Diazonium Chemistry with a Twist
In this paper, published in Nanoscale, we demonstrate that the ascorbic acid mediated dediazoniation of aryldiazonium salts leads to self-limiting growth of monolayers with high grafting densities
Dynamic Network Switching
In this recent paper in J. Am. Chem. Soc., we demonstrate molecular scale imaging of dynamic network switching between covalent organic frameworks in real time.
In control of polymorphism...
In this paper, published in Angewandte Chemie, we reveal the possibility to induce or favor the formation of polymorphs, by confining molecules in nanoscale 2D boxes
And what if you would use an electric field to polymerize...
Proud of our recent publication in J.Am.Chem.Soc. (and "News and Views" in Nature),
Graphite and Graphene Fairy Circles
Read about our recent publication in ACS Nano (and Editors' Choice in Science) on the formation and properties of Graphite and Graphene Fairy Circles
Graphene Meets Ionic Liquids: Fermi Level Engineering via Electrostatic Forces
Read about our recent paper in ACS Nano on the impact of alkyl chain length of ionic liquids on the doping of graphene
Tailoring atomic layer growth
In this recent contribution, we offer a new approach to tailor the growth of thin atomic layers on metallic substrates. Read about it in Nature Communications
2D-INK ... the movie
2D-INK (http://www.2d-ink.eu) is a European project targeted at developing inks of novel 2D semiconducting materials for low-cost large-area fabrication processes on insulating substrates through a new methodology, which will exceed the properties of state-of-the-art graphene- and graphene oxide based inks. Watch the movie.
Linearly Nanopatterned Covalent Chemical Functionalization of Graphene
A great step forwards in controlling chemical functionalization of graphite and graphene. Self-assembled alkane monolayers as templates do the job. Read about it in ACS Nano
Dynamics of Supercoiled DNA
Together with colleagues from LMU and Kanazawa University, we investigated the free energy landscape and dynamics of supercoiled DNA by AFM (published in ACS Nano).