Publications | Nickel Group


Photodegradation of CuBi2O4 Films Evidenced by Fast Formation of Metallic Bi using Operando Surface-sensitive X-ray Scattering
Davide Derelli, Francesco Caddeo, Kilian Frank, Kilian Krötzsch, Patrick Ewerhardt, Marco Krüger, Sophie Medicus, Lars Klemeyer, Marvin Skiba, Olof Gutowski, Ann-Christin Dippel, Wolfgang J. Parak, Bert Nickel, Dorota Koziej
Angewandte Chemie 62, 43, e202307948, 2023

Comparison of harmonic generation from crystalline and amorphous gallium phosphide nanofilms
Benjamin Tilmann, Tahiyat Huq, Thomas Possmayer, Jakub Dranczewski, Bert Nickel, Haizhong Zhang, Leonid Krivitsky, Arseniy I. Kuznetsov, Leonardo de S. Menezes, Stefano Vezzoli, Riccardo Sapienza, Stefan A. Maier
Advanced Optical Materials, Volume 11, Issue 16, 2300269, 2023

Elucidating the Origins of High Preferential Crystal Orientation in Quasi-2D Perovskite Solar Cells
Lehner, L. E., Demchyshyn, S., Frank, K., Minenkov, A., Kubicki, D. J., Sun, H., Hailegnaw, B., Putz, C., Mayr, F., Cobet, M., Hesser, G., Schöfberger, W., Sariciftci, N. S., Scharber, M. C., Nickel, B., Kaltenbrunner, M.
Advanced Materials 35 (5) 2208061, 2023

Low temperature optical properties of novel lead-free Cs2NaFeCl6 perovskite single crystals
Melina Armer, Patrick Dörflinger, Andreas Weis, Carsten Büchner, Andreas Gottscholl, Julian Höcker, Kilian Frank, Lukas Nusser, Maximilian T. Sirtl, Bert Nickel, Thomas Bein, and Vladimir Dyakonov
Advanced Photonics Research 4, 2023

Lead-Free, Luminescent Perovskite Nanocrystals Obtained through Ambient Condition Synthesis
Fiona Treber, Kilian Frank, Bert Nickel, Carola Lampe, Alexander S. Urban
Small, Volume 19, Issue 30, 2300525, 2023

Fine‐Tuning Blue‐Emitting Halide Perovskite Nanocrystals
Stefan Martin, Nina A. Henke, Carola Lampe, Markus Döblinger, Kilian Frank, Patrick Ganswindt, Bert Nickel, Alexander S. Urban
Advanced Optical Materials, Early View, 2301009, 2023


High-Performance Monolayer MoS2 Field-Effect Transistors on Cyclic Olefin Copolymer-Passivated SiO2 Gate Dielectric
Sirri B. Kalkan, Emad Najafidehaghani, Ziyang Gan, Jan Drewniok, Michael F. Lichtenegger, Uwe Hübner, Alexander S. Urban, Antony George, Andrey Turchanin, Bert Nickel
Advanced Optical Materials, Volume 11, Issue 2, 2201653, 2022

In situ small-angle X-ray scattering reveals strong condensation of DNA origami during silicification
Martina F. Ober, Anna Baptist, Lea Wassermann, Amelie Heuer-Jungemann, Bert Nickel
Nature Communications, volume 13, 5668, 2022

SAXS measurements of azobenzene lipid vesicles reveal buffer-dependent photoswitching and quantitative Z->E isomerisation by X-rays
Martina F. Ober, Adrian Müller-Deku, Anna Baptist, Heinz Amenitsch, Oliver Thorn-Seshold, Bert Nickel
Nanophotonics, 2022

Exciton dynamics in MoS2-pentacene and WSe2-pentacene heterojunctions
Pavel A. Markeev, Emad Najafidehaghani, Gergely F. Samu, Krisztina Sarosi, Sirri Batuhan Kalkan, Ziyang Gan, Antony George, Veronika Reisner, Karoly Mogyorosi, Viktor Chikan, Bert Nickel, Andrey Turchanin, and Michel P. de Jong
ACS Nano 2022, 16, 10, 16668–16676, 2022

Doubly Stabilized Perovskite Nanocrystal Luminescence Downconverters, Qi Xue, C. Lampe, T. Naujoks, K. Frank, M. Gramlich, M. Schoger, W. Vanderlinden, P. Reisbeck, B. Nickel, W. Brütting, A. Urban
Advanced Optical Materials, Volume 10, Issue 14, 2102791, 2022

