S21 Recent advances in molecular conductors: functionality

Chief Scientist Reizo Kato, RIKEN, Japan
Professor Toshio Naito, Ehime University, Japan
Professor Yasuhiro Nakazawa, Osaka University, Japan
Professor Manuel Almeida, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Professor Marc Fourmigué, Université Rennes 1, France
STFC Fellow Francis Pratt, ISIS Neutron and Muon Source, STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, UK

Keywords of the session

Molecular conductor, Magnetism, Dielectric property, Field effect, Photo-induced phenomena, Theory

Scope of the session

This session will discuss the functionality of molecular conductors based on the diversity in the electronic state from viewpoints of physical chemistry and condensed matter physics. Transport, magnetic, dielectric, field-induced, and photo-induced properties, as well as theory (first principles band calculations and effective model), are main topics of this session. Molecular conductors treated in this session will include metal complex-based conductors and related organic conductors. The relevant functional molecular materials will also provide important subjects of discussion. This session will reveal mechanisms and basic concepts that underlie the functionality of the molecular pi electron systems.

This session is held in collaboration with Session 29 “Recent Advances in Molecular Conductors: Materials Development” that focuses on materials development. Our two successive sessions from Tuesday to Saturday will cover wide range of topics in the field of molecular conductors.