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.
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.
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.