Self-assembled monolayers of redox- and photo-active compounds - A study of the effect of light and potential in charging at interfaces for energy app

Lead Research Organisation: University of Nottingham
Department Name: Sch of Chemistry


Optoelectronic devices rely on the separation and transport of electrical charge for their function, while charge storage devices require the transport and stable maintenance of a specific redox state in a chemical. This project will focus on easily reducible molecular components that can be self-assembled on surfaces and can be used to modulate the movement of charge at these interfaces, leading to a build-up of electrons that can be recovered in a controlled way, as in a battery. The action of light on the devices made using these compounds will be explored in order to use this stimulus as a way of injecting and retrieving charge. The use of supramolecular chemistry to perform mechanical work as a result of charge injection and extraction will also be investigated, with the aim of making electro-mechanical interface based devices


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Studentship Projects

Project Reference Relationship Related To Start End Student Name
EP/R513283/1 01/10/2018 30/09/2023
2120307 Studentship EP/R513283/1 01/10/2018 31/03/2022 Letizia Liiro Peluso