PriOSS Principles of on-surface synthesis

© Abbildung: Daniel Martin-Jimenez / Daniel Ebeling

Organic nanostructures can be utilized in electronics devices such as microchips or in next-generation quantum computers. Lately, it was discovered that these functional nanostructures can be built very successfully on surfaces, a strategy denoted as “on-surface synthesis”. However, in contrast to the well-established solution-based synthesis, which has been applied for over 200 years, on-surface synthesis is still in its infancy. The objective of the LOEWE focus group is to develop fundamental strategies of on-surface synthesis and to provide a toolset for this new method.

LOEWE Research Cluster


  • Justus Liebig University Giessen (lead management)
  • Philipps University Marburg

Fields of study

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Materials Science

Funding period

since 2021

Project Coordinator

  • Professor Dr André Schirmeisen, Institute for Applied Physics, Justus Liebig University Giessen
  • Professor Dr Herrmann A. Wegner (deputy), Institute for Organic Chemistry, Justus Liebig University Giessen


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  • Marburg

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