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Periodic Report Summary 2 - BIOMOLEC (Functionalized biopolymers for application in molecular electronics and in photonics)

Natural macromolecules, such as hydroxypropyl cellulose or deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) were used for different applications: (1) electrochemical devices. Natural macromolecules based ionic conducting membranes for electrochemical devices were developed. These membranes were applied in electrochromic devices or dye sensitized solar cells. (2) optoelectronics. The influence on photorefractive properties was studied in nematic liquid crystals doped with DNA bioparticles. A transition from the nematic phase to the smectic one has been shown in liquid crystals doped with lanthanides or gold nanoparticles. (3) 3D printing. The two-photon induced cross-linking DNA was used to fabricate 3D functional DNA-based micro-components

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