3D-printed SAXS chamber for controlled in situ dialysis and optical characterization
Tamara Ehm, Julian Philipp,Martin Barkey,Martina Ober, Achim Theo Brinkop, David Simml, Miriam von Westphalen, Bert Nickel, Roy Becka, and Joachim O. Rädler
Journal of Synchrotron Radiation, Volume 29, Part 4, July 2022, Pages 1014-1019, 2022


Optical Membrane Control with Red Light Enabled by Red-Shifted Photolipids
S. Pritzl, D. Konrad, M. Ober, A. Richter, J. Frank, B. Nickel, D. Trauner, T. Lohmueller
Langmuir 38, 1, 385 (2021) get article

Wafer scale synthesis of organic semiconductor nanosheets for van der Waals heterojunction devices
S. Kalkan, E. Najafidehaghani, Z. Gan, F. Apfelbeck, U. Hübner, A. George, A. Turchanin, B. Nickel
npj 2D Materials 5, Article number: 92 (2021) get article

Modular Assembly of Vibrationally and Electronically Coupled Rhenium Bipyridine Carbonyl Complexes on Silicon, J. Bartl, C. Thomas. A. Henning, M. Ober, G. Savasci, B. Yazdanshenas, P. Deimel, E. Magnano, F. Bondino, P. Zeller, L. Gregoratti, M.Amati, C. Paulus, F. Allegretti, A. Cattani-Scholz, J. Barth, C. Ochsenfeld, B. Nickel, I. Sharp, M. Stutzmann, B. Rieger
JACS (2021) get acticle

X-ray studies bridge the molecular and macro length scales during the emergence of CoO assemblies
L. Grote, C. Zito, K. Frank, AC. Dippel, P. Reisbeck, K. Pitala, K. Kvashnina, S. Bauters, B. Detlefs, O. Ivashko, P. Pandit, M. Rebber, S. Harouna-Mayer, B. Nickel, and D. Koziej
Nature Communications 4429 (2021) get article

T. Lohmüller, B. Nickel and J. O. Rädler
Supported Lipid Bilayers
In Handbook of Lipid Membranes: Molecular, Functional, and Materials Aspects (1st ed.)
CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group: Boca Raton (2021) get article

X‑ray-based techniques to study the Nano-Bio interface
Carlos M. Sánchez-Sánchez et al
ACS Nano (2021) get article


Nanostructured amorphous gallium phosphide on silica for nonlinear and ultrafast nanophotonics
B. Tilmann, G. Grinblat, R. Berté, M. Özcan, V. F. Kunzelmann, B. Nickel, I. D. Sharp, E. Cortés, S. A. Maier, and Yi Li
Nanoscale Horizons (2020) get article

Growth of Perovskite CsPbBr3 Nanocrystals and Their Formed Superstructures Revealed by In Situ Spectroscopy
He Huang, Maximilian W. Feil, Simon Fuchs, Tushar Debnath, Alexander F. Richter, Yu Tong, Linzhong Wu, Yiou Wang, Markus Döblinger, and Bert Nickel
Chemistry of Materials (2020) get article

Chiral Assembly of GoldSilver CoreShell Plasmonic Nanorods on DNA Origami with Strong Optical Activity
L. Nguyen, M. Dass, M. F. Ober, L. V. Besteiro, Z. M. Wang, B. Nickel, A. O. Govorov, T. Liedl, A. Heuer-Jungemann
ACS Nano online (2020) get article

Seed Crystal Free Growth of High-quality Double Cation – Double Halide Perovskite Single Crystals for Optoelectronic Applications
J. Höcker, M. Özcan, S Hammer, M. Fischer, B. Bichler, M. Armer, P. Rieder, V. Drach, J. Pflaum, B. Nickel, V. Dyakonov
Journal of Materials Chemistry C online (2020) get article

V. Mantella, M. Strach, K. Frank, J. R. Pankhurst, D. Stoian, C. Gadiyar, B. Nickel, R. Buonsanti, Polymer Lamellae as Reaction Intermediates in the Formation of Copper Nanospheres as Evidenced by In Situ X‐ray Studies
Angewandte Chemie Int. Ed. online (2020) get article

P. Urban, S. Pritzl, M. Ober, C. Dirscherl, C. Pernpeintner, D. Konrad, J. Frank, D. Trauner, B. Nickel, T. Lohmueller
A Lipid Photoswitch Controls Fluidity in Supported Bilayer Membranes
Langmuir 36, 2629 (2020) get article


