Christian Neiss

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The existence of Dirac cones in the band structure of two-dimensional materials accompanied by unprecedented electronic properties is considered to be a unique feature of graphene related to its hexagonal symmetry. Here, we present other two-dimensional carbon materials, graphynes, that also possess Dirac cones according to first-principles electronic(More)
Phototropin is a blue light-activated photoreceptor that plays a dominant role in the phototropism of plants. The protein contains two subunits that bind flavin mononucleotide (FMN), which are responsible for the initial steps of the light-induced reaction. It has been proposed that the photoexcited flavin molecule adds a cysteine residue of the protein(More)
We have studied the gas-phase laser-induced fluorescence of an ensemble of buffer gas-cooled Rhodamine 6G cations (R6G(+)) stored in a quadrupole ion trap at 90 K. The fluorescence resulting from excitation with continuous-wave 488 nm radiation was observed to disappear almost completely on a time scale of seconds, dependent in detail on the excitation(More)
The mechanism for signal transduction from the LOV-domains toward the kinase region of phototropin is still not well understood. We have performed molecular dynamics (MD) simulations and CONCOORD calculations on the LOV2 domain of Adiantum capillus-veneris, with the goal to detect possible differences between the two forms of the LOV domain which may not(More)
We present a comparative study on the structural properties of the coinage metal icosamers Cu(20)(+/-), Ag(20)(+/-), and Au(20)(+/-). Using trapped ion electron diffraction measurements in combination with density functional structure calculations we find distinct structural differences depending on the cluster material and the charge state: Cu(20)(-),(More)
The structures of mass-selected gold cluster anions Au(14)(-)-Au(19)(-) have been reinvestigated using an improved low temperature trapped ion electron diffraction experiment. Structures were assigned by comparing experimental with simulated scattering functions using model structures obtained by density functional calculations. Flat three-dimensional(More)
Aza- and carbobicyclic compounds possess favorable pharmaceutical properties, but they are difficult to access. Herein, we demonstrate an unprecedented organocatalytic two component six-step chemodivergent domino reaction, which provides a straightforward, sustainable and atom economical route to difficult-to-access complex bicyclic architectures:(More)
The stabilization of long [n]cumulenes has traditionally been achieved by placing sterically bulky "protecting groups" at the termini, which shield the reactive carbon chain from unwanted reactions. Herein, we present an alternative strategy: stabilization through threading the sp-hybridized carbon chain through a phenanthroline-based macrocycle. The result(More)
Black phosphorus (BP) was functionalized with organic moieties on the basis of liquid exfoliation. The treatment of BP with electron-withdrawing 7,7,8,8-tetracyano-p-quinodimethane (TCNQ) led to electron transfer from BP to the organic dopant. On the other hand, the noncovalent interaction of BP with a perylene diimide was mainly due to van der Waals(More)