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Feb. 02, 2023: Our collaborative study (including FAU, SUSTech Shenzhen and INAM Forchheim) on “C8‐BTBT‐C8 Thin‐Film Transistors Based on Micro‐Contact Printed PEDOT:PSS/MWCNT Electrodes” has been published in Advanced Electronic Materials (open access). Published article via http://doi.org/10.1002/aelm.202201233 .
Jan. 28, 2023: Congratulations to Tim Hawly, who passed the oral exam for his dissertation entitled „Spectromicroscopic insights into the formation of functional organic thin films“. Tim has recently joined ZEISS SMT in Oberkochen, Germany. Good luck for your professional career!
Oct. 24, 2022: Our NEXAFS study on field-induced polaronic states has been published in Appl. Phys. Lett. 121 (2022) 183503 (pdf). Taking advantage of BTBT-based self-assembled monolayers, we could optimize the probing volume to observe small modifications in the C 1s NEXAFS spectra that we could assign to localized charges within the film. Energetic levels, polarization and field dependend intensity variations give some hint of polaronic states. We thank all our collaborators, HZB and funding agencies.
Oct. 10, 2022: Cultural heritage activities revisited – our fourth collaborative Paper on the 3D structure of Zwischgold, a medieval nanomaterial, is published in Nanoscale (Q. Wu, et al.: “A modern look at a medieval bilayer metal leaf: nanotomography of Zwischgold”, Nanoscale (2022). (pdf) (PSI press release))
April 1, 2022: Dr. Andreas Späth left the group to join INAM Forchheim. We wish him successful start into his new job!
March 30, 2022: Next study in 2D extended crystalline organic films has been published in ACS Appl. Mat. Interf. (pdf)
Dec. 17, 2021: Sabrina Pechmann successfully defended her thesis and became group leader at INAM Forchheim. Congratulations!
Oct. 5, 2021: Our study on 2D crystalline DH6T monolayers prepared on water has been accepted for publication in Soft Matter (DOI: 10.1039/D1SM01072G)
Oct. 4, 2021: Zarah Hussain has submitted her bachelor’s thesis on the wetting behaviour of keratin films
April 18, 2021: Our research on the Pazyrik carpet made it into the sunday edition of the NZZ (New Zurich Newspaper).
April 2, 2021: Our manuscript “Tailored solution-based N-heterotriangulene thin films: Unravelling the self-assembly” was accepted for publication in ChemPhysChem
Nov. 09,2020: Paper on world record in soft x-ray microspectroscopy published in Optica (Impact factor: 9.77) – check the manuscript here. Thank you to former group member Benedikt Rösner and all collaborators !
June 5, 2019: We are happy to obtain funding for our new research project entitled “Soft x-ray Laminography for spectroscopic 3D imaging”. Funding comes from the BMBF (project number 05K19WE2)
March 2, 2019: Benedikt Wolz joins the group for his master thesis on “Fragmentation of XBID precursor molecules”.
June 25, 2018: Congratulations to Markus Meyer for his successful PhD defense. His dissertation entitled “Using complementary nanoprobes to investigate soft matter composites” reports on STXM, TEM and x-ray scattering studies on various polymer-based materials from bulk-heterojunction solar cells to biodegradable PLA-based polymers. Markus will join the detector group at the Paul Scherrer Institute (Switzerland) starting Aug. 2, 2018.
Jan. 1, 2018: DFG supports Andreas Späths proposal on “X-ray beam induced deposition (XBID)” for three years. Congratulations to Andreas!
June 1, 2017: Joshua has started his Master thesis. He will work on the deconvolution of high-resolution STXM data.
May 9, 2017: Congratulations to Xiaoyan for her excellent PhD examination with overall grade “magna cum laude”. With her thesis entitled “Spectromicroscopic Insights into the Morphology and Interfaces of Operational Organic Electronic Devices”, she has been awarded the title Dr. rer. nat. With the financial support of GRK starting grant, Xiaoyan will continue as PostDoc within GRK and apply for her own research project. We wish her great success with this application to continue her academic career.
Mar 8, 2017: Finally, our manuscript entitled
"Crystallization of sensitizers controls morphology and performance in Si-/C-PCPDTBT-sensitized P3HT: ICBA ternary blends" (X. Du et al.)
was accepted for publication in Macromolecules. We would like to thank all collaborators for their contributions in this highly interdisciplinary study. Well done!
Last changes: Feb. 03, 2023