Published in Nature
We used scanning tunnelling microscopy to follow in real-time, as bonds form and break, molecule by molecule, the birth and growth of 2D dynamic covalent polymers on a solid support immersed in a reactive solution.
We reveal the superior sensing capability of covalently modified graphene layers for ammonia detection
We report on the detection and stabilization of a previously unknown two-dimensional (2D) pseudopolymorph.
Chemical patterning of graphene
We demonstrate spatially resolved multicomponent covalent chemical patterning of single layer graphene using a facile and efficient method.
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
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
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).