TIDE Research Vision
TIDE aims to exploit correlations between increased structural order, and reduced defect densities, as well as more favorable optical and transport properties to achieve a beneficial impact on optoelectronic devices.
Our overarching goals are:
- Designing interfaces by templating
- Understanding of photophysical and transport processes
- Merging this knowledge to enhance device performance
Mandatory to succees is the close interaction between complementary research areas such as chemical synthesis, surface sciences, spectroscopic physical characterization, device fabrication, as well as theory and modeling.
Our research program is organized in five synergistic focus areas:
- A - Molecular Building Blocks addresses the synthesis of pi-conjugated MBB with varying templating capabilities
- B - Functional Templates comprises the on-surface and solution synthesis of templates
- C - Surfaces & Interfaces deals with investigations of molecular thin films on templating surfaces
- D - Transport & Function investigates charge and exciton transport in functional (pre-) devices
- E - Theory & Modeling addresses method development and its application to templating