Our group works on organic semiconductors and related
nanostructures. Experimental facilities include those for processing and
characterisation of organic semiconductors devices as well as for fabrication
and investigation of organic semicon ductors nanostructures by means of a
home-built scanning near-field optical microscope (SNOM). Additional, shared
research facilities accessible by the group within the London Centre for
Nanotechnology (LCN) include a fully equipped clean room, access to a
focused-ion-beam (FIB), 3 scanning probe set-ups (AFM/STM), electron-beam and
optical lithography. The group is also active in international collaborations
with Canada, Germany, Belgium, Holland, France, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden,
and Japan. Some of these interactions are also funded by a recently funded Marie-Curie
Research Training Network dedicated to the development of threaded molecular wires (THREADMILL) and by the Self-Organised Nanostructures II - SONS2 initiative of the European Science Foundation (ESF), that is supporting the SUPRAMATES (SUPRAmolecular MATerials for new functional StructurES) project.
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Editor (09 Jan. 2014)
Professor Franco Cacialli has joined the Editorial Board of "Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology", an Open Access
journal published by INTECH.
Plenary Speaker (07 Nov. 2013)
Professor Franco Cacialli will be giving the plenary lecture at the Italian Crystal Growth 2013 conference in Parma
at 10.00 a.m. on Thursday 14th November, entitled "The power of intermolecular interactions in organic semiconductors:
from threaded molecular wires to PCBM single crystals".
Paper (24 Oct. 2013)
Francesco di Stasio's paper "Fluorescent polystyrene photonic crystals
self-assembled with water-soluble conjugated polyrotaxanes" has been published
online by Applied Physics Letters Materials.
Paper (09 Oct. 2013)
Nico Seidler's paper "Enhanced crystallinity and film retention of P3HT thin-films for efficient organic solar cells by
use of preformed nanofibers in solution" has been published online by the Journal of Materials Chemistry C.
Poster Prize (09 Sep. 2013)
Congratulations to Valentina Robbiano, who won the prize for the best poster
presentation in the Science and Engineering of Molecular Electronic Materials at the
12th European Conference
on Molecular Electronics.
Paper (06 Sep. 2013)
Oliver Fenwick's paper "Efficient red electroluminescence from
diketopyrrolopyrrole copolymerised with a polyfluorene" has been published
online by Applied Physics Letters Materials.
Cover Image (30 Aug. 2013)
Giuseppe Paternò's recent paper published in the Journal of Materials Chemistry
C has been selected for the inside cover page of the September 28 issue.
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New PhD Student (28 Aug. 2013)
Luca Satarelli has joined the group.
New Postdoc (03 Jul. 2013)
Dr. Keith Fraser has joined the group.
Paper (03 Jul. 2013)
Giuseppe Paternò's paper "Micro-focused X-Ray Diffraction Characterization of High-quality [6,6]-Phenyl C61 Butyric acid
Methyl Ester Single Crystals Without Solvent Impurities" has been published in the Journal of Materials Chemistry C.
PhD Viva (05 Feb. 2013)
Congratulations to Marten Tolk for successfully passing his viva!
PhD Viva (10 Dec. 2012)
Congratulations to Charlotte Fléchon for successfully passing her viva!
Marshall Stoneham Prize 2012 (Nov. 2012)
Congratulations to our former group member Francesco Di Stasio for winning the Marshall Stoneham Prize for Outstanding Postgraduate Research Physics for a PhD thesis in the area of Condensed Matter Physics titled "Supramolecular architectures: Properties and applications".
Francesco has now moved to CDT where he works to improve the lifetime of fluorescent and phosphorescent polymeric light emitting diodes and aid the development of new materials, deposition methods and device structures with better performance.
PhD Viva (07 Sep. 2012)
Congratulations to Penglei Li for successfully passing his viva!
The 2012 Superior Summer School
The "Nanoscale Engineering and Fabrication of (Opto)Electronic Devices" summer school will focus on the nanofabrication, engineering and characterisation of nanoelectronic materials and interfaces. UCL, September 12-14 2012.
PhD Viva (21 May 2012)
Congratulations to Francesco Di Stasio and Yong Sig Shin for successfully passing their viva!
New book published
The book entitled Functional Supramolecular Architectures for Organic Electronics and Nanotechnology, edited by Paolo Samorí and Franco Cacialli and printed by Wiley-VCH, has been published!