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Understanding and controlling supramolecular network formation (CONE)

English title Understanding and controlling supramolecular network formation (CONE)
Applicant Fasel Roman
Number 120130
Funding scheme Project funding (Div. I-III)
Research institution EMPA Thun
Institution of higher education Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology - EMPA
Main discipline Condensed Matter Physics
Start/End 01.05.2009 - 31.10.2012
Approved amount 490'725.00
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Discipline
Condensed Matter Physics
Physical Chemistry

Keywords (11)

molecular adsorption; self-assembly and self-organisation; hydrogen-bonding; supramolecular nanostructures; structural characterisation; electronic properties; Molecular conformation; Surface structure; Molecular electronics; X-ray Photoelectron Diffraction; Scanning Tunneling Microscopy and Spectroscopy

Lay Summary (English)

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Lay summary
Self-organized nanostructures are considered to be a key research area of the next decade, with expected technological breakthroughs in a vast range of fields. The present project focuses on the self-assembly of surface-supported supramolecular networks by design, which first of all calls for a thorough understanding of the concerted interplay of various kinds of physical and chemical interactions. By investigating all aspects of supramolecular pattern formation using an extended library of diaminotriazine tectons, the first aim of this project is thus to establish a detailed understanding of the subtle balance of all involved interactions taking place in such assemblies. Since molecule-surface interactions play an important role on their own, and may even dominate over intermolecular interactions, a second aspect of the project will be to explore possibilities to guide the self-assembly over extended length scales by using nanostructured template surfaces exhibiting a periodically modulated molecule-surface interaction energy landscape. Furthermore, the issue of stability needed in potential technological applications will be tackled by the exploration of a radically new approach which aims at the formation of covalently bonded supramolecular networks by surface-assisted condensation reactions. In this strongly interdisciplinary field of research, we closely collaborate with synthetic chemists from the Max-Planck-Institute in Mainz and specialists in theory and modeling from the University of Liverpool, with the goal of ultimately achieving generally applicable principles of surface-supported supramolecular network fabrication and function.
Direct link to Lay Summary Last update: 21.02.2013

