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Self-assembled nanoribbons and nanotubes of aromatic diamide-esters

Description of the project:
The goal of this project is to control in 2D (at the surface of given substrates) and in 3D (solution or in the bulk) the self-assembly process of aromatic diamide esters that is governed by multiple noncovalent interactions and affected by subtle molecular parameters, like the length of the ester, the solvent, and the substrate. We will study (using AFM and STM) morphological transitions of adsorbed monomolecular layers and aggregates by swelling in various solvents. Results will be compared with the behavior in solution. In collaboration with theorists from the ICS (I. Nyrkova, A. Semenov) a modeling of the various regimes in solutions and thin films should be possible. Orientation of the self-assembly via the substrate (epitaxy) will be tested.

Additional information: http://www.softmattergraduate.uni-freiburg.de
Start of project: 01.04.2013
End of project: 31.03.2016
Project Management:
Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg
Prof. Reiter
Physikalisches Institut
Experimentelle Polymerphysik
Hermann-Herder-Str. 3
79104 Freiburg

Phone: +49 761 203 5857
Fax: +49 761 203 5855
Email: guenter.reiter@physik.uni-freiburg.de
Actual Research Report
  • IRTG 1642, DFG