B1 - Graphene nanoribbons and nanographenes as groundfloor for templated growth of molecular building blocks
Principle Investigator: Prof. Klaus Meerholz
We will synthetically target novel Graphene Nanoribbons (GNRs) as well as large Nanographenes (NGs) with designed templating capability for Molecular Building Blocks on the one hand and interesting semiconcting properties (such as Near-Infrared absorption, stimulated emission) on the other. Throughout the project, we envision novel GNRs and NGs that can be processes by vacuum deposition as well as solution deposition, which ultimately allows for direct comparison (order parameter in the template).
The project will be a joint collaboration with Prof. Klaus Müllen (University of Cologne & Max-Planck-Institute for Polymer Research in Mainz).
 M. Pfeiffer, B.V. Senkovskiy, D. Haberer, F.R. Fischer, F. Yang, K. Meerholz, Y. Ando, A. Grüneis, K. Lindfors, 2D Mater 5, 045006 (2018).
 M. Pfeiffer, B.V. Senkovskiy, D. Haberer, F.R. Fischer, F. Yang, K. Meerholz, Y. Ando, A. Grüneis, K. Lindfors, Nano Lett. 18, 7038 (2018).
 B.V. Senkovskiy, M. Pfeiffer, S.K. Alavi, A. Bliesener, J. Zhu, S. Michel, A.V. Fedorov, R. German, D. Hertel, D. Haberer, L. Petaccia, F.R. Fischer, K. Meerholz, P.H.M. Loosdrecht, K. Lindfors, A. Grüneis, Nano Lett. 17, 4029 (2017).