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Cubiholes

Main research page on the CubiHole project, using Cucurbiturils for hardwired optical and electronic self-assembly

Cucurbiturils for Hardwired Optical and Electronic Self-assembly

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The aim of this 4 year EU-funded project is growing Au nanoparticles in cages, to make rigid networks for optics/electronics. We have 4 partners:

 

University of Cambridge

 

NanoPhotonics Centre

 

Prof. Jeremy Baumberg

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University of Cambridge

 

Melville Polymer Lab

 

Prof. Oren Scherman

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CSIC, San Sebastian

 

Centre for Material Science,

Spanish Council for Scientific Research

 

Prof. Javier Aizpurua

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University of Bordeaux

 

Analytical NanoDevices

 

Prof. Alex Kuhn

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Currently we have 10 researchers on this project, which uses pumpkin-shaped molecules called Cucurbiturils to glue together rigidly defined nanoscale networks built of small particles of Au and Ag. These new materials have novel optical and electronic properties.