Mischa Bonn

Mischa Bonn
Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research | MPIP · Molecular Spectroscopy Research Group

PhD

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Introduction
Since 2011, I am head of the Molecular Spectroscopy Department at the MPIP. We are a group of physicists, chemists, biologists, and engineers working to exploit intrinsic molecular motion to learn about the natural world. To that end, we use a combination of cutting edge spectroscopies and microscopies to probe questions regarding physico-chemical coupling in systems relevant in biology and materials science.
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April 2011 - present
Max-Planck-Institut für Polymerforschung
January 2010 - present
RIKEN
January 2006 - December 2012
FOM Institute AMOLF

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The dielectric properties of interfacial water on subnanometer length scales govern chemical reactions, carrier transfer, and ion transport at interfaces. Yet, the nature of the interfacial dielectric function has remained under debate as it is challenging to access the interfacial dielectric with subnanometer resolution. Here we use the vibrationa...
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The dissolution of minerals in contact with water plays a crucial role in geochemistry. However, obtaining molecular insight into interfacial chemistry is challenging. Dissolution typically involves the release of ions from the surface, giving rise to a charged mineral surface. This charge affects the interfacial water arrangement, which can be inv...
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The dissolution of minerals in contact with water plays a crucial role in geochemistry. However, obtaining molecular insight into interfacial chemistry is challenging. Dissolution typically involves the release of ions from the surface, giving rise to a charged mineral surface. This charge affects the interfacial water arrangement, which can be inv...
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Controlling crystal growth and reducing the number of grain boundaries are crucial to maximize the charge carrier transport in organic-inorganic perovskite field-effect transistors (FETs). Herein, the crystallization and growth kinetics of a Sn(II)-based 2D perovskite, using 2-thiopheneethylammonium (TEA) as the organic cation spacer, were effectiv...
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Protein condensation into liquid-like structures is critical for cellular compartmentalization, RNA processing, and stress response. Research on protein condensation has primarily focused on membraneless organelles in the absence of lipids. However, the cellular cytoplasm is full of lipid interfaces, yet comparatively little is known about how lipi...
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Sum-frequency generation (SFG) spectroscopy provides a unique optical probe for interfacial molecules with interface-specificity and molecular specificity. SFG measurements can be further carried out at different polarization combinations, but the target of the polarization-dependent SFG is conventionally limited to investigating the molecular orie...
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Assembly by amyloid-beta (Aβ) peptides is vital for various neurodegenerative diseases. The process can be accelerated by hydrophobic interfaces such as the cell membrane interface and the air-water interface. Elucidating the assembly mechanism for Aβ peptides at hydrophobic interface requires knowledge of the microscopic structure of interfacial p...
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Monoclinic α‐Ag2S is an intriguing member of transition metal sulfides with great potential for all‐inorganic flexible optoelectronics and thermoelectrics. Fabrication of large‐area, high‐quality α‐Ag2S thin films and understanding their charge transport properties are critical for device operations yet have remained largely unexplored. Here, a nov...
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Bottom‐up synthesized graphene nanostructures, including 0D graphene quantum dots and 1D graphene nanoribbons, have recently emerged as promising candidates for efficient, green optoelectronic, and energy storage applications. The versatility in their molecular structures offers a large and novel library of nanographenes with excellent and adjustab...
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Biomembrane hydration is crucial for understanding processes at biological interfaces. While the effect of the lipid headgroup has been studied extensively, the effect (if any) of the acyl chain chemical structure on lipid-bound interfacial water has remained elusive. We study model membranes composed of phosphatidylethanolamine (PE) and phosphatid...
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The controlled introduction of covalent sp$^{3}$ defects into semiconducting single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) gives rise to exciton localization and red-shifted near-infrared luminescence. The single-photon emission characteristics of these functionalized SWCNTs make them interesting candidates for electrically driven quantum light sources....
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The controlled introduction of covalent sp3 defects into semiconducting single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) gives rise to exciton localization and red-shifted near-infrared luminescence. The single-photon emission characteristics of these functionalized SWCNTs make them interesting candidates for electrically driven quantum light sources. Howev...
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The three-dimensional spatial distribution of molecules at soft matter interfaces is crucial for processes ranging from membrane biophysics to atmospheric chemistry. While several techniques can access surface composition, obtaining information on the depth distribution is challenging. We develop a noninvasive, polarization-resolved, surface-specif...
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Various biological aerosol particles such as certain pollen, fungi, and bacteria are known as ice-nucleating particles with high onset freezing temperatures. It came as a surprise when Pummer et al. (2012) found that solubilized macromolecules were responsible for the ice nucleation activity of tree pollen, rather than the grains themselves. More r...
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MXenes are emerging layered materials that are promising for electrochemical energy storage and (opto-)electronic applications. A fundamental understanding of charge transport in MXenes is essential for such applications, but has remained under debate. While theoretical studies pointed to efficient band transport, device measurements have revealed...
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The precise bottom-up synthesis of graphene nanoribbons (GNRs) with controlled width and edge structures may compensate for graphene's limitations, such as the absence of an electronic bandgap. At the same time, GNRs maintain graphene's unique lattice structure in one dimension and provide more open-edge structures compared to graphene, thus allowi...
