Molecular Nanoscience at Interfaces
Our research focuses on the development of atomically precise nanoscale systems at tailored interfaces. Major goals are the characterization and control of single-molecule processes, the engineering of supramolecular and covalent architectures, and the formation of novel hybrid materials. To this end, we employ surface-catalysed reaction schemes and surface science analysis techniques, including bond-resolved scanning probe microscopy and spectroscopy. Particular emphasis is put on metal-organic complexes and networks in view of their ample potential for applications in heterogeneous catalysis and sensing.
5 relevant catalysis publications:
Polycyclic aromatic chains on metals and insulating layers by repetitive [3+2] cycloadditions, A. Riss, M. Richter, A. Pérez Paz, X.-Y. Wang, R. Raju, Y. He, J. Ducke, E. Corral, M. Wuttke, K. Seufert, M. Garnica, A. Rubio, J. V. Barth, A. Narita, K. Müllen, R. Berger, X. Feng, C.-A. Palma, W. Auwärter, Nat. Commun. 2020, 11, 1490.
On-Surface Synthesis of Nonmetal Porphyrins, A. Baklanov, M. Garnica, A. Robert, M.-L. Bocquet, K. Seufert, J. T. Küchle, P. T. P. Ryan, F. Haag, R. Kakavandi, F. Allegretti, W. Auwärter, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2020, 142, 1871–1881.
Layered Insulator/Molecule/Metal Heterostructures with Molecular Functionality through Porphyrin Intercalation, J. Ducke, A. Riss, A. Pérez Paz, K. Seufert, M. Schwarz, M. Garnica, A. Rubio, W. Auwärter, ACS Nano 2018, 12, 2677–2684.