News vom 25.03.2019
The specific functionalisation of interfaces and the integration of functional nanostructures into devices is a topic of up most importance in the field of material sciences. Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs), a subset of Crystalline Coordination Networks (CCNs), exhibit a unique combination of properties that have already had a landmark influence in the area of gas storage and separation. Further impact of CCNs, porous (i.e. MOFs) and as well dense structures, is expected when systematically exploiting the electrical, optical, magnetic, thermal and mechanical properties of CCNs. Through the work of various national and international research groups, the fascinating prospects of integration CCN-based nanostructures and thin layers into opto-electronics, data storage, electro-chemistry, and sensor technologies, are tangible. The goal of the Priority Programme COORNETs is to strengthen the developments of these highly interdisciplinary efforts.
Formation of small consortia of two to three principle investigators (PIs) and research groups of complementary expertise concentrating on a specific topic is encouraged also for attracting newcomers to the field. At least one member of each proposed consortium must have significant competence in CCN or related materials. Single PI proposals are welcome as well, however, each consortium or project must contain research activities covering at least two of the following thematic areas: