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Excited electronic states in extended molecular systems

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Project "EXMOLS" data sheet

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 Coordinator Country United Kingdom [UK]
 Total cost 2˙499˙836 €
 EC max contribution 2˙499˙836 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.1. (EXCELLENT SCIENCE - European Research Council (ERC))
 Code Call ERC-2014-ADG
 Funding Scheme ERC-ADG
 Starting year 2015
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2015-10-01   to  2020-09-30


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 Project objective

The directed movement of electronic excitations in molecular materials lies at the heart of photosynthesis and also in nanoscale synthetic materials systems used for electronic applications. Efficient materials systems must span many length scales; from nm molecular dimensions, to the 10 nm length scale of Coulomb interactions at 300 K in molecular systems, to the macroscopic dimensions of biological structures and of synthetic electronic devices. There is now tantalising evidence that efficient biological and synthetic systems use ultrafast coherent electronic state evolution to couple molecular and macroscopic length scales, which requires special structural arrangements over intermediate length scales of 10 nm and more. EXMOLS will develop a new platform to study and control electronic excitations in extended molecular systems using DNA assembly methods to construct functional molecular semiconductor stacks. DNA-assembly takes the place here of the protein structure assembly of chromophores within photosynthetic systems. In contrast to current synthetic molecular systems that have little control beyond simple heterojunctions, these DNA-assembled structures will allow for the precise placement of molecules within stack-structures of dimension 5 nm or more, which will allow for the definition of precise electronic couplings and energetic landscapes, within extended artificial molecular systems. New transient optical spectroscopy will track wavefunction evolution from 10fs. These will allow for the study of a range of emergent electronic phenomena on the 5-100nm length scale including, charge delocalisation, coherent electron-hole separation, singlet exciton fission, resonant energy transfer across the organic-inorganic interface and topologically protected electronic excitations. EXMOLS is a fundamental science project, but will also deliver real design rules for practical molecular-scale devices, from solar cells, to LEDs, to spintronics, to solar fuels.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2019 Raj Pandya, Richard Y. S. Chen, Qifei Gu, Jooyoung Sung, Christoph Schnedermann, Oluwafemi S. Ojambati, Rohit Chikkaraddy, Jeffrey Gorman, Gianni Jacucci, Olimpia D. Onelli, Tom Willhammar, Duncan N. Johnstone, Sean M. Collins, Paul A. Midgley, Florian Auras, Tomi Baikie, Rahul Jayaprakash, Fabrice Mathevet, Richard Soucek, Matthew Du, Silvia Vignolini, David G Lidzey, Jeremy J. Baumberg, Richard
Ultrafast long-range energy transport via light-matter coupling in organic semiconductor films
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2019 Jeffrey Gorman, Raj Pandya, Jesse R. Allardice, Michael B. Price, Timothy W. Schmidt, Richard H. Friend, Akshay Rao, Nathaniel J. L. K. Davis
Excimer Formation in Carboxylic Acid-Functionalized Perylene Diimides Attached to Silicon Dioxide Nanoparticles
published pages: 3433-3440, ISSN: 1932-7447, DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.8b12061
The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 123/6 2020-01-29
2018 Baodan Zhao, Sai Bai, Vincent Kim, Robin Lamboll, Ravichandran Shivanna, Florian Auras, Johannes M. Richter, Le Yang, Linjie Dai, Mejd Alsari, Xiao-Jian She, Lusheng Liang, Jiangbin Zhang, Samuele Lilliu, Peng Gao, Henry J. Snaith, Jianpu Wang, Neil C. Greenham, Richard H. Friend, Dawei Di
High-efficiency perovskite–polymer bulk heterostructure light-emitting diodes
published pages: 783-789, ISSN: 1749-4885, DOI: 10.1038/s41566-018-0283-4
Nature Photonics 12/12 2020-01-28
2019 Laura Ascherl, Emrys W. Evans, Jeffrey Gorman, Sarah Orsborne, Derya Bessinger, Thomas Bein, Richard H. Friend, Florian Auras
Perylene-Based Covalent Organic Frameworks for Acid Vapor Sensing
published pages: 15693-15699, ISSN: 0002-7863, DOI: 10.1021/jacs.9b08079
Journal of the American Chemical Society 141/39 2020-01-29
2019 Michael B. Price, Andrew Paton, Jeffrey Gorman, Isabella Wagner, Geoffry Laufersky, Kai Chen, Richard H. Friend, Timothy W. Schmidt, Justin M. Hodgkiss, Nathaniel J. L. K. Davis
Inter-ligand energy transfer in dye chromophores attached to high bandgap SiO 2 nanoparticles
published pages: 8804-8807, ISSN: 1359-7345, DOI: 10.1039/c9cc03412a
Chemical Communications 55/60 2020-01-29

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