Electron Donors and Acceptors, Tailor-Made

Welcome to Yi Liu’s supramolecular electronics research group at the Molecular Foundry. Our research focuses on the development of nanostructured electronic materials through the design, synthesis and manipulation of tailor-made electron donors and acceptors (EDAs). Such nanostructures include: Donor-acceptor columnar hetero junctions (CHJ), alternating donor-acceptor (ADA) stacks, phase-separated low-dimensional nanostructures, and discrete molecular machines. With the materials chemistry developed in our lab, we hope to not only provide an organic version of a comprehensive set of nanostructures, but also offer a knowledge base in guiding the design of supramolecular nanostructures for electronic applications, particularly in the arena of organic photovoltaics (OPVs) and organic field effect transistors (OFETs).