NRP 47 "Supramolecular Functional Materials"
The National Research Programme "Supramolecular Functional Materials" (NRP 47) supported the property- and application-driven design and synthesis of new molecular devices and supramolecular functional materials. These new materials with their tailor-made specific functions and properties will furnish the foundations for a future key-technology.
The multidisciplinary approach of the supramolecular sciences required close co-operation between chemistry and other scientific disciplines. Therefore the NRP strongly encouraged interdisciplinary approaches with potential areas of application and collaboration at national and international level.
- molecular recognition
- supramolecular synthesis
- self organisation, self assembly of supramolecular structures
- theoretical and analytical work correlating architecture and function
- interfacing of molecular elements to the micro and macroscopic world and between each other to realise potentially practical embodiments
- incorporation of supramolecular systems into existing technologies
- information storage, transport and processing; molecular imprinting,etching at the molecular level; molecular shuttles, switches, wires
- electron-, photon- and mass-transfer
- chemical sensors
- diagnostic tools
- molecular magnets
|Facts & figures|
|Overall funding||CHF 15'000'000|
|Period of research||5 years|
|President of the Steering Committee||Andreas Ludi, Universität Bern|
|Implementation Officer||Urs Aeberhard, Science Com Services AG, Bern Scientific|
|Programme co-ordinator||Stefan Husi, SNSF|
|Call for proposals||April 2000|
Advanced Functional Materials, Special Issue: Swiss National Research Program on Supramolecular Functional Materials, WILEY-VCH, Vol. 16, No. 2, January 2006
NRP "Supramolecular Functional Materials", Special issue of Vision, Science and Innovation Made in Switzerland, September 2002 (PDF, 2.3 MB) (PDF)