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This is homepage for the Chiechi Group at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands.
 
About The Group
Our research combines organic-materials synthesis with nanofabrication and self-assembly to explore new chemistry, techniques, and phenomena in electro-active materials. Our main philosophy is sustainability through simplicity: we are bridging the gap between physics, engineering, and chemistry by developing simple tools that allow for systematic studies of new molecules on the bench-top.
There are three main tools in our arsenal: 1) the chemistry of organic materials, 2) nanoskiving, and 3) tunneling junctions comprising self-assembled monolayers. Currently we are focusing these tools on molecular electronics, photovoltaics, and conjugated polymers.


Molecular Electronics: We are developing new ways to contact ensembles of molecules on the micro scale, and collections of single molecules on the nanometer scale using EGaIn and Nanoskiving.
Photovoltaics: We are investigating new ideas for organic materials for the next generation of excitonic solar cells.
Conjugated Polymers: We are investigating new concepts in the synthesis and processing of conjugated polymers and the role of charges in their solubility.


 

Relating polymer chemical structure to the stability of polymer:fullerene solar cells

Doumon, N. Y., G.. Wang, R. C. Chiechi, and J. Anton L. Koster, "Relating polymer chemical structure to the stability of polymer:fullerene solar cells", J. Mater. Chem. C, vol. 5: The Royal Society of Chemistry, pp. 6611-6619, 2017.

High-quality conjugated polymers via one-pot Suzuki-Miyaura homopolymerization

Zhou, D., N. Y. Doumon, M. Abdu-Aguye, D. Bartesaghi, M. A. Loi, J. Anton L. Koster, R. C. Chiechi, and J. C. Hummelen, "High-quality conjugated polymers via one-pot Suzuki-Miyaura homopolymerization", RSC Adv., vol. 7: The Royal Society of Chemistry, pp. 27762-27769, 2017.

Mechanically and Electrically Robust Self-Assembled Monolayers for Large-Area Tunneling Junctions

Zhang, Y., X. Qiu, P. Gordiichuk, S. Soni, T. L. Krijger, A. Herrmann, and R. C. Chiechi, "Mechanically and Electrically Robust Self-Assembled Monolayers for Large-Area Tunneling Junctions", The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, pp. ASAP, 2017.

Orientation and Incorporation of Photosystem I in Bioelectronics Devices Enabled by Phage Display

Gordiichuk, P., D. Pesce, O. E. Castañ Ocampo, A. Marcozzi, G-J. A. H. Wetzelaer, A. Paul, M. Loznik, E. Gloukhikh, S. Richter, R. C. Chiechi, et al., "Orientation and Incorporation of Photosystem I in Bioelectronics Devices Enabled by Phage Display", Advanced Science, pp. 1600393–n/a, 01/2017.

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