Functional Heteroanionic Materials via the Science of Synthesis

Michael J. Bedzyk | Materials Science & Engineering | Physics & Astronomy | Applied Physics

Vinayak P. Dravid  | Materials Science & Engineering | Applied Physics
Gabriela Gonzalez-Aviles Physics, DePaul University
Sossina Haile (Leader) | Materials Science & Engineering | Applied Physics
Yan-Yan Hu Chemistry, Florida State University
Mercouri Kanatzidis (Co-Leader)  | Chemistry | Materials Science & Engineering
Tobin J. Marks | Chemistry | Materials Science & Engineering | Applied Physics
Kenneth R. Poeppelmeier | Chemistry | Materials Science & Engineering
James Rondinelli | Materials Science & Engineering | Applied Physics
Christopher Wolverton | Materials Science & Engineering | Applied Physics

IRG-2 develops new heteroanionic materials with tunable electronic, ionic, thermal, and optical properties, which are otherwise inaccessible from simpler homoanionic structures and chemistries. Discovery of heteroanionic materials are facilitated by synthetic and characterization methods that provide a panoramic view of crystallization and diffusion processes in which emerging phases of interest are revealed and growth mechanisms are delineated. By emphasizing synthesis as the central science, the tools, protocols, and databases formulated in IRG-2 enable synthesis-on-demand of complex materials suggested by computational discovery.