Many of the present technologies on which global industries are based, such as silicon technology for computers or optoelectronics and photovoltaics, will become increasingly more advanced with the advent of new technologies that are based on devices built from complex and functional materials. These new devices represent a broad class of systems which exhibit unique and controllable electronic and optical properties triggered by atomic arrangements specifically engineered at the nanoscale level.
Deslippe’s team will apply and advance state-of-the-art ab initio approaches to understand and predict complex excited-state phenomena in novel and functional materials. The team will explore various types of systems of structural complexity and emerging scientific interest to understand the underlying interactions dominating their optoelectronic properties and the structural dependencies of those interactions, thus identifying principles to rationally design new materials with optimal properties.
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