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Tailored Materials for Sustainable Technologies: Programming Functional Molecular Components Through Boron-Nitrogen Doping

Objective

The scientific goal of the STiBNite Research Training Network is to develop and apply a bottom-up covalent synthesis and assembly approach to produce advanced organic semiconductors with precisely controllable properties, achieved by perfect positional control of dopant atoms. We plan to produce boron-nitrogen-carbon (BNC) macromolecular materials, either in solution or on surface, starting from programmed polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons precursors substituted in given positions with BN-doping units (i.e., borazine rings, B3N3). Each will be encoded with a specific BN-doping pattern and concentration to control its optoelectronic and thermal properties. In particular, insertion of borazine rings, which have an insulating, polar character, will disrupt the π-conjugation of the host carbon framework hence tuning its bandgap. These BN-doped PAHs will be developed into either covalent or non-covalent bidimensional materials (2DMs), or transformed into nanoparticles (BNC-NPs), characterized by fully reproducible properties. These innovative engineered BNC macromolecular materials will be thoroughly characterized using several microscopic and spectroscopic techniques, and tested for implementation in lighting and display optoelectronic devices (OPVs, LECs, ECDs) and as thermal management coatings, paving the way for disruptive technological developments in the field. Training is at the core of STiBNite’s plan. We will integrate the traditional training and research schemes of chemistry with modern topical themes and methods imported from engineering and physics. STiBNite’s multidisciplinary training programme of individual projects and interdisciplinary secondments will guide 15 ESRs towards attractive early-stage career opportunities in materials science e.g., as organic, process, and physical chemists, device engineer, etc. This will be made possible by the coordinated effort of a focused and motivated consortium of academics, research centers and EU-based enterprises.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/inorganic chemistry/inorganic compounds

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2020
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-ITN-ETN - European Training Networks

Coordinator

UNIVERSITAT WIEN
Address
Universitatsring 1
1010 Wien
Austria
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 528 414,48

Participants (9)

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PERUGIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 522 999,36
Address
Piazza Dell Universita 1
06123 Perugia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITEIT LEIDEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 265 619,88
Address
Rapenburg 70
2311 EZ Leiden
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 512 640
Address
Place De L Universite 1
1348 Louvain La Neuve
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 758 365,20
Address
Arcisstrasse 21
80333 Muenchen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
RIJKSUNIVERSITEIT GRONINGEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 265 619,88
Address
Broerstraat 5
9712CP Groningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TRIESTE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 261 499,68
Address
Piazzale Europa 1
34127 Trieste
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
APPLIED NANOLAYERS BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 265 619,88
Address
Louis Couperusplein 2
2514 HP Den Haag
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
GRAPHENE-XT SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 261 499,68
Address
Via Massimo D Azeglio 15
40123 Bologna Bo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AIMPLAS - ASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION DE MATERIALES PLASTICOS Y CONEXAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 250 904,88
Address
Calle Gustave Eiffel 4 Parque Tecnologico De Paterna
46980 Paterna Valencia
Activity type
Research Organisations