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 (D3) 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.
The HybriD3 materials database is online. We welcome any submission of new high-quality materials data (experimental or computational) on organic-inorganic hybrid semiconductors! This will develop into a community database for high-quality, curated materials data specific to the wide space of existing and potential new organic-inorganic hybrids, with open data and community feedback. To learn more or to submit data, please send a simple email (see contacts page). Join us!
The project was originally funded as a collaborative research project (2017-2021, extended to 2023) through NSF's DMREF program. As of this writing (2023), the work on the HybriD3 materials database actively continues under this award. Regarding data dissemination, the team has also been fortunate to be supported by a separate collaboration with SpringerMaterials (envisioned from the very beginnings of the project), which will make data from the open HybriD3 database available in the SpringerMaterials collection as well - sustainability of the data is therefore guaranteed in more than just a single location. The open HybriD3 database and the more general MatD3 software underneath continue to be actively developed and maintained.