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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, 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, 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

adma_trap_smallC. 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, doi: 10.1002/adma.201300958 (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

adma_dual_smallS. 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)