Controlling Hierarchical Nanostructures in Conjugated Polymers

Project Personnel

Baskar Ganapathysubramanian

Principal Investigator

Iowa State University

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Michael Chabinyc

Principal Investigator

University of California, Santa Barbara

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Craig Hawker

CO-PI

University of California, Santa Barbara

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Funding Divisions

Division of Materials Research (DMR), Division of Chemistry (CHE)

Semiconducting polymers have achieved impressive benchmarks of performance.  We have worked to elucidate how molecular structure guides formation of hierachical nanostructures in semiconducting polymers. Our research has developed open source codes for modeling processing effects on morphology and developed methods to analyze high resolution maps of nanostructures in semiconducting polymers, for the materials research community.