CE50 - Sciences de base pour l’Energie

Plasmonic molecular rectennas to produce electricity from light – PlasMORE-LIGHT

Submission summary

In line with the 2.1 scientific axis of the ANR call for project, the PlasMORE-LIGHT project proposes to study a breakthrough concept of rectennas aiming at converting light into electricity from visible to infrared. We explore a new paradigm, coming from the microwave community, in which the wave property of light is exploited to convert free-propagating electromagnetic waves at optical frequencies to direct current. We propose an approach allowing studying the interplay between nano-scale molecular electronics and plasmonics and the development of new functional nanostructured materials for energy harvesting. To reach these objectives, this project combines strong skills and expertises of four laboratories (IM2NP, CINaM, IEMN and ICR) in different domains including multi-physic modeling, molecular diodes, nano-antenna fabrication, organic chemistry, functional material synthesis, and advanced nano-scale and macroscopic characterizations.

Project coordination

David Duché (Institut des Matériaux, de Microélectronique et des Nanosciences de Provence)

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IEMN Institut d'Electronique, de Microélectronique et de Nanotechnologie
ICR Institut de Chimie Radicalaire
IM2NP Institut des Matériaux, de Microélectronique et des Nanosciences de Provence

Help of the ANR 650,467 euros
Beginning and duration of the scientific project: December 2021 - 48 Months

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