Graphite and Graphene Fairy Circles

  • 2019 May 25

Read about our recent publication in ACS Nano (and Editors' Choice in Science) on the formation and properties of Graphite and Graphene Fairy Circles

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Graphene Meets Ionic Liquids: Fermi Level Engineering via Electrostatic Forces

  • 2019 May 25

Read about our recent paper in ACS Nano on the impact of alkyl chain length of ionic liquids on the doping of graphene

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Tailoring atomic layer growth

  • 2018 Nov 22

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

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2D-INK ... the movie

  • 2018 Nov 11

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.

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Linearly Nanopatterned Covalent Chemical Functionalization of Graphene

  • 2018 Nov 11

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

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Dynamics of Supercoiled DNA

  • 2018 Nov 11

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).

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Nanoshaving and chirality: new paper in JACS

Curious about how shaving works at the nanoscale and affects chirality? Find out more in our latest paper.

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Nature Communications

  • 2018 Aug 29

Our latest publication in Nature Chemistry tackles a puzzling issue in supramolecular systems, that is, the origin of single-handedness in near-racemic mixtures of two non-interconvertible enantiomers upon cooperative supramolecular assembly.

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Best oral contribution

Congratulation to Peter Walke, for his "best oral contribution" at the SPMonSPM 2018 conference in Leuven

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Self-Assembled Polystyrene Beads for Templated Covalent Functionalization

A network of self-assembled polystyrene beads was employed as a lithographic mask during covalent functionalization reactions on graphitic surfaces to create nanocorrals for confined molecular self-assembly studies.

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