New Generation Functional Materials for 21st Century Applications - Exploiting the Properties of Naphthalene Diimides

  • Langford, Steven (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Bell, Toby (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Ayyappanpillai, Ajayaghosh (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Prodi, Luca (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Thang, San (Partner Investigator (PI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

This project focuses on the development and application of a family of robust and tunable fluorescent molecules, polymers and supramolecular assemblies. Fluorescence gives an optical read-out with high levels of sensitivity as required for the detection of exogenous anions within the environment, in diagnosis and imaging and is important to a number of emerging industries. This sensitivity will be taken to the single molecule level to probe chemical reactions at the ultimate level of sensitivity thereby providing the basis for addressable molecular devices. Progress in the field of molecular devices will have important implications for molecular-based logic, energy storage and transduction, therapeutics and a variety of sensory techniques.
Effective start/end date3/01/134/08/16


  • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$390,000.00
  • Monash University