V. Hintermayr, C. Lampe, M. Löw, J. Roemer, W. Vanderlinden, M. Gramlich, A. Böhm, C. Sattler, B. Nickel, T. Lohmueller, A. Urban, Polymer nanoreactors shield perovskite nanocrystals from degradation
Nano Letters 19, 4928 (2019) get article

P. Böhm, A. Koutsioubas, J.-F. Moulin, J.O. Rädler, E. Sackmann, B. Nickel
Probing the interface structure of adhering cells by contrast variation neutron reflectometry
Langmuir 35, 513 (2019) get article


J. Roemer, S. Demchyshyn, A. Böhm, O. Gutowski, K. Frank, N.S. Sariciftci, M. Kaltenbrunner, and B. Nickel
X-ray study of anisotropically shaped metal halide perovskite nanoparticles in tubular pores
Applied Physics Letters 113, 251901 (2018) get article

C. Liewald, S. Strohmair, H. Hecht, E. D. Głowackic, B. Nickel
Scanning photocurrent microscopy of electrons and holes in the pigment semiconductor epindolidione
Organic Electronics 60, 51 (2018) get article

T. Zhang, C. Hartl, K. Frank, A. Heuer-Jungemann, S. Fischer, P. C. Nickels, B. Nickel, T. Liedl
3D DNA Origami Crystals
Advanced Materials 30, 1800273 (2018) get_acticle get_arXiv

G. Cevc, I. Berts, S. Fischer, J.O. Rädler, and B. Nickel
Nanostructures in n-Octanol Equilibrated with Additives and/or Water
Langmuir 34, 6285 (2018) get article

B. Blaschke, P. Böhm, S. Drieschner, B. Nickel , and J. Garrido
Lipid Monolayer Formation and Lipid Exchange Monitored by a Graphene Field-Effect Transistor
Langmuir 34, 4224 (2018) get_article

C. Hartl, K. Frank, H. Amenitsch, S. Fischer, T. Liedl, B. Nickel
Position Accuracy of Gold Nanoparticles on DNA Origami Structures Studied with Small-Angle X-ray Scattering
Nano Letters 18 , 2609 (2018) get article


S. Demchyshyn, J.Roemer, H. Groiss, H. Heilbrunner, C. Ulbricht, D. Apaydin, A. Böhm, U. Ruett, F. Bertram, G. Hesser, M. Scharber, N.S. Sariciftci, B. Nickel, S. Bauer,. E.D. Głowacki, M. Kaltenbrunner,
Confining Metal-Halide Perovskites in Nanoporous Thin Films
Science Advances (in press) get arxiv preprint

S. J. Noever, M. Eder, F. del Giudice, J. Martin, F. Werkmeister, S. Hallwig, S. Fischer, O. Seeck, N.-E. Weber, C. Liewald, F. Keilmann, A. Turchanin, B. Nickel
Transferable organic semiconductor nanosheets for application in electronic devices
Advanced Materials (2017) get article

L. Polavarapu, B. Nickel, J. Feldmann, A. S. Urban
Advances in quantum-confined perovskite nanocrystals for optoelectronics (mini-review)
Advanced Energy Materials (in press)


F. Werkmeister, B. Nickel
Fast detection of blood gases by solution gated organic field effect transistors
Organic Electronics (2016) get article (open access)

C. Liewald, D. Reiser, C. Westermeier, B. Nickel
Photocurrent microscopy of contact resistance and charge carrier traps in organic field-effect transistors
Applied Physics Letters 109, 53301 (2016) get article

S. Yazji, C. Westermeier, D. Weinbrenner, M. Sachsenhauser, K.-C. Liao, S. Noever, P. Postorino., J. Schwartz, G. Abstreiter, B. Nickel, I. Zardo, A. Cattani-Scholza
Surface-Directed Molecular Assembly of Pentacene on Aromatic Organophosphonate Self-Assembled Monolayers Explored by Polarized Raman Spectroscopy
Journal of Raman Spectroscopy (2016) get article

S. Fischer, C. Hartl, K. Frank, J. Rädler, T. Liedl, B. Nickel
Shape and inter-helical spacing of DNA origami nanostructures studied by small angle X-ray scattering
Nano Letters 16, 4282 (2016) get article

