaining the excellent properties of classical graphene, will have improved processability in solution, chemical functionalization and tunable optoelectronic properties.
We will use supramolecular interactions to cover single graphene sheets with polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon molecules, i.e. nano-graphenes (NG), which are composed of i) an aromatic core able to interact strongly with graphene, and ii) flexible side chains to provide solubility in organic solvents. NGs adsorb reversibly on graphene by pi-pi interactions, forming ordered adlayers on its surface with pre-programmed molecule spacing and orientation, ultimately modulating the electronic properties of the GOH.
The interaction of NG and graphene will be studied at macroscopic scale by optical, Raman and current-voltage spectroscopy, and at molecular and microscopic scales primarily by Scanning Probe Microscopies. As a proof of principle, field effect transistors and photovoltaics devices based on graphene-NG composites will be tested.

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2010-ITN
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Coordinator

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Italy
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 904 187
Administrative Contact
Roberta Chiodini (Dr.)

Participants (7)

BASF SE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 292 709
Address
Carl Bosch Strasse 38
67063 Ludwigshafen Am Rhein
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Michael Roeper (Prof.)
MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 449 029
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Klaus Muellen (Prof.)
THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 527 445
Address
Trinity Lane The Old Schools
CB2 1TN Cambridge
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Keith Cann (Mr.)
UNIVERSITE DE MONS
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 452 259
Address
Place Du Parc 20
7000 Mons
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
David Beljonne (Dr.)
UNIVERSITE DE STRASBOURG
France
EU contribution
€ 497 783
Address
Rue Blaise Pascal 4
67081 Strasbourg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sandrine Schott-Carriere (Dr.)
UCL Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Institute for Women’s Health
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 527 446
Address
Gower Street
WC1E 6BT London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Greta Borg-Carbott (Ms.)
HUMBOLDT-UNIVERSITAET ZU BERLIN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 671 044
Address
Unter Den Linden 6
10117 Berlin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Brigitte Lehmann (Dr.)