Hierarchical Design of Hybrid Systems (HiDHyS)

The project Hierarchical Design of Hybrid Systems (HiDHyS), funded by the FWF, is about the hierarchical design of hybrid materials and their mechanical, electronic and magnetic properties. The complexity of these materials is addressed with a broad range of complementary experimental and computational methods, offering the opportunity for a unique training and research experience for DCAFM fellows.

Research in HiDHyS focuses on three specific classes of hybrid materials: van der Waals heterostructures, carbon nanomaterials and macromolecular aggregates. For each class of materials, a research team including DCAFM fellows and faculty members is set up. Each DCAFM fellow works on an individual experimental or computational/theoretical research project tightly intertwined with other projects within the team and across the entire project.