The primary objective of IRG-4 is to improve fundamental understanding, optimize process efficiency, and enable novel technological advances across multiple length-scales of hybrid organic-inorganic materials for nanoelectronic applications. Two major themes organize the group's efforts to realize new design principles and paradigms for electronic materials.
Materials Design: IRG-4 integrates theory and experiment to develop deep understanding of structure-electronic property relationships from the molecular scale to the macro scale. This understanding is employed to advance and optimize organic conductors and dielectrics and open up new vistas in the design of hybrid materials for nanoelectronic applications.
Materials Integration: IRG-4 pursues fundamental chemical and structural understandings of the interfaces between organic and inorganic materials including nanowires, nanotubes, and graphene, leading to advances in interface engineering and processing that are enabling for novel hybrid materials and technologies.