Publications 2019


Zeolite-templated carbon as a stable, high power magnesium-ion cathode material

RJ C. Dubey, T. Colijn, M. Aebli, E.E. Hanson, R. Widmer, K.V. Kravchyk, M.V. Kovalenko & N.P. Stadie

ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 11 (43), 39902-39909 (2019). DOI: 10.1021/acsami.9b11968


The Structure of Sub‐nm Platinum Clusters at Elevated Temperatures

T. R. Henninen, M. Bon, F. Wang, D. Passerone, R. Erni

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 59 (2), 839 - 845 (2019). DOI: 10.1002/anie.201911068


Template-Assisted in Situ Synthesis of Ag@Au Bimetallic Nanostructures Employing LiquidPhase Transmission Electron Microscopy

N. Ahmad, M. Bon, D. Passerone, R. Erni

ACS Nano 13 (11), 13333-13342 (2019). DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.9b06614



Optimized Substrates and Measurement Approaches for Raman Spectroscopy of Graphene Nanoribbons

J. Overbeck, G. Borin Barin, C. Daniels, M. Perrin, L. Liang, O. Braun, R. Darawish, B. Burkhardt, T. Dumslaff, X.-Y. Wang, A. Narita, K. Müllen, V. Meunier, R. Fasel, M. Calame, P. Ruffieux

Physica Status Solidi B 256, 1900343 (2019). DOI: 10.1002/pssb.201900343


Phase separation in the vicinity of Fermi surface hot spots

T. Jaouen, B. Hildebrand, M.-L. Mottas, M. Di Giovannantonio, P. Ruffieux, M. Rumo, C. W. Nicholson, E. Razzoli, C. Barreteau, A. Ubaldini, E. Giannini, F. Vanini, H. Beck, C. Monney, and P. Aebi

Phys. Rev. B 100, 075152 (2019). DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.100.075152


A universal length-dependent vibrational mode in graphene nanoribbons

J. Overbeck, G. Borin Barin, C. Daniels, M.L. Perrin, O. Braun, Q. Sun, R. Darawish, M. De Luca, X.-Y. Wang, T. Dumslaff, A. Narita, K. Müllen, P. Ruffieux, V. Meunier, R. Fasel, M. Calame

ACS Nano 13 (11), 13083-13091 (2019). DOI:10.1021/acsnano.9b05817


On-surface synthesis of polyazulene with 2,6-connectivity

Q. Sun, I.C. Hou, K. Eimre, C.A. Pignedoli, P. Ruffieux, A. Narita, R. Fasel

Chem. Commun. 55, 13466-13469 (2019). DOI: 10.1039/C9CC07168G


The reaction mechanism of the azide–alkyne Huisgen cycloaddition

M. Danese, M. Bon, G.M. Piccini and D. Passerone

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 21, 19281-19287 (2019). DOI: 10.1039/C9CP02386K


Reliability of two embedded atom models for the description of Ag@Au nanoalloys

M. Bon, N. Ahmad, R. Erni, and  D. Passerone

J. Chem. Phys. 151, 064105 (2019). DOI: 10.1063/1.5107495


Band gap of atomically precise graphene nanoribbons as a function of ribbon length and termination

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

ChemPhysChem 20, 2348-2353 (2019). DOI: 10.1002/cphc.201900313


On-surface synthesis and characterization of individual polyacetylene chains

S. Wang, Q. Sun, O. Gröning, R. Widmer, C. A. Pignedoli, L. Cai, X. Yu, B. Yuan, C. Li, H. Ju, J. Zhu, P. Ruffieux, R. Fasel & W. Xu

Nat. Chem. 11, 924-930, (2019). DOI: 10.1038/s41557-019-0316-8


Negatively-curved warped nanographene self-assembled on metal surfaces

J. I. Urgel, M. Di Giovannantonio, Y. Segawa, P. Ruffieux, L. T. Scott, C. A. Pignedoli, K. Itami, R. Fasel

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 141 (33), 13158−13164 (2019). DOI: 10.1021/jacs.9b05501


On-surface synthesis of antiaromatic and open-shell indeno[2,1-b]fluorene polymers and their lateral fusion into porous ribbons

M. Di Giovannantonio, K. Eimre; A. V. Yakutovich, Q. Chen, S. Mishra, J. I. Urgel, C. A. Pignedoli, P. Ruffieux, K. Müllen, A. Narita, R. Fasel

