Category Archives: Publications

The art of pastry: a graphene mille-feuille for highly sensitive health monitoring

Researchers from the University of Strasbourg & CNRS (France), in collaboration with Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań (Poland) and the University of Florence (Italy), have developed a new generation of pressure sensors based on graphene and molecular “springs”. Thanks to their highest sensitivity, these devices are ideally suited for health monitoring and point-of-care … Continue Reading ››

Oscillating artificial microtubules

Oscillating artificial microtubules

Chemically fuelled processes control size oscillations of natural fibres inside the body such as microtubules or actin filaments. Researchers from the University of Strasbourg have now discovered similar size oscillations in a completely artificial system. Brightly coloured molecules form extended supramolecular fibres that can be controlled by redox chemistry. In a … Continue Reading ››

CO2 coupling on iron parallels ancient biological pathway

Researchers at the University of Strasbourg have discovered a striking similarity between the way carbon dioxide (CO2) reacts with metals and the way that ancient microbes use CO2 to build their biomass, providing potential insight into how chemistry on the early Earth foreshadowed biochemistry in the first organisms. The study was funded by the European Research … Continue Reading ››

Graphene–organic composites for electronics: optical and electronic interactions in vacuum, liquids and thin solid films

DOI: 10.1039/C3TC32153C (Feature Article) J. Mater. Chem. C,2014, 2, 3129-3143

Graphene exhibits exceptional mechanical, optical and electrical properties that are unfortunately accompanied by poor processability and tunability of its properties. The controlled interaction of graphene with tailor-made organic semiconductors (OSs) can offer a solution to solve these two … Continue Reading ››

When self-assembly meets biology: luminescent platinum complexes for imaging applications

DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60453E (Review Article) Chem. Soc. Rev.,2014, Advance Article

Matteo Mauro *ab, Alessandro Aliprandi a, Dedy Septiadi a, Nermin Seda Kehr a and Luisa De Cola *a

Luminescent platinum complexes have attractive chemical and photophysical properties such as high stability, emission in the visible region, high emission quantum yields and long excited state lifetimes. … Continue Reading ››