SFB 1032: Nanoagents for Spatiotemporal Control of Molecular and Cellular Reactions

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SFB1032 Special Seminar

Prof. Eric Daniel Glowacki, Linköping University, Sweden

21.02.2017 at 13:00 

Title: Hydrogen-bonded organic semiconductors – from optoelectronics to bioelectronics

Location: Altbau Physik, Kleiner Physikhörsaal N020

Host: PD Dr. Bert Nickel (A07)


Organic pigments have been ubiquitous throughout history and are widely produced today industrially as colorants in everyday products as various as cosmetics and printing inks. Largely regarded by chemists as “yesterday’s research” there are many attractive properties of these materials that should be rediscovered in the context of modern technologies. I will cover what are some critical features of these materials and what they have to offer to semiconductor-based devices, especially in the context of applying semiconductors at the interface of biology. I will discuss methods to transform commercial pigments into nano and micro-structured semiconducting crystals, and will highlight two emerging applications: catalysis and cellular interfacing.