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2020

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Intermolecular conical intersections in molecular aggregates

Antonietta De Sio, Ephraim Sommer, Xuan Trung Nguyen, Lynn Groß, Duško Popović, Benjamin Tyler Nebgen, Sebastian Fernandez-Alberti, Stefano Pittalis, Carlo Andrea Rozzi, Elisa Molinari, Elena Mena-Osteritz, Peter Bäuerle, Thomas Frauenheim, Sergei Tretiak & Christoph Lienau

Nat. Nanotechnol.

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Towards automation of wind energy rotor blade production: a review of challenges and application examples

Jan-Hendrik Ohlendorf, Marvin Richrath, Jan Franke, Michael Brink, Klaus-Dieter Thoben

ADVANCED MANUFACTURING: POLYMER & COMPOSITES SCIENCE (2020)

doi: 10.1080/20550340.2020.1838224

Current wind turbine rotor blades have a significant impact on the cost of the turbine, which is mainly a…

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Deconfinement of Mott localized electrons into topological and spin–orbit-coupled Dirac fermions

José M. Pizarro, Severino Adler, Karim Zantout, Thomas Mertz, Paolo Barone, Roser Valentí, Giorgio Sangiovanni, Tim O. Wehling

npj Quantum Materials (2020) 5, Article number: 79

doi: 10.1038/s41535-020-00277-3

The interplay of electronic correlations, spin–orbit coupling and topology holds…

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Influence of plasmon excitations on atomic-resolution quantitative 4D scanning transmission electron microscopy

A. Beyer, F.F. Krause, H.L. Robert, S. Firoozabadi, T. Grieb, P. Kükelhan, D. Heimes, M. Schowalter, K. Müller-Caspary, A. Rosenauer, K. Volz

Scientific Reports (2020) 10 (1), art. no. 17890

doi: 10.1038/s41598-020-74434-w

Scanning transmission electron microscopy (STEM) allows to gain…

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Controlled Laser-Thinning of MoS2Nanolayers and Transformation to Amorphous MoOxfor 2D Monolayer Fabrication

C. Tessarek, O. Gridenco, M. Wiesing, J. Müssener, S. Figge, K. Sebald, J. Gutowski, M. Eickhoff

ACS Applied Nano Materials (2020) 3 (8), 7490-7498.

doi:10.1021/acsanm.0c01104

Laser-thinning of 2D materials such as MoS2 is a promising approach for a local reduction of the number of multilayers…

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Wet-spinning of magneto-responsivehelical chitosan microfibers

Dorothea Brüggemann, Johanna Michel, Naiana Suter, Matheus Grande de Aguiar, Michael Maas

Beilstein J. Nanotechnology (2020) 11, 991–999.

doi:10.3762/bjnano.11.83

Helical structures can be found in nature at various length scales ranging from the molecular level to the macroscale. Due to…

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Nonlinear hydrodynamic instability and turbulence in pulsatile flow

Duo Xu, Atul Varshney, Xingyu Ma, Baofang Song, Michael Riedl, Marc Avila, Björn Hof

PNAS (2020) 117, 11233-11239

https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1913716117

Pulsating flows through tubular geometries are laminar provided that velocities are moderate. This in particular is also believed to apply to…

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Strong Macroscale Supercrystalline Structures by 3D Printing Combined with Self‐Assembly of Ceramic Functionalized Nanoparticles

Berta Domènech, Alvin T. L. Tan, Hans Jelitto, Eduardo Zegarra Berodt, Malte Blankenburg, Oliver Focke, Jaclyn Cann, C. Cem Tasan, Lucio Colombi Ciacchi, Martin Müller, Kaline P. Furlan, A. John Hart, Gerold A. Schneider

Advanced Engineering Materials (2020) 22, 2000352

https://doi.org/10.1002/ade…

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Additive manufacturing of heavy rare earth free high-coercivity permanent magnets

Volegov, A.S., Andreev, S.V., Selezneva, N.V., Ryzhikhin, I.A., Kudrevatykh, N.V., Mädler, L., Okulov, I.V.

