FUNCTIONAL ORGANIC MATERIALS for Hi-Tech applications
MATERIALI FUNZIONALI ORGANICI per applicazioni Hi-Tech
MAFO is a research unit of the Department of Chemical Science and Materials Technology of CNR.
MAFO activity deals with the production and characterization of organic materials for technological applications in the fields of microelectronics, photovoltaics and medicine.
The group’s activity and expertise spans from molecule synthesis, to self-assembly and characterization at the nanoscale, to device fabrication and testing.
Research activity focuses upon a wide variety of novel organic materials with electronic properties suitable for low-cost solar energy conversion and flexible-material electronics. These materials include molecular, supramolecular and biohybrid systems composed of highly conjugated molecules and macromolecules, graphene, fullerenes and bio-molecules. Particular attention is devoted to the study of the correlation between macroscopic properties and structure at the molecular, nanometre and micrometre level. This research unit thus includes the necessary know-how for the synthesis of molecules, the study of their properties through computational methods, their physico-chemical characterization and their use in nanostructuring, as well as the preparation and characterization of prototype devices.
The coordinator of MAFO-HT research unit is Vincenzo Palermo.
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