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Two‐dimensional transition metal carbides and/or nitrides, so‐called MXenes, have been noted as ideal fast‐charging cation‐intercalation electrode materials, which nevertheless suffer from limited specific capacities. Herein, we report that constructing redox‐active phosphorus‐oxygen terminals can be an attractive strategy for Nb4C3 MXenes to remar...
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Two-dimensional covalent organic frameworks (2D COFs) represent a family of crystalline porous polymers with a long-range order and well-defined open nanochannels that hold great promise for electronics, catalysis, sensing, and energy storage. To date, the development of highly conductive 2D COFs has remained challenging due to the finite π-conjuga...
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The freezing of water into ice is a key process that is still not fully understood. It generally requires an impurity of some description to initiate the heterogeneous nucleation of the ice crystals. The molecular structure, as well as the extent of structural order within the impurity in question, both play an essential role in determining its eff...
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Understanding the details of water interacting with graphene is essential for various applications, such as water desalination, energy storage, and catalysis. However, the hydrogen-bonding structure of the water at the graphene-water interface has not been fully understood. Vibrational sum frequency generation (VSFG) spectroscopy is suited to eluci...
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Curved graphene nanoribbons (GNRs) with hybrid edge structures have recently attracted increasing attention due to their unique band structures and electronic properties as a result of their nonplanar conformation. This work reports the solution synthesis of a long and curved multi‐edged GNR (cMGNR) with unprecedented cove–armchair–gulf edge struct...
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The dielectric properties of interfacial water on sub-nanometer length scales govern chemical reactions, carrier transfer, and ion transport at interfaces. Yet, the nature of the interfacial dielectric function has remained debated as it is challenging to access the interfacial dielectric with sub-nanometer resolution. Here, we use the vibrational...
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Many essential processes occur at soft interfaces, from chemical reactions on aqueous aerosols in the atmosphere to biochemical recognition and binding at the surface of cell membranes. The spatial arrangement of molecules specifically at these interfaces is crucial for many of such processes. The accurate determination of the interfacial molecular...
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Sum-frequency generation (SFG) vibrational spectroscopy is a powerful technique to study interfaces at the molecular level. Phase-resolved SFG (PR-SFG) spectroscopy provides direct information on interfacial molecules' orientation. However, its implementation is technologically demanding: it requires the generation of a local oscillator wave and co...
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Combining strong light absorption and outstanding electrical conductivity, hybrid nanographene-graphene (NG-Gr) van der Waals heterostructures (vdWHs) represent an emerging material platform for versatile optoelectronic devices. Interfacial charge transfer (CT), a fundamental process whose full control remains limited, plays a paramount role in det...
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Bacterial ice nucleators (INs) are among the most effective ice nucleators known and are relevant for freezing processes in agriculture, the atmosphere, and the biosphere. Their ability to facilitate ice formation is due to specialized ice-nucleating proteins (INPs) anchored to the outer bacterial cell membrane, enabling the crystallization of wate...
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Antifreeze proteins (AFPs) and glycoproteins (AFGPs) are exemplary at modifying ice crystal growth and at inhibiting ice recrystallization (IRI) in frozen solutions. These properties make them highly attractive for cold storage and cryopreservation applications of biological tissue, food, and other water-based materials. The specific requirements f...
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Highly mobile hot charge carriers are a prerequisite for efficient hot carrier optoelectronics requiring long-range hot carrier transport. However, hot carriers are typically much less mobile than cold ones because of carrier-phonon scattering. Here, we report enhanced hot carrier mobility in Cs2AgBiBr6 double perovskite. Following photoexcitation,...
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Electrochemical deposition has emerged as an efficient technique for preparing conjugated polymer films on electrodes. However, this method encounters difficulties in synthesizing crystalline products and controlling their orientation on electrodes. Here we report electrochemical film deposition of a large polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon. The film...
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Electrochemical deposition has emerged as an efficient technique for preparing conjugated polymer films on electrodes. However, this method encounters difficulties in synthesizing crystalline products and controlling their orientation on electrodes. Here we report electrochemical film deposition of a large polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon. The film...
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Many essential processes occur at soft interfaces, from chemical reactions on aqueous aerosols in the atmosphere to biochemical recognition and binding at the surface of cell membranes. The spatial arrangement of molecules specifically at these interfaces is crucial for many of such processes. The accurate determination of the interfacial molecular...
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Synthesis of covalent organic frameworks (COFs) with desirable organic units furnishes advanced materials with unique functionalities. As an emerging class of two-dimensional (2D) COFs, sp 2 -carbon–conjugated COFs provide a facile platform to build highly stable and crystalline porous polymers. . Herein, a 2D olefin-linked COF was prepared by empl...
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Synthesis of covalent organic frameworks (COFs) with desirable organic units furnishes advanced materials with unique functionalities. As an emerging class of two‐dimensional (2D) COFs, sp 2 ‐carbon–conjugated COFs provide a facile platform to build highly stable and crystalline porous polymers. . Herein, a 2D olefin‐linked COF was prepared by empl...