Acta Materialia (2020) 188, 733-739

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actamat.2020.02.058

Laser based powder bed fusion is a promising manufacturing method that can be used for the fabrication of…

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Simulation-based evaluation of zeolite adsorbents for the removal of emerging contaminants

Michael Fischer

Materials Advances(2020) 1, 86-98

DOI: 10.1039/d0ma00025f

A number of experimental studies have evaluated the potential of hydrophobic high-silica zeolites for the adsorptive removal of emerging organic contaminants, such as pharmaceuticals and personal care products, from water.…

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2019

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Beating Thermal Coarsening in Nanoporous Materials via High-Entropy Design

Soo-Hyun Joo,* Jae Wung Bae, Won-Young Park, Yusuke Shimada, Takeshi Wada, Hyoung Seop Kim, Akira Takeuchi, Toyohiko J. Konno, Hidemi Kato,* and Ilya V. Okulov

Advanced Materials (2019) 1906160

https://doi.org/10.1002/adma.201906160

Controlling the feature sizes of 3D bicontinuous nanoporous…

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Rigid Band Shifts in Two-Dimensional Semiconductors through External Dielectric Screening
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Rigid Band Shifts in Two-Dimensional Semiconductors through External Dielectric Screening

Lutz Waldecker, Archana Raja, Malte Rösner, Christina Steinke, Aaron Bostwick, Roland J. Koch, Chris Jozwiak, Takashi Taniguchi, Kenji Watanabe, Eli Rotenberg, Tim O. Wehling, and Tony F. Heinz

Physical Review Letters (2019) 123, 206403

https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.123.206403

We…

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Coherent Real-Space Charge Transport Across a Donor–Acceptor Interface Mediated by Vibronic Couplings
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Coherent Real-Space Charge Transport across a Donor-Acceptor Interface Mediated by Vibronic Couplings

Ziyao Xu, Yi Zhou, Lynn Groß, Antonietta De Sio, Chi Yung Yam, Christoph Lienau*, Thomas Frauenheim, GuanHua Chen*

Nano Letters (2019) 19(11), pp. 8630-8637

https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.nanolett.9b03194

There is growing experimental and theoretical evidence that vibronic couplings, couplings…

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Wafer‐Scale Synthesis of Graphene on Sapphire: Toward Fab‐Compatible Graphene
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Wafer-Scale Synthesis of Graphene on Sapphire: Toward Fab-Compatible Graphene

Neeraj Mishra, Stiven Forti, Filippo Fabbri, Leonardo Martini, Clifford McAleese, Ben R. Conran, Patrick R. Whelan, Abhay Shivayogimath, Bjarke S. Jessen, Lars Buß, Jens Falta, Ilirjan Aliaj, Stefano Roddaro, Jan I. Flege, Peter Bøggild, Kenneth B. K. Teo, Camilla Coletti

Small (2019), Volume 15,…

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21.10.2019 Fast and Accurate Quantum Crystallography: From Small to Large, from Light to Heavy
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Fast and Accurate Quantum Crystallography: From Small to Large, from Light to Heavy

Lorraine A. Malaspina, Erna K. Wieduwilt, Justin Bergmann, Florian Kleemiss, Benjamin Meyer, Manuel F. Ruiz-López, Rumpa Pal, Emanuel Hupf, Jens Beckmann, Ross O. Piltz, Alison J. Edwards, Simon Grabowsky, Alessandro Genoni

Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters (2019), Volume 10, Issue 22, 21…

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Controlling the Multiscale Structure of Nanofibrous Fibrinogen Scaffolds for Wound Healing

Stapelfeldt, K., Stamboroski, S., Walter, I., Suter, N., Kowalik, T., Michaelis, M., Brüggemann, D.

Nano letters (2019) 19 (9) , pp. 6554-6563. 

https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.nanolett.9b02798

As a key player in blood coagulation and tissue repair, fibrinogen has gained increasing attention to…

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Relativistic quantum crystallography of diphenyl- And dicyanomercury. Theoretical structure factors and Hirshfeld atom refinement

Bučinský, L., Jayatilaka, D., Grabowsky, S.

Acta Crystallographica Section A: Foundations and Advances (2019) 75, pp. 705-717. 

https://doi.org/10.1107/S2053273319008027

Quantum crystallographic refinement of heavy-element-containing compounds is a challenge, because many physical effects have to…

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Living Materials Herald a New Era in Soft Robotics

Appiah, C., Arndt, C., Siemsen, K., Heitmann A., Staubitz A., Selhuber‐Unkel C.

Advanced Materials (2019) 1807747 

https://doi.org/10.1002/adma.201807747

Living beings have an unsurpassed range of ways to manipulate objects and interact with them. They can make autonomous decisions and can heal…

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Supervised non-negative matrix factorization methods for MALDI imaging applications

Leuschner, J., Schmidt, M., Fernsel, P., Lachmund, D., Boskamp, T., Maass, P.