H. Schamoni, S. Noever, B. Nickel, M. Stutzmann, J. Garrido
α,ω-Dihexyl-sexithiophene thin films for solution-gated organic field-effect transistors
Applied Physics Letters 108, 73301 (2016) get article

L. Bruetzel, S. Fischer, A. Salditt, S. Sedlak, B. Nickel, J. Lipfert
A Mo-Anode-Based In-House Source for Small-Angle X-Ray Scattering Measurements of Biological Macromolecules
Rev. Sci. Instruments 87, 025103 (2016) get article

F. Werkmeister, T. Koide, B. Nickel
Ammonia sensing for enzymatic urea detection with organic field effect transistors and a semipermeable membrane
J. Mater. Chem. B, 2016, 4, pp. 162-168 get article


F. Werkmeister, T. Koide, B. Nickel
Ammonia sensing for enzymatic urea detection with organic field effect transistors and a semipermeable membrane, J. Mater. Chem. B (2015) get article

C. Liewald, S. Noever, S. Fischer , J. Roemer , T. U. Schülli, B. Nickel
Microdiffraction Imaging — a Suitable Tool to Characterize Organic Electronic Devices
AIMS Materials Science 2, 372 (2015) get article

J. A. Sichert, Yu Tong, N. Mutz, M. Vollmer, S. F. Fischer, K. Z. Milowska, R. Garcia Cortadella, B. Nickel, C. Cardenas-Daw, J. K. Stolarczyk, A. S. Urban, J. Feldmann
Quantum Size Effect in Organometal Halide Perovskite Nanoplatelets
Nano Letters 15, 6521 (2015) get article

F. X. Werkmeister, S. J. Noever, B. Nickel
Sub-monolayer percolation of pentacene on rough parylene-C dielectrics
Organic Electronics 26, 439 (2015) get article

B. Nickel, T. Liedl
Commentary: DNA-linked superlattices get into shape
Nature Materials 14, 746 (2015) get article

A. Guggenmos, M.Jobst, M. Ossiander, S. Radünz, J Riemensberger, M. Schäffer, A. Akil, C. Jakubeit, P. Böhm, S. Noever, B. Nickel, R. Kienberger, U. Kleineberg
Chromium/scandium multilayer mirrors for isolated attosecond pulses at 145 eV
Optics Letters Vol. 40, 2846 (2015) get article

N. Minar, Kun Hou, C. Westermeier, M. Doeblinger; J. Schuster, F. Hanusch, B. Nickel, G. Ozin, T. Bein
A Highly-Ordered 3D Covalent Fullerene Framework
Angewandte Chemie Int. Ed. 54, 7577 (2015) get article

S. Jaksch, F. Lipfert, A. Koutsioubas, S. Mattauch, O. Holderer, O. Ivanova, H. Frielinghaus, S. Hertrich, S. Fischer, B. Nickel, Influence of ibuprofen on phospholipid membranes
Phys. Rev. E 91, 022716 (2015) get article


A. Guggenmos, S. Radünz, R. Rauhut, M. Hofstetter, S. Venkatesan, A. Wochnik, E. Gullikson, S. Fischer, B. Nickel, C. Scheu, U. Kleineberg, Ion polished broadband CrSc attosecond mirrors for high water window reflectivity
Optics Express 22 (22), 26526 (2014) get article

P. J. F. Röttgermann, S. Hertrich, I. Berts, M. Albert, F. J. Segerer, B. Nickel, J. O. Rädler
Cell Motility on PEG Block Copolymers Correlates to Fibronectin Surface Adsorption
Macromolecular Bioscience (2014), doi:10.1002/mabi.201400246 get article

S. Hertrich, F. Stetter, A. Rühm, T. Hugel, B. Nickel
Highly hydrated deformable polyethylene glycol tethered lipid bilayers
Langmuir 30 (31), 9442 (2014) get article

C. Westermeier, A. Cernescu, S. Amarie, C. Liewald, F. Keilmann, B. Nickel
Sub-micron phase coexistence in small-molecule organic thin films revealed by infrared nano-imaging
Nature Communications 5, Article Number 4101, doi: 10.1038/ncomms5101 (2014) get article

A. Guggenmos, S. Radünz, R. Rauhut, M. Hofstetter, S. Venkatesan, A. Wochnik, C. Scheu, E. Gullikson, S. Fischer, B. Nickel, U. Kleineberg, Attosecond broadband multilayer mirrors for the water window spectral range
Proc. SPIE 9207, Advances in X-Ray/EUV Optics and Components IX, 92070L (2014) get article


