Organic crystal nanowires

Organic nanowires: Controlled growth, patterning, chemical reactivity and optical properties.

In this area, we explored controlled growth of organic crystal nanowires and how the nanostructures affect the reactivity of the organic materials. We were able to demonstrate patterned and vertical growth of 1,5-diaminoanthraquinone single crystalline nanowires on many solid substrates. These vertical nanowires were found to have outstanding waveguiding and chemical sensing properties.