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 141 (31), 12346-12354 (2019). DOI: 10.1021/jacs.9b05335


Open-shell Non-benzenoid Nanographenes Containing Two Pairs of Pentagonal and Heptagonal Rings

J. Liu, S. Mishra, C. Pignedoli, D. Passerone, J. I. Urgel, A. Fabrizio, T. Lohr, J. Ma, H. Komber, M. Baumgarten , C. Corminboeuf, R. Berger, P. Ruffieux, K. Müllen, R. Fasel, X. Feng

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 141, 12011-12020 (2019). DOI: 10.1021/jacs.9b04718


Combinatorial design of molecular seeds for chirality-controlled synthesis of single-walled carbon nanotubes

J. Tomada, T. Dienel, F. Hampel, R. Fasel, K. Amsharov

Nat. Commun. 10, 3278 (2019). DOI: 10.1038/s41467-019-11192-y


Electronic Structure of Atomically Precise Graphene Nanoribbons

L. Talirz, C.A. Pigendoli

In: Andreoni W., Yip S. (eds) Handbook of Materials Modeling. Springer, Cham (2019), DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-50257-1_41-1


Stability Matters: Synthesis and Characterization of Degradation Resistant Cu@CuPd Nanowire Catalysts for the Efficient Production of Formate and CO from CO2

Y. Hou, R. Erni, R. Widmer, M. Rahaman, H. Guo, R. Fasel, P. Moreno-García, Y. Zhang, P. Broekmann

ChemElectroChem 6, 3189 - 3198, (2019). DOI: 10.1002/celc.201900752


On‐surface Synthesis and Characterization of Acene‐based Nanoribbons Incorporating Four‐membered Rings

C. Sanchez-Sanchez, T. Dienel, A. Nicolai, N. Kharche, L. Liang, C. Daniels, V. Meunier, J. Liu, X. Feng, K. Müllen, J. R. Sanchez-Valencia, O. Gröning, P. Ruffieux, R. Fasel

Chem. Eur. J. 25, 12074-12082 (2019). DOI: 10.1002/chem.201901410


Synthesis and Characterization of π-Extended Triangulene

S. Mishra, D. Beyer, K. Eimre, J. Liu, R. Berger, O. Gröning, C. A. Pignedoli, K. Müllen, R. Fasel, X. Feng, P. Ruffieux

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 141 (27), 10621-10625 (2019). DOI: 10.1021/jacs.9b05319


Copper sulfide nanoparticles as high-performance cathode materials for Mg-ion batteries

K. V. Kravchyk, R. Widmer, R. Erni, R. J.-C. Dubey, F. Krumeich, M. V. Kovalenko, M. I. Bodnarchuk

Sci. Rep. 9 (1), 7988 (8pp.), 2019, DOI: 10.1038/s41598-019-43639-z


Overcoming steric hindrance in aryl-aryl homocoupling via on-surface copolymerization

 J.I. Urgel, M. Di Giovannantonio, G. Gandus, Q. Chen, X. Liu, H. Hayashi, P. Ruffieux, S. Decurtins, A. Narita, D. Passerone, H. Yamada, S. Liu, K. Müllen, C.A. Pignedoli, R. Fasel

ChemPhysChem 20, 2360 - 2366, (2019), DOI: 10.1002/cphc.201900283


A BaTiO3-Based Electro-Optic Pockels Modulator Monolithically Integrated on an Advanced Silicon Photonics Platform

F. Eltes , C. Mai, D. Caimi, M. Kroh , Y. Popoff, G. Winzer, D. Petousi, S. Lischke, J. E. Ortmann, L. Czornomaz, L. Zimmermann, J. Fompeyrine, and S. Abel

J. Lightwave Technol. 37 (5), 1456-1462 (2019), DOI: 10.1109/JLT.2019.2893500


On-Surface Synthesis of a Non-Planar Porous Nanographene

K. Xu, J.I. Urgel, K. Eimre, M. Di Giovannantonio, A. Keerthi, H. Komber, S. Wang, A. Narita, R. Berger, P. Ruffieux, C. A. Pignedoli, J. Liu, K. Müllen, R. Fasel, X. Feng

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 141 (19), 7726–7730 (2019), DOI: 10.1021/jacs.9b03554


Structure and properties of edge dislocations in BiFeO3

P. Agrawal, M. Campanini, A. Rappe, S. Liu, V. Grillo, C. Hébert, R. Erni, D. Passerone and M.D. Rossell

Phys. Rev. Mater. 3, 034410 (2019), DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevMaterials.3.034410


