Welcome to the Kempa group.
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Porous Molecular Solids
We are synthesizing responsive porous molecular solids and characterizing
their unique electronic and optical properties using specialized in situ spectroscopic tools.
We are developing synthetic breakthroughs allowing for preparation of low-dimensional materials
with tunable morphologies, phases, and, thereby, tunable properties.
We are developing solution-phase methods that utilize porous ionic solids as precursors
for synthesis of complex nanomaterials.
The Kempa Group prepares and studies low-dimensional materials from nanoparticles (0D), to molecular wires (1D), to few-atom thick sheets (2D). Quantum confinement effects, tunable surface states, and intriguing charge/mass transport features endow these materials with exceptional properties. These properties not only reveal new chemical and physical phenomena, but also advance the development of optoelectronic devices, energy conversion systems, and quantum computing architectures.