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HETEROSUPRAMOLECULAR CHEMISTRY : an APPROACH to MODULATING THE FUNCTION of MOLECULAR DEVICES

Objective



The proposed research programme is of an inter-disciplinary nature capable of carrying out a particular function. One of the most exciting containing aspects of organic, inorganic and photo physical chemistry and developments in chemistry in recent years has been the search for such surface science. We believe the training aspect of this proposal to be molecular devices and evaluation of their novel application in technologies very good since the young researchers will gain experience in various such as Information storage and energy conversion. Our objective in this synthetic and instrumental techniques This will be achieved by a well project is to develop a heterosupramolecular chemistry capable of structured exchange of the post-doctoral fellows between laboratories. delivering such assemblies. In our approach we introduce an intrinsic Part of the money set aside for networking costs is targeted at this type nanocrystalline substrate as part of the supramolecular structure. The work of exchange. The young researchers will also participate in the planned contractors meetings which will be run like workshops and will be proposed is, therefore at the interface between nanotechnology and intimately involved in evaluating the progress of the project. supramolecular chemistry. The reasoning behind this approach is that molecular devices are best applied in practical devices when the Individual components can be addressed separately and this is so far not possible with solution based systems. In the project we will concentrate on the development of three prototype devices, an Optical Switch, an Optical Read-Write Device and an Artificial Leaf.

Funding Scheme

NET - Research network contracts

Coordinator

DUBLIN CITY UNIVERSITY
Address
Glasnevin
9 Dublin
Ireland

Participants (4)

INSTM - CONSORZIO INTERUNIVERSITARIO NAZIONALE PER LA SCIENZA E TECNOLOGIA DEI MATERIALI
Italy
Address
Via L. Borsari 46, Università Degli Studi Di Ferra
44100 Ferrara
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN
Ireland
Address
Stillorgan Road Belfield
4 Dublin
UPPSALA UNIVERSITY
Sweden
Address
Thunbergsvägen 5A
751 21 Uppsala
Università degli Studi di Bologna
Italy
Address
Via Selmi 2
40126 Bologna