Dr. Marta Mas-Torrent’s research group is focused on the design and synthesis/preparation of new functional molecular materials for their application in organic/molecular electronic devices. This is an interdisciplinary group where researchers from different disciplines (i.e., chemistry, materials science, physics, engineering, etc.) are working together. Our work ranges from fundamental studies in order to better understand materials properties to a more applied perspective aiming at developing proof-of-principle devices. Particularly, our areas of interest include synthesis of novel functional molecules (electroactive molecules, organic radicals, etc.), surface self-assembly, crystal engineering, molecular switches, organic field-effect transistors (OFETs) and electrolyte-gated field-effect transistors (EGOFETs), charge transport and organic-based (bio)-sensors.

Marta Mas-Torrent’s Research Group News

NEWS

Inés has received a travel grant from the Spanish Ministry to work 3 months at the University of Bologna in the group of Prof. Beatrice Fraboni. Good luck!

And congratulations to Francesca, who has been selected to participate at the 6th World Materials Institute Forum (WMRIF) Early Career Scientist Summit. This meeting will take place in June at the National Physical Laboratory of Teddington (UK).

 

New paper accepted in Chem.Commun.

New paper accepted in Chem.Commun.

Electrochemically driven host-guest interactions on patterned donor/acceptor self-assembled monolayers

M. S. Maglione, J. Casado-Montenegro, E.-C. Fritz, N. Crivillers, B. J. Ravoo, C. Rovira, M. Mas-Torrent, Chem. Commun., DOI: 10.1039/c8cc00494c

New perspective paper accepted in ACS Omega

New perspective paper accepted in ACS Omega

The role of polymorphism and thin film morphology in organic semiconductors processed by solution shearing

S. Galindo-Riera, A. Tamayo, M. Mas-Torrent, ACS Omega, DOI: 10.1021/acsomega.8b00043

NEWS FROM PERSONNEL

Stefano finished his stay in the group and now he is moving to Strasbourg to continue his research career there. We wish you all the best!

 On the other hand, we welcome Alejandro De Sousa who is starting his PhD with a Severo Ochoa fellowship and Okan Yildiz who a few weeks ago started his Master’s project in the group.

 

New paper accepted in ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces

New paper accepted in ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces

Decoding the vertical phase separation and its impact on C8-BTBT/PS transistors properties

A. Pérez-Rodríguez, I. Temiño, C. Ocal, M. Mas-Torrent, E. Barrena, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, DOI: 10.1021/acsami.7b19279

New paper accepted in Biosensors and Biolectronics

New paper accepted in Biosensors and Biolectronics

Chiral magnetic-nanobiofluids for rapid electrochemical screening of enantiomers at a magneto nanocomposite graphene-paste electrode

J. Muñoz, A. González-Campo, M. Riba-Molinera, M. Baeza, M. Mas-Torrent,  Biosensores and Bioelectronics, .DOI: 10.1016/j.bios.2018.01.024

XVII Escuela Nacional de Materiales Moleculares

XVII Escuela Nacional de Materiales Moleculares

Last week Simona and Adrián participated in the National School of Molecular Materials giving an oral and a poster presentation.

New paper accepted in Journal of the American Chemical Society

New paper accepted in Journal of the American Chemical Society

Robust organic radical molecular junction using acetylene terminated groups for C−Au bond formation

F. Bejarano, I. J. Olavarria-Contreras, A. Droghetti, I. Rungger, A. Rudnev, D. Gutierrez, M. Mas-Torrent, J. Veciana, H. S. J. van der Zant, C. Rovira, E. Burzurí, N. Crivillers, J. Am.Chem.Soc. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.7b10019

10th Meeting of young Catalan researchers

10th Meeting of young Catalan researchers

Francesc and Toni delivered an oral presentation in the 10th meeting of young Catalan researchers that took place on 29-30th of January 2018 in Barcelona.

New paper accepted in Advanced Electronic Materials

New paper accepted in Advanced Electronic Materials

High performance organic field-effect transistors with a solid and aqueous dielectric based on a solution sheared sulfur-bridged annulene derivative

A. Campos, Q. Zhang, M.R. Ajayakumar, F. Leonardi, and M. Mas-Torrent, Adv. Electr. Materials,  DOI: 10.1002/aelm.201700349

New paper accepted in Small

New paper accepted in Small

Fluid Mixing for Low-Power 'Digital Microfluidics' Using Electroactive Molecular Monolayers

M. S. Maglione, S. Casalini, S. Georgakopoulos, M. Barbalinardo, V. Parkula, N. Crivillers, C. Rovira, P. Greco, M. Mas-Torrent, Small,  DOI: 10.1002/smll.2017703344A

Bye Bye Lijia!

Bye Bye Lijia!

We enjoyed having you in the group during this year. We wish you the best!

News from our work

News from our work

One of our papers has been chosen to be highlighted on the Advance Science News web site:

http://www.advancedsciencenews.com/sensing-mercury-via-simple-organic-field-effect-transistors/

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

Visit from a High School

Today some young students from a High School in Calella visited our labs. Inés, Diego and Adrián showed them how we fabricate and study our molecular-based electronic devices. See also the following LINK.

 

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