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AMN Seminar Series: Lessons From Nature: How to Get the Best out of Materials

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Natural processes, often enduring, share a common goal: the advancement of structures and constructions. Exploring these natural concepts provides opportunities to enhance known materials and uncover new application possibilities.

One intriguing natural concept involves hybridizing materials, merging organic and inorganic components to surpass the individual elements. The engineering of these hybrid materials can be achieved through synthetic wet-chemical or physical methods, with variations in resulting material properties, even when the composition remains identical, due to distinct interactions between components.

This talk will show some of our group's approaches towards vapor phase-grown hybrid films, extending their application beyond the microelectronics industry. We'll showcase examples where nanoscale coatings and infiltrations significantly improved the mechanical and electronic properties of polymeric materials. Additionally, we'll discuss innovative approaches to self-healing semiconducting thin films, enabled by these hybrid materials. In most instances, these processes modify the chemical or physical properties of the base material, typically enhancing them and introducing new functionalities.


30. 4. 2024, 10:00 - 11:30
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Prof. Mato Knez
Prof. Mato Knez
CIC nanoGUNE, the Basque Nanoscience Cooperative Research Center, SPAIN