We study the role of low-frequency and long-ranged nuclear motion in charge and energy transport mechanisms of "soft" semiconductors.The common theme of all soft semiconductors is that they are held together either by weak van der Waals interactions or loose ionic bonds.
Specific materials of interest include molecular crystals, hybrid halide perovskites, conjugated polymers, van der Waals heterostructures, and quantum dot films. A unifying feature of these materials is that electronic properties evolve on the same timescale as nuclear motion and conformational rearrangement. Thus, they exhibit a dynamically coupled structure-function relationship.
Painting by Vladimir Kush.