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

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.
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Coordinator

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Address

Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma

Italy

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 904 187

Administrative Contact

Roberta Chiodini (Dr.)

Participants (7)

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BASF SE

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 292 709

MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 449 029

THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 527 445

UNIVERSITE DE MONS

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 452 259

UNIVERSITE DE STRASBOURG

France

EU Contribution

€ 497 783

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 527 446

HUMBOLDT-UNIVERSITAET ZU BERLIN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 671 044

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 264694

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 December 2010

  • End date

    30 November 2014

Funded under:

FP7-PEOPLE

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 321 902

  • EU contribution

    € 4 321 902

Coordinated by:

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Italy