A paper accepted in Nature Chemistry!

We present a new concept for the fabrication of up to 1μm long polymer fibres on insulating substrates. The novelty of our approach is that first, the chosen dimaleimide molecules perform a chain-like (and not a step-like) growth via a radical polymerization, second, that the polymerization is initiated from a two-dimensional gas phase rather than from an intermediate self-assembled structure, and third, that the cations of the chosen alkali-halide substrate interact with the molecule’s oxygen atoms in such a way that both, surface-induced and UV-assisted initiation of the polymerization are facilitated. This innovative approach is now accepted for publication in Nature Chemistry (05/30/2018).

This article result from the collaboration of Frederic CHERIOUX with C. Loppacher in IMN2P (Marseille) and M. B Watkins (University of Lincoln, UK).              

Le groupe Nanosciences est réparti géographiquement sur 2 sites (Besançon et Montbéliard) et constitué de 5 Enseignants-chercheurs, 3 Chercheurs CNRS et d’un Assistant-Ingénieur CNRS. Le groupe nanosciences est spécialisé dans la physico-chimie des surfaces et des interfaces et ses activités se décomposent comme suit :

·       Nanosciences

·       Nano-tribologie

·       Micro-piles à combustible

·       Physique mathématique de l’information quantique