Design and Synthesis of Solution-Processable Hybrid Semiconductors for Low-cost, Large-area Device Applications

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Semiconductors with convenient processing and enhanced carrier mobility are essential for low-cost, large-area electronics applications. The strategy is to combine the advantages of organic and inorganic semiconductors within a new type of organic-inorganic hybrid frameworks. Thus this study plans to stitch together the organic molecules with interconnecting coordination bonds. For this, the organic molecules are equipped with multiple binding atoms (coordination sites), which can then form the coordination bonds with inorganic metal halide components to generate infinite hybrid networks. The coordination bonds should effectively couple the organic molecules and the metal halide components to provide pathways for faster carrier transport. Also, the coordination bonds should be of moderate strength to allow for sufficient solubility. Fortunately, the research group has recently developed a synthetic method to accommodate these requirements. The proposed research builds on this recent methodology, and purports to access materials with improved properties and functions for real-world applications as well as fundamentally interesting explorations.


Project number9041109
Grant typeGRF
Effective start/end date1/08/0624/03/10