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Electron Spin Resonance study of organic conductors

English title Electron Spin Resonance study of organic conductors
Applicant Forro Laszlo
Number 113399
Funding scheme Project funding
Research institution Material Science and Engineering École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Institution of higher education EPF Lausanne - EPFL
Main discipline Condensed Matter Physics
Start/End 01.12.2006 - 30.11.2008
Approved amount 111'964.00
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Keywords (5)

carbon nanotubes; solid state physics; fullerides; superconductivity; polymers

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We are planning to investigate the electronic properties of organic conductors by electron spin resonance (ESR). Our research is in the field of fundamental solid state physics, namely, we focus on electron-electron and electron-phonon correlation effects in organic conductors. This field had its heyday during the first half of the 80-s before it was overshadowed by the high-Tc superconductors. We believe that it is high time to pay again more attention to organic conductors for severalreasons: (i) Correlation effects are important in them, (ii) their microscopic properties are highly tunable, and (iii) they can often be fabricated using self-organization to yield microscopic structures. As a consequence, (iv) they can have peculiar and strongly non-linear electronic properties so that they are excellent model systems for theories, (v) they can potentially be used as sensors, diodes or transistors even at the level of individual molecules, (vi) which makes them good candidates for future cost-effective and miniaturized electronic devices.
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Number Title Start Funding scheme
105457 Electron Spin Resonance study of organic conductors 01.12.2004 Project funding
124723 Electron Spin Resonance study of organic conductors 01.04.2009 Project funding
124723 Electron Spin Resonance study of organic conductors 01.04.2009 Project funding

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