Friday Synthesis Symposium
Taming Nucleation-Elongation to Synthesize Macromolecular Sheets
Presented by Austin Evans (Nuckolls Group)
Two-dimensional polymers (2DPs) are a unique macromolecular architecture that combine covalent connectivity, permanent porosity, and structural regularity. Recently, synthetic advances have led to the production of 2DPs as single-crystals and high-quality films, both of which are ideal for property and device measurements. Here, I will discuss recent findings regarding the thermal, mechanical, optical, and electronic properties of macromolecular sheets. I will also describe first-generation 2DP-based devices, which show promising combinations of behaviors not accessible with other material classes.