The main objective of the proposed research is the definition of reliable supramolecular structure-properties relationships, with the aim to guide the design of materials with desired optical and electronic properties, from the molecular to the supramolecular level. Starting from the analysis of the properties of the solvated molecule, a comprehensive theoretical model will be developed to predict the properties of complex supramolecular systems, then guiding the synthetic strategy in a bottom-up approach from the molecule to the material. Small multichromophoric assemblies will be characterized by optical spectroscopie methods and new theoretical models will be developed to interpret the observed properties. Starting from these results, new multichromophoric systems will be synthesized, with the aim to obtain desired properties as predicted by the developed model. The study will then be extended to explore infinite two- and three-dimensional arrangements of interacting multichromophoric systems, with the aim to propose new architectures for knowledge-based materials with specific properties for advanced photonic or electronic applications. The aim of the project is an important one, since it would provide the basis for synthesizing structures with defined physical characteristics, i.e. knowledge-based materials. This will be obtained through a new synergy between condensed matter physics, supramolecular chemistry and optical spectroscopy.
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