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From molecular wires to functional materials

Objective

Molecular wires are one-dimensional molecular systems that efficiently mediate electron transfer between spatially separated sites. This proposal is based on the use of molecular wires as key components in a bottom-up-approach to functional materials for opto-electronic applications. The following steps are involved:
a) design and synthesis of suitable molecular wires;
b) characterization of the molecular wires along three main experimental lines: photo induced electron transfer in Donor-bridge-Acceptor dyads, fast electrochemistry of SAMs, electrical characterization of Metal-SAM-Metal junctions;
c) as a step from the molecular dimensions to the macroscopic domain, incorporation of molecular wires and dyads into conducting polymers and study of the new properties of the materials obtained;
d) development of proof-of-principle devices: switchable molecular wires, molecular light-emitting diodes (LEDs), polymer-based electro-optical devices (LEDs and transistors).

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

INSTM - CONSORZIO INTERUNIVERSITARIO NAZIONALE PER LA SCIENZA E TECNOLOGIA DEI MATERIALI
Address
Via L. Borsari 46, Università Degli Studi Di Ferra
44100 Ferrara
Italy

Participants (5)

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Address
Rue Blaise Pascal 4, Institut Le Bel 7
67070 Strasbourg
UNIVERSITE LOUIS PASTEUR, STRASBOURG 1
France
Address
Institut Le Bel, Rue Blaise Pascal 4
67070 Strasbourg
UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM
Netherlands
Address
Nieuwe Achtergracht 166
1018 WV Amsterdam
UNIVERSITY OF FRIBOURG
Switzerland
Address
Ch. Du Musée 9
1700 Fribourg
UNIVERSITÀ DEGLI STUDI DI FERRARA
Italy
Address
Via Luigi Borsari 46
44100 Ferrara