Spatially Resolved Janus Patterning of Graphene by Direct Laser Writing

Al-Fogra S, Yang B, Jurkiewicz L, Hauke F, Hirsch A, Wei T (2022)

Publication Type: Journal article

Publication year: 2022


DOI: 10.1021/jacs.2c07280


Covalently patterned Janus-functionalized graphene featuring a spatially defined asymmetric bifacial addend binding motif remains a challenging synthetic target. Here, a facile and universal laser writing approach for a one-step covalent Janus patterning of graphene is reported, leading to the formation of up to now elusive graphene architectures, solely consisting of antaratopically functionalized superlattices. The structurally defined covalent functionalization procedure is based on laser-triggered concurrent photolysis of two different photosensitizers situated on both sides of the graphene plane, generating radicals and subsequent addend binding in the laser-irradiated areas only. Careful structure analysis was performed by Raman spectroscopy and Kelvin probe force microscopy. In terms of the advantages of our newly established concept, including a simple/easy-to-operate patterning procedure, arbitrary pattern availability, and a high degree of addend binding, an easy access to tailor-designed Janus-functionalized graphene devices with spatially resolved functional entities can be envisaged.

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Al-Fogra, S., Yang, B., Jurkiewicz, L., Hauke, F., Hirsch, A., & Wei, T. (2022). Spatially Resolved Janus Patterning of Graphene by Direct Laser Writing. Journal of the American Chemical Society.


Al-Fogra, Sabrin, et al. "Spatially Resolved Janus Patterning of Graphene by Direct Laser Writing." Journal of the American Chemical Society (2022).

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