Diazonium Chemistry with a Twist

  • 2020 Oct 04

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

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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

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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),

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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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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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