Systhesis and study of organometallic/coordinaation compounds as molecular swuitches for optoelectronic and photonic tecnhologies.

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Project title | Systhesis and study of organometallic/coordinaation compounds as molecular swuitches for optoelectronic and photonic tecnhologies.
Project Code | PTDC/QUI/67362/2006
Main objective |

Region of intervention |

Beneficiary entity |
  • Universidade de Évora(líder)
  • Instituto Superior Técnico(parceiro)

Approval date | 04-01-2008
Start date | 01-12-2008
Date of the conclusion | 30-11-2013

Total eligible cost |
European Union financial support |
National/regional public financial support |

Summary

In this project it is proposed the synthesis, characterization and studies of new organometallic/coordination complexes with different molecular structural features in order to achieve suitable ‘on’ and ‘off’ SONLO switched forms for optoelectronic and photonic applications. All the new compounds will be characterized by elemental analysis and usual chromatographic and spectroscopic techniques, X-ray diffraction structural determinations and electrochemical studies. The study of SONLO properties of the new compounds will be performed, at molecular level, by Hyper-Rayleigh Scattering (HRS) in solution and, at macroscopic level, by Kurtz technique in solid powder samples. The results will be complemented by DFT (Density Functional Theory) calculations.

Objectives, activities and expected/achieved results

Objectives

1- Design e síntese de novos compostos organometálicos/coordenação contendo cromóforos orgânicos hiperpolarizáveis.

2- Estudo da sua aplicação como comutadores moleculares para dispositivos optoelectrónicos e fotónicos usando as suas propriedades ópticas não lineares de 2ª ordem (SONLO)

Activities

1-      Tese de Licenciatura (1-2)

2-      Tese de Mestrado (1)

3-      Artigos em revistas internacionais (2-3)

4-      Participação em congressos nacionais e internacionais (6-7)