Molecular aggregates form the basis for several scientific and technological developments that increasingly gain economic relevance. Especially in the field of optical applications such systems are used because of their widely tunable properties. Decisive for the materials’ functions are the light-induced dynamics which in turn are determined by the manifold of interactions between the aggregated building blocks. The interactions can be varied through the properties of the individual molecular subunits, but also via their spatial arrangement. The aim of this Research Unit (FOR 1809) is to develop an understanding of how the specifically arranged molecular building blocks in aggregates can result in a desired light-induced dynamic and thus function of the whole system. The project essentially benefits from close collaborations between work groups with an expertise in the preparative, spectroscopic and theoretical field.
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