A. Guggenmos, R. Rauhut, M. Hofstetter, S. Hertrich, B. Nickel, J. Schmidt, E. M. Gullikson, M. Seibald, W. Schnick, U. Kleineberg, Aperiodic CrSc multilayer mirrors for attosecond water window pulses
Optics Express 21, 21728 (2013) get article

C. Westermeier, M. Fiebig, B. Nickel
Mapping of Trap Densities and Hotspots in Pentacene Thin-Film Transistors by Frequency-Resolved Scanning Photoresponse Microscopy
Advanced Materials 25, 5719-5724, (2013) get article

F. Werkmeister, B. Nickel
Towards Flexible Organic Thin Film Transistors (OTFTs) for Biosensing
Journal of Materials Chemistry B, Materials for biology and medicine (2013) get article

A. Guggenmos, M. Hofstetter, R. Rauhut, C. Späth, S. Hertrich, B. Nickel, S. Yang, E. M. Gullikson, J. Schmidt, M. Seibald, W. Schnick, F. Krausz, U. Kleineberg
Broadband multilayer mirror and diffractive optics for attosecond pulse shaping in the 280-500 eV photon energy range
EPJ Web of Conferences 41, 01011 (2013) get article

S. Noever, S. Fischer, B. Nickel
Dual channel operation upon n-channel percolation in a pentacene-C60 ambipolar organic thin film transistor
Advanced Materials 25, 2147 (2013) get article


S. Stanglmaier, S. Hertrich, K. Fritz, JF. Moulin, M. Haese-Seiller, J. Rädler, B. Nickel
Asymmetric distribution of anionic phospholipids in supported lipid bilayers
Langmuir 28 10818 (2012) get article

A. Cattani-Scholz, Kung-Ching Liao, A. Bora, A. Pathak, C. Hundschell, B. Nickel, J. Schwartz, G. Abstreiter, M. Tornow
Molecular Architecture: Construction of Self-Assembled Organophosphonate Duplexes and Their Electrochemical Characterization
Langmuir 28 7889 (2012) get article

H. Hesse, C. Schaffer, C. Hundschell, A. Narita, X. Feng, K. Müllen, B. Nickel, L. Schmidt-Mende
Large polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons for application in donor-acceptor photovoltaics
Physica Status Solidi 209 785 (2012) get article

M. Göllner, G. Glasbrenner, B. Nickel
An Electrochemical Transducer based on a Pentacene Double-Gate Thin-Film Transistor
Electroanalysis 24 214 (2012) get article


A. Cattani-Scholz, K-C. Liao, A. Bora, A. Pathak, M. Krautloher, B. Nickel, J. Schwartz, M. Tornow, G. Abstreiter
A new molecular architecture for molecular electronics
Angewandte Chemie Int. Ed. 50 37 A11 (2011) get article

H. Hesse, J. Weickert, C. Hundschell, Xinliang Feng, K. Müllen, B. Nickel, A. J. Mozer, L. Schmidt-Mende
Perylene sensitization of fullerenes for improved performance in organic photovoltaics
Advanced Energy Materials 1 861 (2011) get article

M. Hofstetter, A. Aquila, M. Schultze, A. Guggenmos, S. Yang, E. Gullikson, M. Huth, B. Nickel, J. Gagnon, V. S. Yakovlev, E. Goulielmakis, F. Krausz, U. Kleineberg
Lanthanum-molybdenum multilayer mirrors for attosecond pulses between 80 and 130 eV
New Journal of Physics 13 063038 (2011) get article


M. Huth, S. Hertrich, G. Mezo, E. Madarasz, B. Nickel
Neural stem cell spreading on lipid based artificial cell surfaces, characterized by X-ray and neutron reflectometry
Materials 3 4994 (2010) get article

M. Göllner, M. Huth, B. Nickel
Pentacene thin film transistors encapsulated by a thin alkane layer operated in an aqueous ionic environment
Advanced Materials 22 4350 (2010) get article, selected for Photon science highlights at DESY

K. Fritz, G. Fritz, B. Windschiegl, C. Steinem, B. Nickel
Conformation of Annexin II tetramer and its impact on the structure and diffusivity of supported lipid bilayers
Soft Matter 6 4084 (2010) get article, selected for virtual Journal of Biophysics

M. Fiebig, D. Beckmeier, B. Nickel
Thickness-dependent in-situ studies of trap states in pentacene thin film transistors
Applied Physics Letters 96 83304 (2010) get article

