Unravelling the architecture vs. function relationship in graphene- and molecule-based supramolecular materials for (nano)electronics.


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01/08/2014 Prof. Paolo Samorì has been elected as a member of the Academia Europaea.

25/06/2014 Prof. Paolo Samorì has been elected as a fellow of the European Academy of Sciences (EURASC).

 23/06/2014 Dr. Emanuele Orgiu successfully defends his HDR exam.

19/06/2014 Mirella El Gemayel receives her PhD after successfully defending her thesis.

13/06/2014 Thomas Mosciatti wins the best poster award at the ICOE 2014 conference in Modena!

13/05/2014 Dr. Songlin Li joins the group as a Postdoc.

01/05/2014 Dr. Sara Bonacchi starts her Marie Curie IEF project entitled GALACTIC!

16/04/2014 Chiara Musumeci receives her PhD after successfully defending her thesis.

01/04/2014 Dr. Lili Hou joins the group as a Postdoc. 

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Latest Publications

Photoswitching Azobenzene Derivatives in Single Molecule Junctions: A Theoretical Insight into the I/V Characteristics. S. Osella, P. Samorì, J. Cornil, J. Phys. Chem. C, 2014, 118, 18721–18729. Link to article.

Isothermal Titration Calorimetry Study of a Bistable Supramolecular System: Reversible Complexation of Cryptand[2.2.2] with Potassium Ions. M. G. del Rosso, A. Ciesielski, S. Colella, J. M. Harrowfield, P. Samorì, ChemPhysChem, 2014, in press. 

Harnessing the Liquid-Phase Exfoliation of Graphene using Aliphatic Compounds: A Supramolecular Approach. A. Ciesielski, S. Haar, M. El Gemayel, H. Yang, J. Clough, G. Melinte, M. Gobbi, E. Orgiu, M. V. Nardi, G. Ligorio, V. Palermo, N. Koch, O. Ersen, C. Casiraghi, P. Samorì, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2014, in press. CNRS press release.

Molecular tectonics based nanopatterning of interfaces with 2D metal–organic frameworks (MOFs). M. El Garah, A. Ciesielski, N. Maret, V. Bulach, M. W. Hosseini, P. Samorì, Chem. Commun., 2014, in press.

Light-induced reversible modification of the work function of a new perfluorinated biphenyl azobenzene chemisorbed on Au (111). A. Merari Masillamani, S. Osella, A. Liscio, O. Fenwick, F. Reinders, M. Mayor, V. Palermo, J. Cornil, P. Samorì, Nanoscale, 2014, 6, 89698977. Link to article. 

Enhancing the Charge Transport in Solution-Processed Perylene Di-imide Transistors via Thermal Annealing of Metastable Disordered Films. L. Ferlauto, F. Liscio, E. Orgiu, N. Masciocchi, A. Guagliardi, F. Biscarini, P. Samorì, S. Milita, Adv. Funct. Mater., 2014, in press. 

Leveraging the Ambipolar Transport in Polymeric Field-Effect Transistors via Blending with Liquid-Phase Exfoliated Graphene. M. El Gemayel, S. Haar, F. Liscio, A. Schlierf, G. Melinte, S. Milita, O. Ersen, A. Ciesielski, V. Palermo, P. Samorì, Adv. Mater.2014, 26, 48144819. Link to article. 

Electronic characterization of supramolecular materials at the nanoscale by Conductive Atomic Force and Kelvin Probe Force Microscopies. C. Musumeci, A. Liscio, V. Palermo, P. Samorì, Mater. Today, 2014in press.

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A. Liscio, M. Bonini, E. Treossi, E. Orgiu, F. Dötz, M. Kastler, V. Palermo, and P. Samorì, "Improving charge transport in poly(3-hexylthiophene) transistors via blending with an alkyl substituted phenylene-thiophene-thiophene-phenylene molecule", Journal of Polymer Science: Polymer Physics 2012, DOI: 10.1002/polb.23044. link to article.