Hybrid Structures

Hybrid structures combine organic and inorganic as well as soft and hard materials and thus provide a natural link between Functional Polymers and Correlated Matter. We rationally design hybrid structures to benefit from combining specific properties of organic and inorganic components in one structured material. Examples include hybrid solar cells and hybrid nanoparticles with a multitude of exciting new applications. By decorating inorganic materials with tailored polymers, we will engineer bio-compatibility and obtain molecular recognition, providing strong links to the research area Bio-Related Materials.