H. Marciniak, B. Nickel, S. Lochbrunner
The Ultrafast Dynamics of Electronic Excitations in Pentacene Thin Films
Mater. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. Vol. 1270 II09-53 (2010) get article


W. Gajewski, M. Huth, F. Buth, B. Nickel, M. Stutzmann, and J.A. Garrido
Photoresponse and morphology of pentacene thin films controlled by oxidized and reduced diamond surfaces
Physical Review B 80 235311 (2009) get article

H. Marciniak, I. Pugliesi, B. Nickel, S. Lochbrunner
Ultrafast singlet and triplet dynamics in microcrystalline pentacene films
Physical Review B 79 235318 (2009) get article
Editor selection, also selected for Virtual Journal of Ultrafast Science 8 7 (2009) abstract

B. Nickel
Pentacene devices: Molecular structure, Charge Transport, and Photo Response
Physical and Chemical aspects of organic electronics, Edited by C. Wöll, Wiley (2009)

H. Marciniak, B. Nickel, S. Lochbrunner
Electronic Excitations in Pentacene Films: Singlet versus Triplet Dynamics
Ultrafast Phenomena XVI Springer Series in Chemical Physics 92, P. Corkum, S. De Silvestri, K. A. Nelson, E. Riedle, and R. W. Schoenlein, eds.(Springer-Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg 2009), pp 376-378 get article

M. Fiebig, C. Erlen, M. Göllner, P. Lugli, B. Nickel
Spatially Resolved Photoresponse Measurements on Pentacene Thin-Film Transistors
Applied Physics A: Organic Materials for Electronic Applications 95 113 (2009) get article


B. Nickel
Nanostructure of supported lipid bilayers in water
Biointerphases 3 (3) FC40 (2008) get article

M. Tornow, A. Cattani-Scholz, D. Pedone, M. Dubey, S. Neppl, B. Nickel, P. Feulner, J. Schwartz, G. Abstreiter
Organophosphonate based PNA-functionalization of silicon nanowires for label-free DNA detection
ACS Nano 2 (8) 1653 (2008) get article

C. Reich, M. Horton, B. Krause, A. Gast, J. Rädler, B. Nickel
Asymmetric structural features in single supported lipid bilayers containing cholesterol and GM1 resolved with synchrotron X-ray reflectivity
Biophysical Journal 95 (2) 657 (2008) get article

E. Bystrenova, I. Tonazzini, A. Lazar, P. Stoliar, C. Dionigi, M. Cacace, F. Biscarini, M. Huth, B. Nickel, M. Jelitai, E. Madarasz
Neural Networks Grown on Organic Semiconductors
Advanced Functional Materials 18 1-6 (2008) get article

B. Nickel, M. Fiebig, S. Schiefer, M. Göllner, M. Huth, C. Erlen, P. Lugli
Pentacene devices: Molecular structure, charge transport and photo response
Phys. stat. sol. (a)1– 8 (2008) get article


J.-O. Vogel, I. Salzmann, R. Opitz, S. Duhm, B. Nickel, J. P. Rabe, N. Koch
Sub-nm control of the inter-layer spacing in thin films of intercalated rod-like conjugated molecules
Journal of Physical Chemistry 111 (51) 14097 (2007) get article

C. Daniel, K.E. Sohn, T.E. Mates, E.J. Kramer, J.O. Rädler, E. Sackmann, B. Nickel, L. Andruzzi
Structural Characterization of an Elevated Lipid Bi-Layer Obtained by Stepwise Functionalization of a Self-Assembled Alkenyl Silane Film
Biointerphases 2 3 109 (2007) get article

Press coverage by Rainer Scharf, Physik Journal 6 (2007) p101-103
Highlights Arbeitskreis Atome, Moleküle, Quantenoptik, Plasma: Exzitonen in organischen Halbleitern

H. Marciniak, M. Fiebig, M. Huth, S. Schiefer, B. Nickel, F. Selmaier, and S. Lochbrunner
Ultrafast Exciton Relaxation in Microcrystalline Pentacene Films
Physical Review Letters 99 176402 (2007) get article
also selected for Virtual Journal of Ultrafast Science Iss. 11 (2007)

L. Andruzzi, B. Nickel, G. Schwake, J.O. Rädler, K.E. Sohn, T.E. Mates, E.J. Kramer
Bio-selective surfaces by chemically amplified constructive microlithography
Surface Science 601 4984 (2007) get article

