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Photonically fused molecular materials

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Project "PHOTMAT" data sheet

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Organization address
city: EXETER
postcode: EX4 4QJ

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 Coordinator Country United Kingdom [UK]
 Total cost 2˙447˙699 €
 EC max contribution 2˙447˙699 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.1. (EXCELLENT SCIENCE - European Research Council (ERC))
 Code Call ERC-2016-ADG
 Funding Scheme ERC-ADG
 Starting year 2017
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2017-09-01   to  2022-08-31


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# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    THE UNIVERSITY OF EXETER UK (EXETER) coordinator 2˙447˙699.00


 Project objective

Molecular materials are ubiquitous, encompassing smart phone displays, plastic electronics and the molecular machinery of photosynthesis. Many of these remarkable uses depend on interactions between the molecules. Until now these interactions have been electric in character, and have been dictated by how electric charge is distributed over the molecules. PHOTMAT will transform the world of molecular materials by adding a new ingredient – photons. I will fuse photons and molecules together to create new hybrid states – part molecule and part photon – that are dramatically different from those of the constituent molecules and photons. The idea of coupling molecules with photons is a radical new approach with implications that reach across physics, quantum information, chemistry, materials science, nanotechnology and biology.

I propose a pioneering research programme that will catalyse the transition from embryonic early results to the creation of a new conceptual framework to unveil a new frontier in nanoscience and nanotechnology. We will perform new experiments that will provide clear proof-of-principle demonstrations of the incredible opportunities opened up by coupling molecules with photons. As examples, we will show how the range over which energy (excitons) can be transport may be extended by a factor of 1000, and we will show how the process of photosynthesis can be modified and controlled. This research has enormous potential, from transforming artificial photosynthesis for clean fuel production to inspiring a new generation of molecular metamaterials.

My goal is to explore the rich array of possibilities that arise when photons are made an integral part of molecular materials. At present much of the underlying physics is unclear and controversial. I will resolve the important open questions and show how photonic coupling of molecules leads to new molecular materials, new ways to control chemical and biological processes, and a new type of nanophotonics.


List of deliverables.
Data Management Plan Open Research Data Pilot 2019-05-30 15:19:44

Take a look to the deliverables list in detail:  detailed list of PHOTMAT deliverables.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2017 Bill Barnes, Francisco García Vidal, Javier Aizpurua
Special Issue on “Strong Coupling of Molecules to Cavities”
published pages: 1-1, ISSN: 2330-4022, DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.7b01609
ACS Photonics 5/1 2019-05-28
2018 S. S. Seetharaman, B. Tremain, W. L. Barnes, I. R. Hooper
Realizing an ultra-wideband backward-wave metamaterial waveguide
published pages: , ISSN: 2469-9950, DOI: 10.1103/physrevb.98.235408
Physical Review B 98/23 2019-05-28
2019 Sandro Mignuzzi, Stefano Vezzoli, Simon A. R. Horsley, William L. Barnes, Stefan A. Maier, Riccardo Sapienza
Nanoscale Design of the Local Density of Optical States
published pages: 1613-1617, ISSN: 1530-6984, DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.8b04515
Nano Letters 19/3 2019-05-28
2019 Vanik A. Shahnazaryan, Vasil A. Saroka, Ivan A. Shelykh, William L. Barnes, Mikhail E. Portnoi
Strong Light–Matter Coupling in Carbon Nanotubes as a Route to Exciton Brightening
published pages: , ISSN: 2330-4022, DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.8b01543
ACS Photonics 2019-05-28
2018 V. G. Kravets, A. V. Kabashin, W. L. Barnes, A. N. Grigorenko
Plasmonic Surface Lattice Resonances: A Review of Properties and Applications
published pages: 5912-5951, ISSN: 0009-2665, DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemrev.8b00243
Chemical Reviews 118/12 2019-05-28
2018 Milo Baraclough, Ian R. Hooper, William L. Barnes
Investigation of the coupling between tunable split-ring resonators
published pages: , ISSN: 2469-9950, DOI: 10.1103/physrevb.98.085146
Physical Review B 98/8 2019-05-28
2018 Charlie-Ray Mann, Thomas J. Sturges, Guillaume Weick, William L. Barnes, Eros Mariani
Manipulating type-I and type-II Dirac polaritons in cavity-embedded honeycomb metasurfaces
published pages: , ISSN: 2041-1723, DOI: 10.1038/s41467-018-03982-7
Nature Communications 9/1 2019-05-28

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