Smart Molecular Materials for Sensors, Displays and Nanodevices

Grant number: DP150100353 | Funding period: 2015 - 2017

Completed

Abstract

The aims of this project are to synthesise new smart molecular materials and elucidate the chemical origin of the physical properties they exhibit. Exposure of these transition metal-based compounds to heat or light will induce changes in colour and magnetic behaviour, affording potential roles as the smallest possible electronic components or addressable entities for high density data storage. It is expected that the materials will also exhibit tunable thermochromic and photochromic properties, which are important for applications in photoresponsive devices or temperature sensors. The structure-function relationships determined will inform the development of molecular materials for future n..

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