S. Schiefer, M.Huth, A. Dobrinevski, B. Nickel
Determination of the crystal structure of substrate-induced pentacene polymorphs in fibre structured thin films
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 129 (33) 10316 (2007) get article

M. R. Horton, C. Reich, A. P. Gast, J. O. Rädler, B. Nickel
Structure and dynamics of crystalline protein layers peripherally bound to supported lipid bilayers
Langmuir 23 6263 (2007)

I. Salzmann, R. Opitz, S. Rogaschewski, J. P. Rabe, B. Nickel, N. Koch
Phase separation in vacuum co-deposited pentacene/6,13-pentacenequinone thin films
Phys. Rev B 75 174108 (2007) get article

M. Pedio, B. Doyle, N. Mahne, A. Giglia, F. Borgatti, S. Nannarone, S. K. M. Henze, R. Temirov, F. S. Tautz, L. Casalis, R. Hudej, M. F. Danisman, B. Nickel, Growth of pentacene on Ag(111) surface: A NEXAFS study
Applied Surface Science 254 (1): 103-107 Sp. Iss. SI OCT 31 2007

B. Nickel
FRM II hosts workshop on biological and soft matter interfaces
Neutron News 18 12 (2007)


N. Koch, I. Salzmann, J.P. Rabe, A. Vollmer, H. Weiss, B. Nickel
Evidence for Electron Band Dispersion in Pentacene
Physical Review Letters 96 156803 (2006) get article

T. Di Luccio, A. M. Laera, L- Tapfer, S. Kempter, R. Kraus, B. Nickel
Controlled nucleation and growth of CdS Nanoparticles in a polymer matrix
Phys. Chem. B 110 12603 (2006)

C. Erlen, P. Lugli, M. Fiebig, B. Nickel
Transient TCAD simulation of three-stage organic ring oscillator
Journal of Computational Electronics 5 Nr. 4 p345 (2006) get article

A. C. Dürr, B. Nickel, V. Sharma, U. Täffner, H. Dosch
Observation of competing modes in the growth of DIP on SiO2
Thin solid films 503 127 (2006) get article

C. Reich, P.A. Neff, A.R. Bausch, J.O. Rädler, B. Nickel
Supported membranes on polyelectrolyte layers studied by x-ray reflectometry
Physica Status Solidi (a) 203 3463 (2006) get article

R. Kampmann, M. Haese-Seiller, V. Kudryashov, B. Nickel, C. Daniel, W. Fenzl, A. Schreyer, E. Sackmann, J. Rädler
"Horizontal ToF-neutron reflectometer REFSANS at FRM-II Munich/Germany: First tests and status"
Physica B 385-86 1161 (2006)

Press coverage by Ralf Steinbacher, Süddeutsche Zeitung Lokalteil Landkreis Nord, 5.Mai (2006)
"Präzise Untersuchung an Schichtgrenzen"

M. Hochrein, C. Reich, B. Krause, J. Rädler, B. Nickel
"Structure and Mobility of Lipid Membranes on a Thermoplastic Substrate"
Langmuir 2 538 (2006) get article


C. Reich, M. Hochrein, B. Krause, B. Nickel
"A Microfluidic Setup for Studies of Solid-Liquid Interfaces using X-ray Reflectivity and Fluorescence Microscopy"
Review of Scientific Instruments 76, 095103 (2005)
also selected for Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology 12 Iss. 12 (2005)
also selected for Virtual Journal of Biological Physics Research 10 Iss. 6 (2005)

B. Baur, G. Steinhoff, J. Hernando, O. Purrucker, M. Tanaka, B. Nickel, M. Stutzmann and M. Eickhoff
"Chemical Functionalization of GaN and AlN Surfaces"
Applied Physics Letters 87, 263901 (2005) get article

PA. Neff, A. Naji, C. Ecker, B. Nickel, R. von Klitzing, AR. Bausch
"Electrical Detection of Self-Assembled Polyelectrolyte Multilayers by a Thin Film Resistor"
Macromolecules 39 463 (2006) get article


B. Nickel, R. Barabash, R. Ruiz, N. Koch, A. Kahn, L. C. Feldman, R. F. Haglund, G. Scoles
Dislocation Arrangements in Pentacene Thin Films
Phys. Rev. B 70, 125401 (2004) get article

