Hybrid organic-inorganic materials offer a unique opportunity for the discovery and refinement of new functional semiconductor materials with fine-tuned properties, controlled at the atomic scale by organic chemistry and organic-inorganic synthesis and processing. The HybriD3 project accelerates the Design, Discovery and Dissemination of new crystalline organic-inorganic hybrid semiconductors in a collaborative effort between six teams of researchers located at three major universities in the Research Triangle: Duke University, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University.

The team will concentrate their effort on identifying new organic-inorganic hybrid perovskites, aiming, for example, to identify new materials for light-emitting diodes that will enable researchers to address energy-efficient lighting and cost-effective manufacturing techniques. The project also provides an open, community-focused database of existing, predicted and newly synthesized organic-inorganic hybrid materials, facilitating accelerated development of this materials space among the wider community of researchers interested in exploring the hybrid perovskite materials class.