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ORGANIC SOLID/SOLID WETTING


We developed a novel technique which we call Organic Solid/Solid Wetting Deposition (OSWD). It allows for growing monolayer of insoluble organic semiconductor molecules on substrates without the need for chemical modifications to achieve
solubility or deposition techniques requiring vacuum conditions. [more]


GRAPHENE DOPING VIA OSWD


Graphene is a one-atom thick carbon sheet with exceptional properties. Tuning the electronic structure of Graphene is important for the development of carbon based electronics. We develop graphene doping methods based on OSWD which work fully under ambient conditions. [more]


NANOFLUIDICS WITH ORGANIC SOLIDS


Temporal nanoconfinements of water between dispersed organic crystals and a substrate surface enables us to catalise OSWD reactions under ambient conditions for functionalizing surfaces. Applications are within the field of carbon-based electronics. [more]


LOW-DIMENSIONAL CRYSTAL ENGINEERING


We grow one-dimensional nanostructures and two-dimensional supramolecular crystals of organic semiconductors on substrates under ambient conditions directly from three-dimensional organic crystals. The approach is based on OSWD and does not require dissolving, melting or evaporating of the source crystals. [more]


PREBIOTIC CHEMISTRY


Following the bottom-up approach to the study of the origin of life we address the question of which environments are capable to induce self-assembly of probable primordial molecules. Our results on insoluble heterocyclic molecules show that a solution is not a general prerequisite for supramolecular self-assembly. [more]





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