R. Ruiz, A. C. Mayer, G. G. Malliaras, B. Nickel, G. Scoles, A. Kazimirov, H. Kim,R. L. Headrick, Z. Islam
"Structure of pentacene thin films"
Applied Physics Letters 85 4926 (2004) get article

R. Ruiz, D. Choudhary, B. Nickel, T. Toccoli, K.-C. Chang, A.C. Mayer, P. Clancy, J.M. Blakely, R.L. Headrick, S. Iannotta, G.G. Malliaras
Pentacene thin film growth
Chemistry of Materials Nov. 16, Special Issue on Organic Electronics (2004) get article

T. Di Luccio, B. Nickel, F. Antolini, M. Pentimalli , L. Tapfer
"Structure of Nanocomposite films of CdS nanoparticles in a polymer matrix"
Mater. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. 847 (2004)

Eric L. Hanson, Jeffrey Schwartz, Bert Nickel, Norbert Koch, and Mehmet Fatih Danisman
Structural Characterization of Self-Assembled Monolayer Films of (α–Quarterthiophene)phosphonate Bonded to the Silicon Native Oxide Surface
Scientific Highlights from the NSLS July 2004


R.Ruiz, B.Nickel, N.Koch, G.Scoles, L.C.Feldman, R.F.Haglund, A.Kahn, F.Family, G.Scoles
Dynamic Scaling, Island Size Distribution, and Morphology in the Aggregation Regime of Submonolayer Pentacene Films
Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 136102 (2003) get article

L.Casalis, M. F.Danisman, B.Nickel, G.Bracco, S.Ianotta, and G.Scoles
Hyperthermal Molecular Beam Deposition of Highly Ordered Organic Thin Films
Phys. Rev. Lett. 90, 206101 (2003) get article

R.Ruiz, B.Nickel, N.Koch, G.Scoles, L.C.Feldman, R.F.Haglund, A.Kahn,
Pentacene ultrathin film formation on reduced and oxidized Si surfaces
Phys. Rev. B 67, 125406 (2003) get article

E.L.Hanson, J.Schwartz, B.Nickel, M.F.Danisman, N.Koch
Bonding Self-Assembled Compact Monolayers to the Native Oxide Surface of Silicon
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 125 16074 (2003)

D.J.Vanderah, R.S.Gates, V.Silin, D.N.Zeiger, C.W.Meuse, G.Valincius, B.Nickel
Isostructural Self-Assembled Monolayers. 1. Octadecyl 1-Thiaoligo(ethylene oxides)
Langmuir 19, 2612 (2003)

N. Koch, B. Nickel, J. Ghijsen, A. Elschner, J. Schwartz, J.-J. Pireaux, A. Kahn,
Metal versus Polymer Electrodes in Organic Devices: Energy Level Alignment, Hole Injection, and Structure
Mater. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. (April 2003)


B.Nickel, F.Schlesener, W.Donner, C.Detlefs, H.Dosch,
Crossover between strong- and weak-field critical adsorption and the determination of the universal exponent eta (perp.)
J. Chem. Phys. 117, 902 (2002)

R.Ruiz, L.C.Feldman, R.F.Haglund Jr., R.A. McKee, N.Koch, B.Nickel, J.Pflaum, G.Scoles, A.Kahn,
Growth and Morphology of Pentacene Films on Oxide Surfaces
Mater. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. 708 (2002) BB.10.54


B.Nickel, J.Major, W.Donner, A.Rühm, H.Dosch et al.,
Spin-resolved off-specular neutron scattering maps from magnetic multilayers using polarized 3He gas as a neutron spin filter
Rev. Sci. Inst. 72, 163 (2001)

A.Vorobiev, G.Gordeyev, W.Donner, H.Dosch, B.Nickel et al.,
Reflectivity and off-specular neutron scattering from the free ferrofluid surface and silicon-ferrofluid interface
Physica B 297, 194 (2001)


B.Nickel, W.Donner, H.Dosch et al.,
Critical adsorption and dimensional crossover in epitaxial FeCo films
Phys. Rev. Lett. 85, 134 (2000)

B.Toperverg, A.Vorobiev, G.Gordeyev, B.Nickel et al.,
Reflectivity and off-specular neutron scattering from ferrofluid
Physica B 283, 203 (2000)


S.Krimmel, W.Donner, B.Nickel, H.Dosch et al.,
Surface-segregation induced critical phenomena at the FeCo(001) surface
Phys. Rev. Lett. 78, 3880 (1997)