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Reference Number EP/S030662/1
Title Chemistry and physics of conjugated coordination nanosheets and two-dimensional conjugated polymers
Status Started
Energy Categories Renewable Energy Sources(Solar Energy, Photovoltaics) 20%;
Not Energy Related 80%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Physics) 100%
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Professor H Sirringhaus
No email address given
University of Cambridge
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 16 May 2019
End Date 15 May 2024
Duration 60 months
Total Grant Value £827,743
Industrial Sectors Energy
Region East of England
Programme NC : Physical Sciences
Investigators Principal Investigator Professor H Sirringhaus , Physics, University of Cambridge (100.000%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , Chinese Academy of Sciences (0.000%)
Project Contact , University of Tokyo, Japan (0.000%)
Project Contact , Technical University Dresden (TUD), Germany (0.000%)
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Abstract The optoelectronic properties of conjugated polymers have improved to levels of performance that now enable industrial applications in large-area electronics, displays, bioelectronics and photovoltaics. However, the one-dimensional (1D) nature of charge transport along the backbone of a conventional conjugated polymer still imposes fundamental limits on the achievable charge carrier mobilities and electronic properties. In the proposed project we aim to develop a novel class of 2-dimensional (2D) conjugated polymers and coordination nanosheets (CONASHs), which have recently become synthetically accessible through coordination chemistry and promise to overcome the traditional limitations of 1D polymers. The aim of the proposed project is to investigate the fundamental chemistry and physics of these novel materials, in particular investigate the molecular structure - charge transport relationships, explore their fundamental, exotic physical transport properties and develop them as high performance materials for energy and electronic applications, in particular in thermoelectrics, energy storage, light-emission and chemical and biological sensors. The project will establish a close, interdisciplinary network between internationally leading chemistry and physics groups in this field (Nishihara - University of Tokyo, Sirringhaus -University of Cambridge, Feng - Technical University of Dresden, Zhu/Zhang - Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing)
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