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Project "SURFLINK" data sheet

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 Coordinator Country Germany [DE]
 Project website
 Total cost 1˙499˙994 €
 EC max contribution 1˙499˙994 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.1. (EXCELLENT SCIENCE - European Research Council (ERC))
 Code Call ERC-2014-STG
 Funding Scheme ERC-STG
 Starting year 2015
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2015-05-01   to  2021-04-30


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 Project objective

Inspired by the possibility to create artificial, three-dimensional covalent organic frameworks, the overall aim of this project is to construct novel two-dimensional (2D), covalently-linked, organic networks in a bottom-up approach on insulating surfaces. 2D materials have unique properties suitable for many scientific and technological applications including nano-electronic devices and sensors. On-surface synthesis of covalent structures is mainly limited to metal surfaces, as controlled growth procedures of molecules on insulators are often hindered by the weak, unspecific interaction with the substrate. We will establish suitable concepts for the covalent linking of molecules on insulators by balancing the molecule-molecule and molecule-surface interactions. That will greatly advance the atomic-scale understanding of molecular structures on insulators. Specially designed molecular building blocks doped with heteroatoms will be used to create functional 2D networks with tunable electronic properties and nanometer-sized pores. Novel concepts will be developed to achieve high quality structures with long-range order; one of the great challenges in all covalently-linked structures.

The SURFLINK project uses a surface science approach in ultra-high vacuum to understand the fundamental mechanisms and properties of covalently-linked networks at the atomic level. The covalent networks will be studied by high-resolution scanning probe microscopy and spectroscopy at the atomic-scale. We will determine the electronic properties of the novel nano-porous networks that can be tailored by their geometry. The functionalized pores included in the network will be studied with respect to their size and their prospects to adsorb guest molecules. The rational design of the networks proposed in the SURFLINK project has great potential for materials research and will ultimately result in the development of new materials with adjustable electronic properties.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2018 Christian Steiner, Zechao Yang, Bettina D. Gliemann, Ute Meinhardt, Martin Gurrath, Maximilian Ammon, Bernd Meyer, Milan Kivala, Sabine Maier
Binary supramolecular networks of bridged triphenylamines with different substituents and identical scaffolds
published pages: 11554-11557, ISSN: 1359-7345, DOI: 10.1039/c8cc04410d
Chemical Communications 54/82 2020-02-12
2018 Dominik Lungerich, Olena Papaianina, Mikhail Feofanov, Jia Liu, Mirunalini Devarajulu, Sergey I. Troyanov, Sabine Maier, Konstantin Amsharov
Dehydrative π-extension to nanographenes with zig-zag edges
published pages: , ISSN: 2041-1723, DOI: 10.1038/s41467-018-07095-z
Nature Communications 9/1 2020-02-12
2019 Xue Zhang, Na Xue, Chao Li, Na Li, Hao Wang, Nemanja Kocić, Sumit Beniwal, Krisztián Palotás, Ruoning Li, Qiang Xue, Sabine Maier, Shimin Hou, Yongfeng Wang
Coordination-Controlled C–C Coupling Products via ortho -Site C–H Activation
published pages: 1385-1393, ISSN: 1936-0851, DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.8b06885
ACS Nano 13(2) 2020-02-12
2019 Maximilian Ammon, Martin Haller, Shadi Sorayya, Sabine Maier
On‐Surface Synthesis of Porous Carbon Nanoribbons on Silver: Reaction Kinetics and the Influence of the Surface Structure
published pages: 2333-2339, ISSN: 1439-4235, DOI: 10.1002/cphc.201900347
ChemPhysChem 20/18 2020-02-12
2015 Christian Steiner, Bettina D. Gliemann, Ute Meinhardt, Martin Gurrath, Bernd Meyer, Milan Kivala, Sabine Maier
Self-Assembly and Stability of Hydrogen-Bonded Networks of Bridged Triphenylamines on Au(111) and Cu(111)
published pages: 25945-25955, ISSN: 1932-7447, DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.5b08009
The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 119/46 2020-02-12
2017 Christian Steiner, Julian Gebhardt, Maximilian Ammon, Zechao Yang, Alexander Heidenreich, Natalie Hammer, Andreas Görling, Milan Kivala, Sabine Maier
Hierarchical on-surface synthesis and electronic structure of carbonyl-functionalized one- and two-dimensional covalent nanoarchitectures
published pages: 14765, ISSN: 2041-1723, DOI: 10.1038/ncomms14765
Nature Communications 8 2020-02-12
2018 Zechao Yang, Julian Gebhardt, Tobias A. Schaub, Tim Sander, Jörg Schönamsgruber, Himadri Soni, Andreas Görling, Milan Kivala, Sabine Maier
Two-dimensional delocalized states in organometallic bis-acetylide networks on Ag(111)
published pages: 3769-3776, ISSN: 2040-3364, DOI: 10.1039/C7NR08238J
Nanoscale 10/8 2020-02-12
2016 Sabine Maier
Tailor-made molecular nanostructures
published pages: 43, ISSN: 2049-2405, DOI:
Pan European Networks: Sciene & Technology Isssue 19 2020-02-12
2017 Dominik Prenzel, Tim Sander, Julian Gebhardt, Himadri Soni, Frank Hampel, Andreas Görling, Sabine Maier, Rik R. Tykwinski
Triethynylmethanol Derivatives: Stable Acetylenic Building Blocks for Surface Chemistry
published pages: 1846-1852, ISSN: 0947-6539, DOI: 10.1002/chem.201604404
Chemistry - A European Journal 23/8 2020-02-12
2017 Maximilian Ammon, Tim Sander, Sabine Maier
On-Surface Synthesis of Porous Carbon Nanoribbons from Polymer Chains
published pages: 12976-12984, ISSN: 0002-7863, DOI: 10.1021/jacs.7b04783
Journal of the American Chemical Society 139/37 2020-02-12

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