Functional materials; Microfluidics; Self-assembly; Materials science
Kotz Frederik, Risch Patrick, Arnold Karl, Sevim Semih, Puigmartí-Luis Josep, Quick Alexander, Thiel Michael, Hrynevich Andrei, Dalton Paul D., Helmer Dorothea, Rapp Bastian E. (2019), Fabrication of arbitrary three-dimensional suspended hollow microstructures in transparent fused silica glass, in Nature Communications
, 10(1), 1439-1439.
Sevim Semih, Franco Carlos, Liu Hongjun, Roussel Hervé, Rapenne Laetitia, Rubio-Zuazo Juan, Chen Xiang-Zhong, Pané Salvador, Muñoz-Rojas David, deMello Andrew J., Puigmartí-Luis Josep (2019), In-Flow MOF Lithography, in Advanced Materials Technologies
Gonidec Mathieu, Puigmartí-Luis Josep (2019), Continuous- versus Segmented-Flow Microfluidic Synthesis in Materials Science, in Crystals
, 9(1), 12-12.
Pané Salvador, Puigmartí-Luis Josep, Bergeles Christos, Chen Xiang-Zhong, Pellicer Eva, Sort Jordi, Počepcová Vanda, Ferreira Antoine, Nelson Bradley J. (2018), Imaging Technologies for Biomedical Micro- and Nanoswimmers, in Advanced Materials Technologies
Sevim Semih, Sorrenti Alessandro, Franco Carlos, Furukawa Shiuhei, Pane Salvador, deMello Andrew J., Puigmarti-Luis Josep (2018), Self-assembled materials and supramolecular chemistry within microfluidic conditions: from common thermodynamic states to non-equilibrium structures', in Chemical Society Reviews
, 47, 3788-3803.
Perez del Pino Angel, Gonzalez-Campo Arantzazu, et al, Puigmarti-Luis Josep (2018), Synthesis of graphene-based photocatalysts for water splitting by laser-induced doping with ionic liquids, in Carbon
, 130, 48-58.
Abrishamkar Afshin, Rodríguez-San-Miguel David, Rodríguez Navarro Jorge Andrés, (2017), Microfluidic-based synthesis of covalent organic frameworks (COFs): a tool for continuous production of COF fibers and direct printing on a surface, in J. Vis. Exp.
Abrishamkar Afshin, Mas-Ballesté Ruben, deMello Andrew, Puigmarti-Luis Josep (2017), Synthesis of crystalline materials using microfluidic devices: from isolation of out-ofequilibrium crystal structures to direct printing of conformal fibres of crystalline materials on surfaces, in Proc. of the μTAS conference
, MicroTAS, Savannah, Georgia (USA).
David Rodrıguez-San-Miguel, Afshin Abrishamkar, Jorge A. R. Navarro, Romen Rodriguez-Trujillo, David B. Amabilino, Ruben Mas-Balleste, Felix Zamora, Josep Puigmartı-Luis (2016), Crystalline fibres of a covalent organic framework through bottom-up microfluidic synthesis, in Chemical Communications
M. Rubio-Martínez, I. Imaz, N. Domingo, A. Abrishamkar, T. Sotto Mayor, R. M. Rossi, C. Carbonell, A. J. deMello, D. B. Amabilino, D. Maspoch, J. Puigmartí-Luis (2016), Freezing the non-classical crystal growth of a coordination polymer using controlled dynamic gradients, in Advanced Materials
Afshin Abrishamkar, Markos Paradinas, Elena Bailo, Romen Rodriguez-Trujillo, Raphael Pfattner, René M. Rossi, Carmen Ocal, Andrew J. deMello, David B. Amabilino, Josep Puigmartí-Luis (2016), 'Microfluidic pneumatic cages: a novel approach for in-chip crystal trapping, manipulation and controlled chemical treatment, in Journal of Visualized Experiments
Nano- and micro-sized materials with functions determined at the molecular level require an effective and well-defined pattern to assemble in order to potentially improve their performance. A clear example of this is nature, which creates and exploits hierarchically organized structures with functions of remarkable complexity by mastering the self-assembly of individual molecular building blocks. In this context, conventional bottom-up approaches performed in standard laboratory conditions have shown great potential, e.g. the controlled optimization of building-blocks assembly has been demonstrated by monitoring external experimental conditions such as temperature, solvent, and/or concentration. Nevertheless, these common laboratory approaches have proven insufficient for a rapid integration of molecular components with specific functions into devices, hence limiting their upscaling and broad applicability. On the other hand, top-down approaches are also employed to organize molecules at the nanoscale for specific functions. For example, Scanning Probe Microscopes (SPMs) have shown high potential for molecular positioning on surfaces; however some hurdles such as multiple non-continuous processing and limited prototyping for scalable and reliable device fabrication must be overcome with these technologies. Herein, we aim to employ microfluidic technologies, and the unconventional fluidic dynamics at this scale, to tune self-assembly processes and to overcome common integration problems into surfaces.