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Publications

Publication
Electronic Structure of Atomically Precise Graphene Nanoribbons
Ruffieux Pascal, Cai Jinming, Plumb Nicholas C., Patthey Luc, Prezzi Deborah, Ferretti Andrea, Molinari Elisa, Feng Xinliang, Muellen Klaus, Pignedoli Carlo A., Fasel Roman (2012), Electronic Structure of Atomically Precise Graphene Nanoribbons, in ACS NANO, 6(8), 6930-6935.
Interface-confined mixing and buried partial dislocations for Ag bilayer on Pt(111)
Ait-Mansour Kamel, Brune Harald, Passerone Daniele, Schmid Michael, Xiao Wende, Ruffieux Pascal, Buchsbaum Andreas, Varga Peter, Fasel Roman, Groning Oliver (2012), Interface-confined mixing and buried partial dislocations for Ag bilayer on Pt(111), in PHYSICAL REVIEW B, 86(8), 085404.
Intraribbon Heterojunction Formation in Ultranarrow Graphene Nanoribbons
Blankenburg Stephan, Cai Jinming, Ruffieux Pascal, Jaafar Rached, Passerone Daniele, Feng Xinliang, Muellen Klaus, Fasel Roman, Pignedoli Carlo A. (2012), Intraribbon Heterojunction Formation in Ultranarrow Graphene Nanoribbons, in ACS NANO, 6(3), 2020-2025.
Monitoring the formation of interface-confined mixture by photoelectron spectroscopy
Bendounan Azzedine, Braun Juergen, Minar Jan, Bornemann Sven, Fasel Roman, Groening Oliver, Fagot-Revurat Yannick, Kierren Bertrand, Malterre Daniel, Sirotti Fausto, Ebert Hubert (2012), Monitoring the formation of interface-confined mixture by photoelectron spectroscopy, in PHYSICAL REVIEW B, 85(24), 245403.
Stable ferromagnetism and doping-induced half-metallicity in asymmetric graphene nanoribbons
Adams Donat J., Groening Oliver, Pignedoli Carlo A., Ruffieux Pascal, Fasel Roman, Passerone Daniele (2012), Stable ferromagnetism and doping-induced half-metallicity in asymmetric graphene nanoribbons, in PHYSICAL REVIEW B, 85(24), 245405.
Complex Interplay and Hierarchy of Interactions in Two-Dimensional Supramolecular Assemblies
Canas-Ventura Marta E., Ait-Mansour Kamel, Ruffieux Pascal, Rieger Ralph, Muellen Klaus, Brune Harald, Fasel Roman (2011), Complex Interplay and Hierarchy of Interactions in Two-Dimensional Supramolecular Assemblies, in ACS NANO, 5(1), 457-469.
Evolution of the Rashba spin-orbit-split Shockley state on Ag/Pt(111)
Bendounan Azzedine, Ait-Mansour Kamel, Braun Juergen, Minar Jan, Bornemann Sven, Fasel Roman, Groening Oliver, Sirotti Fausto, Ebert Hubert (2011), Evolution of the Rashba spin-orbit-split Shockley state on Ag/Pt(111), in PHYSICAL REVIEW B, 83(19), 195427.
s-orbital continuum model accounting for the tip shape in simulated scanning tunneling microscope images
Gaspari Roberto, Blankenburg Stephan, Pignedoli Carlo A., Ruffieux Pascal, Treier Matthias, Fasel Roman, Passerone Daniele (2011), s-orbital continuum model accounting for the tip shape in simulated scanning tunneling microscope images, in PHYSICAL REVIEW B, 84(12), 125417.
Subphthalocyanine-based nanocrystals
Trelka Marta, Medina Anais, Ecija David, Urban Christian, Groening Oliver, Fasel Roman, Gallego Jose M., Claessens Christian G., Otero Roberto, Torres Tomas, Miranda Rodolfo (2011), Subphthalocyanine-based nanocrystals, in CHEMICAL COMMUNICATIONS, 47(36), 9986-9988.
Surface-assisted cyclodehydrogenation provides a synthetic route towards easily processable and chemically tailored nanographenes
Treier Matthias, Pignedoli Carlo Antonio, Laino Teodoro, Rieger Ralph, Muellen Klaus, Passerone Daniele, Fasel Roman (2011), Surface-assisted cyclodehydrogenation provides a synthetic route towards easily processable and chemically tailored nanographenes, in NATURE CHEMISTRY, 3(1), 61-67.
Surface-supported 2D heterotriangulene polymers
Bieri Marco, Blankenburg Stephan, Kivala Milan, Pignedoli Carlo A., Ruffieux Pascal, Muellen Klaus, Fasel Roman (2011), Surface-supported 2D heterotriangulene polymers, in CHEMICAL COMMUNICATIONS, 47(37), 10239-10241.
A simple approach for describing metal-supported cyclohexaphenylene dehydrogenation
Pignedoli C. A., Laino T., Treier M., Fasel R., Passerone D. (2010), A simple approach for describing metal-supported cyclohexaphenylene dehydrogenation, in EUROPEAN PHYSICAL JOURNAL B, 75(1), 65-70.
Atomically precise bottom-up fabrication of graphene nanoribbons
Cai Jinming, Ruffieux Pascal, Jaafar Rached, Bieri Marco, Braun Thomas, Blankenburg Stephan, Muoth Matthias, Seitsonen Ari P., Saleh Moussa, Feng Xinliang, Muellen Klaus, Fasel Roman (2010), Atomically precise bottom-up fabrication of graphene nanoribbons, in NATURE, 466(7305), 470-473.
Atomistic insight into the adsorption site selectivity of stepped Au(111) surfaces
Gaspari Roberto, Pignedoli Carlo A., Fasel Roman, Treier Matthias, Passerone Daniele (2010), Atomistic insight into the adsorption site selectivity of stepped Au(111) surfaces, in PHYSICAL REVIEW B, 82(4), 041408.
