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Understanding the adsorption and reaction between hydrogen and graphene is of fundamental importance for developing graphene-based concepts for hydrogen storage and for the chemical functionalization of graphene by hydrogenation. Recently, theoretical studies of single-sided hydrogenated graphene, so called graphone, predicted it to be a promising(More)
We investigate the capability of low-coordinated sites on small model clusters to act as active centers for hydrogen storage. A set of small magic clusters with the formula (XY)6 (X = Mg, Ba, Be, Zn, Cd, Na, Li, B and Y = O, Se, S, F, I, N) and a "drumlike" hexagonal shape showing a low coordination number of three was screened. Oxide clusters turned out to(More)
The electronic coupling as well as the attenuation factor (β), which depends primarily on the nature of the molecular bridge and is used as a benchmark to test the molecular wire behavior, have been determined in a systematic study carried out on a series of ZnP/C(60) conjugates connected through a [2,2']paracyclophane-oligophenylenevinylene (pCp-oPPV). The(More)
The synthesis of non-conjugated, carbon-rich building blocks is described, based on a basic scaffold of triethynylmethanol (TEtM). The substitution of the ethynyl groups can be easily varied (including R3 Si, H, Br), and this allows structural tuning for stabilization, synthetic derivatization, and adsorption on Ag(111) or Au(111). X-ray crystallography(More)
Quantum and dielectric confinement effects in 2D hybrid perovskites create excitons with a binding energy exceeding 150 meV. We exploit the large exciton binding energy to study exciton and carrier dynamics as well as electron-phonon coupling in hybrid perovskites using absorption and photoluminescence (PL) spectroscopies. At temperatures below 75 K, we(More)
The fabrication of nanostructures in a bottom-up approach from specific molecular precursors offers the opportunity to create tailored materials for applications in nanoelectronics. However, the formation of defect-free two-dimensional (2D) covalent networks remains a challenge, which makes it difficult to unveil their electronic structure. Here we report(More)
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