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Overcoming the intrinsic instability and preserving unique electronic properties are key challenges for the practical applications of black phosphorus (BP) under ambient conditions. Here, it is demonstrated that molecular heterostructures of BP and hexaazatriphenylene derivatives (BP/HATs) enable improved environmental stability and charge transpor...
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Ice-nucleating proteins (INPs) from Pseudomonas syringae are among the most active ice nucleators known, enabling ice formation at temperatures close to the melting point of water. The working mechanisms of INPs remain elusive, but their ice nucleation activity has been proposed to depend on the ability to form large INP aggregates. Here, we provid...
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We explore the charge transport properties of phytic acid (PA) doped polyaniline thin films prepared by the surfactant monolayer-assisted interfacial synthesis (SMAIS). Structural and elemental analysis confirms the inclusion of PA in the thin films and reveals a progressive loss of crystallinity with the increase of PA doping content. Charge trans...
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Filtration through membranes with nanopores is typically associated with high transmembrane pressures and high energy consumption. This problem can be addressed by reducing the respective membrane thickness. Here, a simple procedure is described to prepare ultrathin membranes based on protein nanopores, which exhibit excellent water permeance, two...
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We study the molecular-level properties of the single-crystal ice Ih surface using interface-specific sum frequency generation spectroscopy. We probe the water vibrational bend region around 1650 cm–1 of the basal plane of hexagonal ice to understand the interfacial structure from vibrational properties. As opposed to the stretch mode of ice, the b...
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Methylammonium lead iodide perovskite (MAPbI3) is renowned for an impressive power conversion efficiency rise and cost-effective fabrication for photovoltaics. In this work, we demonstrate that polycrystalline MAPbI3s undergo drastic changes in optical properties at moderate field strengths with an ultrafast response time, via transient Wannier Sta...
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The evaporation of molecules from water–organic solute binary mixtures is key for both atmospheric and industrial processes such as aerosol formation and distillation. Deviations from ideal evaporation energetics can be assigned to intermolecular interactions in solution, yet evaporation occurs from the interface, and the poorly understood interfac...
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Most organic/polymeric semiconductors are p-type semiconductors, whereas their n-type versions are limited in both availability and carrier mobility. How to develop high-rate n-type organic/polymeric semiconductors remains challenging. Here, we report an approach to high-rate n-type semiconductors via topology-directed polycondensation of conventio...
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The fabrication of inorganic nanomaterials is important for a wide range of disciplines. While many purely inorganic synthetic routes have enabled a manifold of nanostructures under well-controlled conditions, organisms have the ability to synthesize structures under ambient conditions. For example, magnetotactic bacteria, can synthesize tiny 'comp...
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Mineral-water interfaces play an important role in many natural as well as technological fields. Fundamental properties of these interfaces are governed by the presence of the interfacial water and its specific structure at the surface. Calcite is particularly interesting as a dominant rock-forming mineral in the earth's crust. Here, we combine ato...
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Unlike in the bulk, the hydrogen bond network of water is interrupted at water interfaces, and thus chemical reaction occurs at the water interface in a different manner than in the bulk, owning to, e.g., the possibility of templating molecules. On-water chemistry has generated highly crystalline, functional 2D materials through surfactant-monolaye...
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Improving the design of nanoparticles for use as drug carriers or biosensors requires a better understanding of the protein–nanoparticle interaction. Here, we present a new tool to investigate this interaction in situ and without additional labeling of the proteins and/or nanoparticles. By combining nonresonant second-harmonic light scattering with...
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Dibenzo[hi,st]ovalene (DBOV) has excellent photophysical properties, including strong fluorescence and high ambient stability. Moreover, the optical blinking properties of DBOV have enabled optical super-resolution single-molecule localization microscopy with an imaging resolution beyond the diffraction limit. Various organic and inorganic fluoresc...
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The charging and dissolution of mineral surfaces in contact with flowing liquids are ubiquitous in nature, as most minerals in water spontaneously acquire charge and dissolve. Mineral dissolution has been studied extensively under equilibrium conditions, even though non-equilibrium phenomena are pervasive and substantially affect the mineral-water...
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The origin of the sum-frequency generation (SFG) signal of the water bending mode has been controversially debated in the past decade. Unveiling the origin of the signal is essential, because different assignments lead to different views on the molecular structure of interfacial water. Here, we combine collinear heterodyne-detected SFG spectroscopy...
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Many promising optoelectronic devices, such as broadband photodetectors, nonlinear frequency converters, and building blocks for data communication systems, exploit photoexcited charge carriers in graphene. For these systems, it is essential to understand the relaxation dynamics after photoexcitation. These dynamics contain a sub-100 fs thermalizat...
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Die Struktur und Interaktion des zentralen Osteopontin-Peptids aus Urin an der Luft-Wasser-Grenzfläche und während der Calciumoxalat-Mineralisierung wurden mit oberflächenspezifischer Schwingungsspektroskopie untersucht. Die Peptide an der Grenzfläche zeigen geordnete und assemblierte β-Turn-Motive mit Bindung von Ca²⁺ und CaC2O4-Mineralien, im Geg...