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A03 Kosmas Prassides

Kosmas Prassides

Participating A03

Affiliation

Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka Prefecture University

Position

Professor

Contact

k.prassides@mtr.osakafu-u.ac.jp

HP

http://mtr1.osakafu-u.ac.jp/prassides-lab/

Research Project

Metal-directed asymmetric spatial assembly of diverse building blocks – spheres, planes, and bowls

Co-Investigator

Naoki Tarutani (Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka Prefecture University)

Abstract

The research will establish a new molecular materials platform using asymmetric assembly of spherical (C60) and planar/curved (polyaromatic hydrocarbons, PAHs) molecular units dictated by metal coordination to generate functional molecular frameworks and hybrid materials with targeted electronic properties. This will be achieved by establishing robust synthetic protocols to prepare: (i) binary metal compounds of PAHs with variable stoichiometries and different asymmetrically-assembled crystalline structures, and (ii) ternary metal-intercalated compounds of hybrid sphere/plane/bowl (fullerene/PAH) molecular materials asymmetrically pre-assembled via combination of favorable metal-directed and supramolecular interactions. The reserach will lead to the development of multiple-component hybrid crystalline molecular solids with compositional and structural complexity and the unveiling of new electronic states of matter such as unconventional superconductors and quantum spin liquids.

 

Research Areas

Solid State Chemistry, Structural Chemistry, Condensed Matter Physics

Keywords

Hybrid nanomaterials、Fullerenes、Polyaromatics、Superconductivity、Quantum Magnetism