Bioinformatics (Oxford, England) (2019) 35 (11), pp.1940-1947

https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/bioinformatics/bty909

MOTIVATION: Non-negative matrix factorization (NMF) is a common tool for obtaining low-rank approximations…

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Layer-by-Layer Resistive Switching: Multistate Functionality due to Electric-Field-Induced Healing of Dead Layers

Krisponeit, J.-O., Damaschke, B., Moshnyaga, V., Samwer, K.

Physical Review Letters (2019) 122 (13)

http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.122.136801

Materials exhibiting reversible resistive switching in electrical fields are highly demanded for functional elements in oxide electronics. In…

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2018

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Hazard assessment of quinaldine-, alkylcarbazole-, benzene- and toluene-based liquid organic hydrogen carrier (LOHCs) systems

Markiewicz, M., Zhang, Y.-Q., Empl, M.T., Lykaki, M., Thöming, J., Steinberg, P., Stolte, S.

Energy and Environmental Science (2019) 12 (1), 366-383.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c8ee01696h

Due to the finite nature and scarcity of crude oil-based fuels, increasing attention is being directed towards…

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Ligand-functionalized Pt nanoparticles as asymmetric heterogeneous catalysts: molecular reaction control by ligand–reactant interactions

A. Šulce, J. Backenköhler, I. Schrader, M. Delle Piane, C. Müller, A. Wark, L.Colombi Ciacchi, V. Azov, S. Kunz

Catalysis Science & Technology (2018), 8, 6062 - 6075.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C8CY01836G

The asymmetric hydrogenation of β-keto esters over platinum nanoparticles (NPs)…

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Structural and Computational Assessment of the Influence of Wet-Chemical Post-Processing of the Al-Substituted Cubic Li7La3Zr2O12

Kun, R., Langer, F., Delle Piane, M., Ohno, S., Zeier, W.G., Gockeln, M., Colombi Ciacchi, L., Busse, M., Fekete, I.

ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces (2018) , . Article in Press. 

https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acsami.8b09789

Li7La3Zr2O12 (LLZO) and related compounds are considered as…

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Tuning the Optoelectronic Properties of Stannoles by the Judicious Choice of the Organic Substituents

 R. Y. Medina, I.-M., Rohdenburg, M., Mostaghimi, F., Grabowsky, S., Swiderek, P., Beckmann, J., Hoffmann, J., Dorcet, V., Hissler, M., Staubitz, A.

Inorganic Chemistry (2018), 57 (20), pp 12562–12575.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.inorgchem.8b01649

Stannoles are organometallic rings in which…

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Al(OCArF3)3 – a thermally stable Lewis superacid

Authors:J.F. Kögel,  A. Y. Timoshkin, A. Schröder, E. Lorka, J. Beckmann

Journal:Chemical Science (2018), 9, 8178-8183.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C8SC02981D

The adduct free Lewis superacid Al(OCArF3)3 was obtained by the reaction of ArF3COH with AlEt3 and fully characterized (ArF = C6F5). It…

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Biexciton fine structure in monolayer transition metal dichalcogenides

A. Steinhoff, M. Florian, A. Singh, K. Tran, M. Kolarczik, S. Helmrich, A. W. Achtstein, U. Woggon, N. Owschimikow, F. Jahnke & X. Li 

Nature Physics (2018)

https://doi.org/10.1038/s41567-018-0282-x

The optical properties of atomically thin transition metal dichalcogenide (TMDC) semiconductors…

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Visible-Light Photocatalysis with Mullite-Type Bi2(Al1–xFex)4O9: Striking the Balance between Bandgap Narrowing and Conduction Band Lowering

M. Curti , A. Kirsch, L. I. Granone∥ , F. Tarasi, G. López-Robledo, D. W. Bahnemann∥ , M. M. Murshed, T.M. Gesing , C. B. Mendive

ACC Catalysis (2018) 8, 8844-8855.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acscatal.8b01210

The rich crystal chemistry of mullite-type Bi2M4O9 (M = Fe, Al, Ga) offers multiple…

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Bridging the scales in high- throughput dielectrophoretic (bio-) particle separation in porous media

G.R. Pesch, M. Lorenz, S. Sachde, S. Salameh, F. Du, M. Baune, P. E. Boukany & J. Thöming

Scientific Reports (2018) 8:10480

https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-28735-w

Dielectrophoresis (DEP) is a versatile technique for the solution of difficult (bio-)particle separation tasks based on size and…

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Flame aerosol deposited Li4Ti5O12 layers for flexible, thin film all-solid-state Li-ion batteries

M. Gockeln, J. Glenneberg, M. Busse, S. Pokhrel, L. Mädler, R. Kun 

Nano Energy (2018) 49, 564-573.

