Head of the group: Martin BRINKMANN
The research activity of the SYCOMMOR group is focused on the processing-structure-property nexus of functional (macro)molecular systems used mainly in plastic electronics. The fundamental questions tackled in the group concern the understanding of morphogenesis and structure-formation mechanisms in functional macro(molecular) systems and their impact on material’s properties. Structural control is achieved by chemical engineering and physico-chemical methods such as physical gelation, epitaxy and high-T rubbing . Materials of interest include functional organogelators, semi-conducting polymers, pi-conjugated self-assembled systems as well as their associations in so-called “hybrid” materials.
Our research activity is based on the group’s expertise in chemical engineering, morphological/structural analysis by TEM, neutron scattering and material’s property testing (UV-vis and FTIR spectroscopy, charge transport, rheology).
The SYCOMMOR group is directly connected to the Electronic Microscopy platform (head of the platform M. Schmutz).
The research activities of the group can be divided in 3 main axis :