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Hybrid Molecule-Nanocrystal Assemblies for Photonic and Electronic Sensing Applications

Objective

Functional organic molecules and metal and semiconductor nanocrystals represent attractive building blocks due to their composition-, size- and structure-dependent electronic properties, and the ability to design and manipulate these properties via low-cost and established chemical synthesis. Building from the pressing need of the European market to develop novel, scalable and cheaper technologies for sensing applications, the main objective of the HYSENS project is to exploit inexpensive organic functional molecules and inorganic nanocrystals as building blocks to synthesize novel high-knowledge materials for the development of sensors for Group I, II transition metal cations and anions (Cl-, NO3-). The hybrid material intelligence resulting from the engineered combination of individual units will allow the execution of logic functions able to reduce false sensing outputs towards the development of sensors with enhanced selectivity and sensitivity. Our goal is to elucidate the mechanisms governing the optical and electrical response of such engineered hybrid materials arising from the interaction between the organic functional molecule component and the inorganic nanocrystal core component. Establishment of component-function relationships will lead to disruptive new knowledge that will impact on optical and electrical sensors technologies.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /engineering and technology/nanotechnology/nano-materials/nanocrystal
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/electromagnetism and electronics/electrical conductivity/semiconductor

Call for proposal

FP7-NMP-2010-SMALL-4
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK - NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK
Address
Western Road
T12 YN60 Cork
Ireland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 640 736,60
Administrative Contact
Conor Delaney (Mr.)

Participants (8)

UNIVERSITAT BASEL
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 588 991,60
Address
Petersplatz 1
4051 Basel
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Edwin Constable (Prof.)
ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 353 376,40
Address
Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Alberto Credi (Prof.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 251 802
Address
Edgbaston
B15 2TT Birmingham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Robert Fekete (Mr.)
UNIVERSITAT DE VALENCIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 258 527,60
Address
Avenida Blasco Ibanez 13
46010 Valencia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Hendrik Jan Bolink (Dr.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 191 760
Address
Arcisstrasse 21
80333 Muenchen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ulrike Ronchetti (Ms.)
SCRIBA NANOTECNOLOGIE SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 208 799,60
Address
Via Di Corticella 183/8
40128 Bologna
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Patrizia Alessandra Fulle (Dr.)
CELLIX LIMITED
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 277 399,80
Address
Long Mile Road Unit 1
12 Dublin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Vivienne Williams (Ms.)
MILDENDO GESELLSCHAFT FUER MIKROFLUIDISCHE SYSTEME MBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 228 606,40
Address
Carl-zeiss-promenade 10
07745 Jena
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Holger Becker (Dr.)