Paolo Samorì - Selected Publications#

Total publication: >290 published (including > 40 cover pages) Among others the overall list includes 2 Nat. Nanotech., 4 Nat. Mater., 3 Nat. Chem., 6 Nat. Commun., 6 Chem. Soc. Rev., 1 Acc. Chem. Res., 37 Adv. Mater., 12 Angew. Chem., 16 Adv. Funct. Mater., 2 Adv. En. Mater., 2 PNAS, 22 JACS, 1 PRL, 5 ACS Nano, 14 Small, 9 Chem. Eur. J., 25 J. Mater. Chem., 16 Chem. Commun, 3 Soft Matter, etc.

List od 12 relevant and recent publications:

Switchable surfaces with photochromic systems

(1) G. Pace, V. Ferri, C. Grave, M. Elbing, M. Zharnikov, M. Mayor, M. A. Rampi, P. Samorì, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 2007, 104, 9937: We have shown that properly designed azobenzene molecules can form chemisorbed tightly packed SAMs on Au(111) and undergo light-induced trans–cis isomerisation with a high yield, to generate switchable surfaces.
(2) J. M. Mativetsky, G. Pace, M. A. Rampi, M. Mayor, P. Samorì, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2008, 130, 9192: The electrical properties of the above mentioned SAM, once integrated in a nanoscopic metal–molecule–metal junction was studied by C-AFM tip, for the first time used to explore bistable junctions.

Multifunctional organic electronics

(3) E. Orgiu, N. Crivillers, M. Herder, L. Grubert, M. Pätzel, J. Frisch, E. Pavlica, D. T. Duong, G. Bratina, A. Salleo, N. Koch, S. Hecht, P. Samorì, Nat. Chem. 2012, 4, 675: Engineering of phototunable and bistable energy levels in OFETs based on P3HT and a diarylethene. Modulation of the output current with a photoresponse in the devices on a technologically relevant time scale (μs).
(4) T. Leydecker, M. Herder, E. Pavlica, G. Bratina, S. Hecht, E. Orgiu, P. Samorì, Nat. Nanotech. 2016, 11, 769: A photoswitchable diarylethene/semiconducting polymer blend was used to fabricate high-performance memory devices that can be written/erased by light. Such multilevel (8-bit) optical memories were implemented on flexible substrates.
(5) L. Zhang, X. Zhong, E. Pavlica, S. Li, A. Klekachev, G. Bratina, T. W. Ebbesen, E. Orgiu, P. Samorì, Nat. Nanotech. 2016, 11, 900: A general and extremely versatile approach to integrate supramolecular nanowires in a novel nanomesh scaffold featuring asymmetric (nano)electrodes to realize high-performance photoelectrical conversion.


(6) M. A. Squillaci, L. Ferlauto, Y. Zagranyarski, S. Milita, K. Müllen, P. Samorì, Adv. Mater. 2015, 27, 3170: Resistive humidity sensors based on self-assembled fibers of an amphiphilic electron acceptor–donor dyad exhibited state-of-the-art response to the humidity change, full reversibility, high selectivity and high sensitivity.

Graphene and related 2D layered materials

(7) J. M. Mativetsky, E. Treossi, E. Orgiu, M. Melucci, G. P. Veronese, P. Samorì, V. Palermo, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2010, 132, 14130: Printing of graphene oxide followed by C-AFM-triggered local electrochemical reduction to nanopattern surfaces and devices.
(8) A. Ciesielski, S. Haar, M. El Gemayel, H. Yang, J. Clough, G. Melinte, M. Gobbi, E. Orgiu, M. V. Nardi, G. Ligorio, V. Palermo, N. Koch, O. Ersen, C. Casiraghi, P. Samorì, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2014, 53, 10355: Highly concentrated conductive graphene dispersions/inks can be obtained via liquid-phase exfoliation of graphite.
(9) M. Döbbelin, A. Ciesielski, S. Haar, S. Osella, M. Bruna, A. Minoia, L. Grisanti, T. Mosciatti, F. Richard, E. A. Prasetyanto, L. De Cola, V. Palermo, R. Mazzaro, V. Morandi, R. Lazzaroni, A. C. Ferrari, D. Beljonne, P. Samorì, Nat. Commun. 2016, 7, 11090: Alkyl-substituted azobenzenes can be used to improve the efficiency of liquid-phase exfoliation of graphite. Fabrication of light-responsive devices based on graphene–azobenzene composites.
(10) M. Gobbi, S. Bonacchi, J. X. Lian, Y. Liu, X.-Y. Wang, M.-A. Stoeckel, M. A. Squillaci, G. D’Avino, A. Narita, K. Müllen, X. Feng, Y. Olivier, David Beljonne, P. Samorì, E. Orgiu, Nat. Commun. 2017, 8, 14767: Tunable 1D periodic potentials on graphene can be realized at ambient conditions in hybrid van der Waals heterostructures composed of 2D supramolecular lattices self-assembled on graphene.
(11) M. Gobbi, S. Bonacchi, J. X. Lian, A. Vercouter, S. Bertolazzi, B. Zyska, M. Timpel, R. Tatti, Y. Olivier, S. Hecht, M. V. Nardi, D. Beljonne, E. Orgiu, P. Samorì, Nat. Commun. 2018, 9, 2661: Integration of spiropyran optically switchable superlattices on graphene and MoS2 to confer a light-responsive nature to electrical devices based on 2D materials.

Dynamic covalent chemistry:

(12) A. Ciesielski, M. El Garah, S. Haar, P. Kovaříček, J.-M. Lehn, P. Samorì, Nat. Chem. 2014, 6, 1017: Reactivity in 2D and reversibility of chemical reactions were monitored by STM for the first time at the solid–liquid interface under the thermodynamic control of dynamic covalent chemistry, allowing to form robust and highly ordered architectures.

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