Chiral Biphenyldicarboxylic Acid Networks Stabilized by Hydrogen Bonding
Xiao W. D., Jiang Y. H., Aiet-Mansour K., Ruffieux P., Gao H-J, Fasel R. (2010), Chiral Biphenyldicarboxylic Acid Networks Stabilized by Hydrogen Bonding, in JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY C, 114(14), 6646-6649.
Porous Graphene as an Atmospheric Nanofilter
Blankenburg Stephan, Bieri Marco, Fasel Roman, Muellen Klaus, Pignedoli Carlo A., Passerone Daniele (2010), Porous Graphene as an Atmospheric Nanofilter, in SMALL, 6(20), 2266-2271.
The role of van der Waals interactions in surface-supported supramolecular networks
Nguyen Manh-Thuong, Pignedoli Carlo A., Treier Matthias, Fasel Roman, Passerone Daniele (2010), The role of van der Waals interactions in surface-supported supramolecular networks, in PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY CHEMICAL PHYSICS, 12(4), 992-999.
Two-Dimensional Polymer Formation on Surfaces: Insight into the Roles of Precursor Mobility and Reactivity
Bieri Marco, Nguyen Manh-Thuong, Groening Oliver, Cai Jinming, Treier Matthias, Ait-Mansour Kamel, Ruffieux Pascal, Pignedoli Carlo A., Passerone Daniele, Kastler Marcel, Muellen Klaus, Fasel Roman (2010), Two-Dimensional Polymer Formation on Surfaces: Insight into the Roles of Precursor Mobility and Reactivity, in JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 132(46), 16669-16676.
Hydrogen-Bonding Fingerprints in Electronic States of Two-Dimensional Supramolecular Assemblies
Gonzalez-Lakunza Nora, Canas-Ventura Marta E., Ruffieux Pascal, Rieger Ralph, Muellen Klaus, Fasel Roman, Arnau Andres (2009), Hydrogen-Bonding Fingerprints in Electronic States of Two-Dimensional Supramolecular Assemblies, in CHEMPHYSCHEM, 10(17), 2943-2946.
Strain-relief pattern as guide for the formation of surface-supported bimolecular nanoribbons
Ait-Mansour K., Canas-Ventura M. E., Ruffieux P., Jaafar R., Bieri M., Rieger R., Muellen K., Fasel R., Groening O. (2009), Strain-relief pattern as guide for the formation of surface-supported bimolecular nanoribbons, in APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS, 95(14), 143111.
Porous graphenes: two-dimensional polymer synthesis with atomic precision
Bieri Marco, Treier Matthias, Cai Jinming, Ait-Mansour Kamel, Ruffieux Pascal, Groening Oliver, Groening Pierangelo, Kastler Marcel, Rieger Ralph, Feng Xinliang, Muellen Klaus, Fasel Roman (2009), Porous graphenes: two-dimensional polymer synthesis with atomic precision, in CHEMICAL COMMUNICATIONS, (45), 6919-6921.
Interplay of covalent bonding and correlation effects at molecule-metal contacts
Schiessling J., Grigoriev A., Fasel R., Ahuja R., Bruhwiler P. A. (2009), Interplay of covalent bonding and correlation effects at molecule-metal contacts, in CHEMICAL PHYSICS LETTERS, 478(4-6), 191-194.
Stabilization of bimolecular islands on ultrathin NaCl films by a vicinal substrate
Canas-Ventura M. E., Xiao W., Ruffieux P., Rieger R., Muellen K., Brune H., Fasel R. (2009), Stabilization of bimolecular islands on ultrathin NaCl films by a vicinal substrate, in SURFACE SCIENCE, 603(15), 2294-2299.

Collaboration

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Types of collaboration
Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Modena Italy (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
School of Chemistry, University of St. Andrews Great Britain and Northern Ireland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
ETHZ Switzerland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research Germany (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
University of Zurich Switzerland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
Technical University of Vienna Austria (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
EPFL Switzerland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication

Associated projects

Number Title Start Funding scheme
121344 PEARL: A new bending-magnet endstation for state-of-the-art X-ray Photoelectron Diffraction combined with Scanning Tunneling Microscopy characterization at the Swiss Light Source 01.10.2009 R'EQUIP
143624 Surface synthesis of covalent organic nanomaterials (SUSY) 01.11.2012 Project funding (Div. I-III)
129372 GOSPEL: Graphene-Organic Supramolecular Functional Composites 01.06.2010 Project funding (special)
128756 State-of-the-art Surface Analytics for Use Inspired Materials Research 01.03.2011 R'EQUIP
128769 A New Rapid Prototyping Platform for Nanodevices 01.12.2010 R'EQUIP
128754 UP-IPAZIA: “UPgrade and full deployment of the Empa/Eawag computational cluster IPAZIA: towards an interdisciplinary on-site resource for computational sciences” 01.04.2010 R'EQUIP

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