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Layered functional materials - beyond 'graphene'

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Project "BEGMAT" data sheet

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Organization address
city: BERLIN
postcode: 10117

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 Coordinator Country Germany [DE]
 Project website
 Total cost 1˙362˙537 €
 EC max contribution 1˙362˙537 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.1. (EXCELLENT SCIENCE - European Research Council (ERC))
 Code Call ERC-2015-STG
 Funding Scheme ERC-STG
 Starting year 2016
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2016-08-01   to  2021-07-31


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    HUMBOLDT-UNIVERSITAET ZU BERLIN DE (BERLIN) coordinator 1˙198˙977.00
2    UNIVERZITA KARLOVA CZ (PRAHA 1) participant 163˙560.00


 Project objective

There is an apparent lack of non-metallic 2D-matrials for the construction of electronic devices, as only five materials of the “graphene family” are known: graphene, hBN, BCN, fluorographene, and graphene oxide – none of them with a narrow bandgap close to commercially used silicon. This ERC-StG proposal, BEGMAT, outlines a strategy for design, synthesis, and application of layered, functional materials that will go beyond this exclusive club. These materials “beyond graphene” (BEG) will have to meet – like graphene – the following criteria: (1) The BEG-materials will feature a transfer of crystalline order from the molecular (pm-range) to the macroscopic level (cm-range), (2) individual, free-standing layers of BEG-materials can be addressed by mechanical or chemical exfoliation, and (3) assemblies of different BEG-materials will be stacked as van der Waals heterostructures with unique properties. In contrast to the existing “graphene family”, (4) BEG-materials will be constructed in a controlled way by covalent organic chemistry in a bottom-up approach from abundant precursors free of metals and critical raw materials (CRMs). Moreover – and unlike – many covalent organic frameworks (COFs), (5) BEG-materials will be fully aromatic, donor-acceptor systems to ensure that electronic properties can be addressed on macroscopic scale. The potential to make 2D materials “beyond graphene” is a great challenge to chemical bond formation and material design. In 2014 the applicant has demonstrated the feasibility of the concept to expand the “graphene family” with triazine-based graphitic carbon, a compound highlighted as an “emerging competitor for the miracle material” graphene. Now, the PI has the opportunity to build a full-scale research program on layered functional materials that offers unique insights into controlled, covalent linking-chemistry, and that addresses practicalities in device manufacture, and structure-properties relationships.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2018 Yaroslav S. Kochergin, Dana Schwarz, Amitava Acharjya, Arun Ichangi, Ranjit Kulkarni, Pavla Eliášová, Jaroslav Vacek, Johannes Schmidt, Arne Thomas, Michael J. Bojdys
Exploring the “Goldilocks Zone” of Semiconducting Polymer Photocatalysts by Donor-Acceptor Interactions
published pages: 14188-14192, ISSN: 1433-7851, DOI: 10.1002/anie.201809702
Angewandte Chemie International Edition 57/43 2019-08-29
2019 Ranjit Kulkarni, Yu Noda, Deepak Kumar Barange, Yaroslav S. Kochergin, Pengbo Lyu, Barbora Balcarova, Petr Nachtigall, Michael J. Bojdys
Real-time optical and electronic sensing with a β-amino enone linked, triazine-containing 2D covalent organic framework
published pages: , ISSN: 2041-1723, DOI: 10.1038/s41467-019-11264-z
Nature Communications 10/1 2019-08-29
2019 Yu Noda, Christoph Merschjann, Ján Tarábek, Patrick Amsalem, Norbert Koch, Michael J. Bojdys
Directional Charge Transport in Layered Two-Dimensional Triazine-Based Graphitic Carbon Nitride
published pages: 9394-9398, ISSN: 1433-7851, DOI: 10.1002/anie.201902314
Angewandte Chemie International Edition 58/28 2019-08-29
2019 Jieyang Huang, Ján Tarábek, Ranjit Kulkarni, Cui Wang, Martin Dračínský, Glen J. Smales, Yu Tian, Shijie Ren, Brian R. Pauw, Ute Resch‐Genger, Michael J. Bojdys
A π‐Conjugated, Covalent Phosphinine Framework
published pages: , ISSN: 0947-6539, DOI: 10.1002/chem.201900281
Chemistry – A European Journal 2019-08-29
2018 Dana Schwarz, Amitava Acharjya, Arun Ichangi, Yaroslav S. Kochergin, Pengbo Lyu, Maksym V. Opanasenko, Ján Tarábek, Jana Vacek Chocholoušová, Jaroslav Vacek, Johannes Schmidt, Jiří Čejka, Petr Nachtigall, Arne Thomas, Michael J. Bojdys
Tuning the Porosity and Photocatalytic Performance of Triazine‐Based Graphdiyne Polymers through Polymorphism
published pages: 194-199, ISSN: 1864-5631, DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201802034
ChemSusChem 12/1 2019-08-29
2018 Dana Schwarz, Amitava Acharja, Arun Ichangi, Pengbo Lyu, Maksym V. Opanasenko, Fabian R. Goßler, Tobias A. F. König, Jiří Čejka, Petr Nachtigall, Arne Thomas, Michael J. Bojdys
Fluorescent Sulphur‐ and Nitrogen‐Containing Porous Polymers with Tuneable Donor–Acceptor Domains for Light‐Driven Hydrogen Evolution
published pages: 11916-11921, ISSN: 0947-6539, DOI: 10.1002/chem.201802902
Chemistry – A European Journal 24/46 2019-08-29

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