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nanoen.2018.05.007

Flexible thin film all-solid-state Li-ion batteries are considered as promising candidates to power a multitude of flexible and miniaturized electronic…

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New Model for Predicting Adsorption of Polar Molecules in Metal–Organic Frameworks with Unsaturated Metal Sites

C. Campbell, J. R. B. Gomes , M. Fischer, M. Jorge

J. Phys. Chem. Lett., (2018) 9 ,3544–3553.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpclett.8b00967

Conventional molecular models fail to correctly describe interactions of adsorbates with coordinatively unsaturated sites (CUS) present in a large number of…

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2017

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Exciton fission in monolayer transition metal dichalcogenide semiconductors

A. Steinhoff, M. Florian, M. Rösner, G. Schönhoff, T.O. Wehling and F. Jahnke.

Nature Communications (2017) 8, 1166.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41467-017-01298-6

When electron-hole pairs are excited in a semiconductor, it is a priori not clear if they form a plasma of unbound fermionic particles…

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MICROSCOPE Mission: First Results of a Space Test of the Equivalence Principle

Pierre Touboul, Gilles Métris, Manuel Rodrigues, Yves André, Quentin Baghi, Joël Bergé, Damien Boulanger, Stefanie Bremer, Patrice Carle, Ratana Chhun, Bruno Christophe, Valerio Cipolla, Thibault Damour, Pascale Danto, Hansjoerg Dittus, Pierre Fayet, Bernard Foulon, Claude Gageant, Pierre-Yves…

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Quantitative determination of residual silver distribution in nanoporous gold and its influence on structure and catalytic performance

Christoph Mahr, Paromita Kundu, Anastasia Lackmann, Daniele Zanaga, Karsten Thiel, Marco Schowalter, Martin Schwan, Sara Bals, Arne Wittstock and Andreas Rosenauer.

Journal of Catalysis (2017) 352, 52–58.

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcat.2017.05.002

Large efforts have been made trying to understand…

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Microbial-based metalworking fluids in milling operations

Daniel Meyer, Marvin Redetzky and Ekkard Brinksmeier.

CIRP Annals - Manufacturing Technology (2017) 66, 129–132.

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cirp.2017.04.019

Most commercial metalworking fluids (MWFs), as applied in cutting operations contain mineral-oil. Colonization of water-based MWFs…

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A comparative study of alcohol oxidation over nanoporous gold in gas and liquid phase

Anastasia Lackmann, Christoph Mahr, Marco Schowalter, Lisa Fitzek, Jörg Weissmüller, Andreas Rosenauer and Arne Wittstock.

Journal of Catalysis (2017) 353, 99–106.

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcat.2017.07.008

The aerobic oxidation of methanol and ethanol in liquid phase is investigated using…

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Structural and spectroscopic comparison between polycrystalline, nanocrystalline and quantum dot visible light photo-catalyst Bi2WO6

Michael Teck, M. Mangir Murshed, Marco Schowalter, Niels Lefeld, Henrike K. Grossmann, Tim Grieb, Thomas Hartmann, Lars Robben, Andreas Rosenauer, Lutz Mädler and Thorsten M. Gesing.

Journal of Solid State Chemistry (2017) 254, 82–89.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jssc.2017.07.013

The structural…

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The cubic-to-hexagonal phase transition of cerium oxide particles: dynamics and structure

Jan Höcker, Jon-Olaf Krisponeit, Thomas Schmidt, Jens Falta and Jan Ingo Flege.

Nanoscale (2017) 9, 9352-9358

http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C6NR09760J

Cerium oxide is often applied in today's catalysts due to its remarkable oxygen storage capacity. The changes in stoichiometry during reaction are…

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Insight into the Mechanism of Reversible Ring-Opening of 1,3‑Benzoxazine with Thiols

Tobias Urbaniak, Marc Soto, Manuel Liebeke and Katharina Koschek.

Journal of Organic Chemistry (2017) 82, 4050−4055.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.joc.6b02727

The reversible ring-opening addition and fragmentation reaction of p-cresol-based N-phenylbenzoxazine with aliphatic and aromatic thiols…

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