Nanoprinted Quantum Dot–Graphene Photodetectors

M. J. Grotevent, C. U. Hail, S. Yakunin, D. N. Dirin, K. Thodkar, G. Borin Barin, P. Guyot-Sionnest, M. Calame, D. Poulikakos, M. V. Kovalenko, and I. Shorubalko

Adv. Optical Mater. 2019, 190001(2019), DOI: 10.1002/adom.201900019


Surface-synthesized graphene nanoribbons for room-temperature switching devices: substrate transfer and ex-situ characterization

G. Borin Barin, A. Fairbrother, L. Rotach, M. Bayle, M. Paillet, L. Liang, V. Meunier, R. Hauert, T. Dumslaff, A. Narita, K. Müllen, H. Sahabudeen, R. Berger, X. Feng, R. Fasel, and P. Ruffieux

ACS Appl. Nano Mater. 2 (4), 2184-2192, (2019), DOI: 10.1021/acsanm.9b00151


On-surface light-induced generation of higher acenes and elucidation of their open-shell character

 J. I. Urgel, S. Mishra, H. Hayashi, J. Wilhelm, C. A. Pignedoli, M. Di Giovannantonio, R. Widmer, M. Yamashita, N. Hieda, P. Ruffieux, H. Yamada and R. Fasel

Nature Commun. 10, 861 (2019). DOI: 10.1038/s41467-019-08650-y


Overcoming the High-Voltage Limitations of Li-Ion Batteries Using a Titanium Nitride Current Collector

S. Wang, K.V. Kravchyk, A.N. Filippin, R. Widmer, A.N. Tiwari, S. Buecheler, M.I. Bodnarchuk, and M.V. Kovalenko

ACS Appl. Energy Mater. 2 (2), 974-978 (2019), DOI: 10.1021/acsaem.8b01771

Graphene Nanoribbons Derived From Zigzag Edge-Encased Poly(para-2,9-dibenzo[bc,kl]coronenylene) Polymer Chains

D. Beyer, S. Wang, J. Melidonie, C. A. Pignedoli, P. Ruffieux, R. Berger, K. Müllen, R. Fasel, X. Feng

J. Am. Chem. Soc., 141 (7), 2843–2846 (2019), DOI: 10.1021/jacs.8b10407


Rationalizing and Controlling the Surface Structure and Electronic Passivation of Cesium Lead Halide Nanocrystals

M. I. Bodnarchuk, S. C. Boehme, S. ten Brinck, C. Bernasconi, Y. Shynkarenko, F. Krieg, R. Widmer, B. Aeschlimann, D. Günther, M.V. Kovalenko and I. Infante

ACS Energy Lett. 4 (1), 63-74 (2019), DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.8b01669


On-surface Hydrogen-induced Covalent Coupling of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons via a Super-hydrogenated Intermediate

C. Sánchez-Sánchez, J.I. Martinez, N. Ruiz del Arbol, P. Ruffieux, R. Fasel, M.F. López, P. L de Andres, and J.Á. Martín-Gago

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 141 (8), 3550–3557 (2019), DOI: 10.1021/jacs.8b12239

Structure-dependent electrical properties of graphene nanoribbon devices with graphene electrodes

L. Martini, Z. Chen, N. Mishra, G. Borin Barin, P. Fantuzzi, P. Ruffieux, R. Fasel, X. Feng, A. Narita, C. Coletti, K. Müllen, A. Candini

Carbon 146, 36-43, (2019), DOI: 10.1016/j.carbon.2019.01.071


Arsenic-induced faceted lateral nanoprisms array on Si (1 0 3) surface

X.-J. Wang, D. Scopece, J.-Z. Wang, Y. Fujikawa, C.-L. Huang, T. Sakurai, G. Chen

Appl. Surf. Sci. 463, 713-720 (2019), DOI:10.1016/j.apsusc.2018.08.255


Detachment Dynamics of Graphene Nanoribbons on Gold

L. Gigli, S. Kawai, R. Guerra, N. Manini, R. Pawlak, X. Feng, K. Müllen, P. Ruffieux, R. Fasel, E. Tosatti, E. Meyer, and A. Vanossi

ACS Nano, 13 (1), 689–697 (2019), DOI:10.1021/acsnano.8b07894