Materials and Synthessis


The Materials and Synthesis Capability will support the Research Themes by developing novel Excitonic materials with high luminescence , strong absorption characteristics and long diffusion lengths, that operate across the visible and IR spectral regions, for Excitonic device applications. 

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Materials to be investigated will include:

  • Quantum Confined Inorganics (e.g. QDs, QRs, QWs)
  • Bulk Organic-Inorganic Hybrid Materials (e.g. perovskites)
  • Organic Dye Assemblies (e.g. fullerene, P3HT derivatives, coupled chromophores, NIR up-converters).

Quantum Confined Inorganics (QDs, QRs, QWs)

  • Control of composition, size and shape of nanoparticles.
  • Multilayer structures for exciton manipulation.
  • Well-defined surface modification for exciton coupling.
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Bulk Organic-Inorganic Hybrid Materials

  • New ferroelectric bulk materials for photovoltaics.
  • Tune crystal composition and structure to improve stability.
  • Control of crystal growth to achieve defect-free films.

Organic Dye Assemblies

  • Novel molecular structure and geometry for excitonics.
  • Polymeric and supramolecular assemblies for exciton transport.
  • Targeted materials design, synthesis and scale-up.