Publications 2016


Water Formation for the Metalation of Porphyrin Molecules on Oxidized Cu(111)

A. Verdini, P. Shinde, G. L. Montanari, S. T. Suran- Brunelli, M. Caputo, G. Di Santo, C. A. Pignedoli, L. Floreano, D. Passerone, A. Goldoni 

Chem. Eur. J.  22, 14672 (2016) DOI: 10.1002/chem.201602105


Building block analysis of 2D amorphous networks reveals medium range correlation

C. Büchner, L. Liu, S. Stuckenholz, K. M. Burson, L. Lichtenstein, M. Heyde, H.-J. Gao, H.-J. Freund

Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids 435, 40 (2016) DOI: 10.1016/j.jnoncrysol.2015.12.020


Origin of distinct hydrogen absorption behavior of Zr2Pd and ZrPd2

J. Ning, X. Zhang, J. Qin, L. Wang, D. Passerone, M. Ma, R. Liu

International journal of hydrogen energy.  4 1, 1736 (2016) DOI: 10.1016/j.ijhydene.2015.10.064


Strain-driven oxygen deficiency in multiferroic SrMnO3 thin films

P. Agrawal, J. Guo, P. Yu, C. Hebert, D. Passerone, R. Erni, and M. D. Rossell

Phys. Rev B 94, 104101 (2016) DOI:10.1103/PhysRevB.94.104101


Purely Armchair or Partially Chiral: Non-Contact Atomic Force Microscope Characterization

of Dibromo-Bianthryl-Based Graphene Nanoribbons Grown on Cu(111)

C. Sánchez-Sánchez, T. Dienel, O. Deniz, P. Ruffieux, R. Berger, X. Feng, K. Müllen, R. Fasel

ACS Nano 10, 8006 (2016) DOI:10.1021/acsnano.6b04025


Building Pentagons into Graphenic Structures by On-Surface Polymerization and

Aromatic Cyclodehydrogenation of Phenyl-Substituted Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons

J. Liu, T. Dienel, J. Liu, O. Groening, J. Cai, X. Feng, K. Müllen, P. Ruffieux, R. Fasel

J. Phys. Chem. C 120, 17588 (2016) DOI:10.1021/acs.jpcc.6b05495


Switching stiction and adhesion of a liquid on a solid

S. F. L. Mertens, A. Hemmi, S. Muff, O. Gröning, S. De Feyter, J. Osterwalder, T. Greber

Nature 534, 676 (2016) DOI:10.1038/nature18275


Insight into structural phase transitions from the decoupled anharmonic mode approximation

D. J. Adams, D. Passerone

J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 28, 305401 (2016) DOI:10.1088/0953-8984/28/30/305401


Bottom-Up Synthesis of Metalated Carbyne

Q. Sun, L. Cai, S. Wang, R. Widmer, H. Ju, J. Zhu, L. Li, Y. He, P. Ruffieux, R. Fasel, W Xu

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 138,1106 (2016) DOI: 10.1021/jacs.5b10725


Giant edge state splitting at atomically precise graphene zigzag edges

S. Wang, L. Talirz, C. A. Pignedoli, X. Feng, K. Müllen, R. Fasel, P. Ruffieux

Nature Communications 7, 11507 (2016) DOI:10.1038/ncomms11507


Interaction of oxygen with the (111) surface of NaAu2

E. J. Kwolek, R. Widmer, O. Gröning, O. Deniz, H. Walen, C. D. Yuen, W. Huang, D. L. Schlagel, M. Wallingford, C.R. Brundle, P. A. Thiel

Surface Science  650, 167–176 (2016) DOI: doi:10.1016/j.susc.2015.12.015

Growth Assisted by Glancing Angle Deposition: A New Technique to Fabricate Highly Porous Anisotropic Thin Films

J. R. Sanchez-Valencia, R. Longtin, M. D. Rossell, P. Gröning 

ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces  8 ,  8686 (2016) DOI: 10.1021/acsami.6b00232


Optical transition energies of isolated molecular monomers and weakly interacting two-dimensional aggregates

R. Forker, T. Dienel, A. Krause, M. Gruenewald, M. Meissner, T. Kirchhuebel, O. Gröning,  T. Fritz 

Phys. Rev. B 93, 165426 (2016) DOI:10.1103/PhysRevB.93.165426


On-surface synthesis of graphene nanoribbons with zigzag edge topology

P. Ruffieux, S. Wang, B. Yang, C. Sánchez-Sánchez, J. Liu, T. Dienel, L. Talirz, P. Shinde, C. A. Pignedoli, D. Passerone, T. Dumslaff, X. Feng, K. Müllen, R. Fasel

Nature 531, 489 (2016) DOI: 10.1038/nature17151


Superlubricity of graphene nanoribbons on gold surfaces

S. Kawai, A. Benassi, E. Gnecco, H. Söde, R. Pawlak, X. Feng, K. Müllen, D. Passerone, C. A. Pignedoli, P. Ruffieux, R. Fasel, E. Meyer

Science 351, 957 (2016) DOI: 10.1126/science.aad3569 


Silicon etch with chromium ions generated by a filtered or non-filtered cathodic arc discharge

D. Scopece, M. Döbeli, D. Passerone, X. Maeder, A. Neels, B. Widrig, A. Dommann, U. Müller, J. Ramm

Sci. Technol. Adv. Mater. 17, 20 (2016) DOI: 10.1080/14686996.2016.1140308


Tunable Band Alignment with Unperturbed Carrier Mobility of On-Surface Synthesized Organic Semiconducting Wires

A.Basagni, G.Vasseur, C. A. Pignedoli, M. Vilas-Varela, D. Peña, L. Nicolas, L. Vitali, J. Lobo-Checa, D. G. de Oteyza, F. Sedona, M. Casarin, J. Enrique Ortega, M. Sambi

ACS Nano 10, 2644 (2016) DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.5b07683


On-Surface Synthesis of Atomically Precise Graphene Nanoribbons

L. Talirz, P. Ruffieux, R. Fasel

Adv. Mater. 28, 6222 (2016) DOI: 10.1002/adma.201505738



Microscopic origin of chiral shape induction in achiral crystals

W. Xiao, K.-H. Ernst, K. Palotas, Y. Zhang, E. Bruyer, L. Peng, T. Greber, W. A. Hofer, L. T. Scott, R. Fasel

Nature Chemistry 8, 326 (2016) DOI: 10.1038/nchem.2449


Synthesis of Atomically Precise Graphene-Based Nanostructures: A Simulation Point of View

L. Talirz, P. Shinde, D. Passerone and C.A. Pignedoli

In On-Surface Synthesis

Proceedings of the International Workshop On-Surface Synthesis,

École des Houches, Les Houches 25–30 May 2014

p.237, Springer 2016 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-26600-8