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November 2023, February 2024: Goodbye SDU, hello UDE!


September 25 - 26, 2023: Horizons Symposium: Electronic & Energy Materials, Humboldt-University Berlin, Germany


September 18 - 22, 2023: 12th Workshop on Spectroscopic Ellipsometry (WSE), Prague


July 16 - 22, 2023: Huaqiao University, Xiamen, China


July 03 - 05, 2023: NIBS Conference, Sonderborg, Denmark

Talk about "Nanomechanics and Excitonics of Squaraine Dunes".


October 29, 2022: Festival MINT Kultur*en 2022 at Landwirtschaftsmuseum Meldorf, Germany

Beetle, showing selective reflection of one kind of circular polarized light .

October 19-22, 2022: KOPO

Meet us at the KOPO 2022 in Bad Honnef, Germany.


August, 2022: Israel Journal of Chemistry Publication

New open access publication about chiral squaraines:

F. Balzer, M.F. Schumacher, S. Mattiello, M. Schulz, J. Zablocki, M. Schmidtmann, K. Meerholz, N.S. Sariciftci, L. Beverina, A. Lützen, M. Schiek, The Impact of Chiral Citronellyl-Functionalization on Indolenine and Anilino Squaraine Thin Films, Isr. J. Chem. 62 (2022) e202100079.


July 29, 2022: J. Phys. Chem. C Publication

New open access publication about Charge-Transfer Excitons in Squaraine Films:

F. Balzer, N. Hestand, J. Zablocki, G. Schnakenburg, A. Lützen, M. Schiek, Spotlight on Charge-Transfer Excitons in Crystalline Textured n-Alkyl Anilino Squaraine Thin Films, J. Phys. Chem. C 126 (2022) 13802-13813.


July 21, 2022: Langmuir Publication

New open access publication about SQIB Polymorphs:

F. Balzer, T. Breuer, G. Witte, M. Schiek, Template and Temperature-Controlled Polymorph Formation in Squaraine Thin Films, Langmuir 38 (2022) 9266-9277.


May 30 - June 03, 2022: Contributions at the E-MRS Spring Meeting

U5.1: Manuela Schiek, S. Funke, M. Duwe, P.H. Thiesen, K. Hingerl, F. Balzer. Dielectric Tensor of Micro-Textured Organic Thin Films obtained by Imaging Mueller Matrix Ellipsometry

U9.3: M. F. Schumacher, T. G. Nguyen, J. Zablocki, A. Lützen, N. J. Hestand, F. Balzer, K. Hingerl, M. Schiek. The Added Value of Circular Dichroism to Study Excitons in Photoactive Organic Semiconductor Thin Films



May 25, 2022: Poster at The 9th International Conference on Spectroscopic Ellipsometry (ICSE-9)

The Dielectric Tensor of Micro-Textured Organic Thin Films Obtained by Imaging Mueller Matrix Ellipsometry.

March and May 2022: Erasmus+ Stay Linz

Result of 15 days in the lab.
Raman Microscopy of Squaraine ripples.
Polarized Raman microscopy of organic fibers.