Our scientific outputs


  1. “Lightwave-driven scanning tunnelling spectroscopy of atomically precise graphene nanoribbons”
    Nat. Commun. 2021, 12, 6794.

    S. E. Ammerman, V. Jelic, Y. Wei, V. N. Breslin, M. Hassan, N. Everett, S. Lee, Q. Sun, C. A. Pignedoli, P. Ruffieux, R. Fasel ,and T. L. Cocker

  2. “Evolution of the Topological Energy Band in Graphene Nanoribbons”
    J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2021, 12, 35, 8679–8684. https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acs.jpclett.1c02541
    Qiang Sun*, Yuyi Yan, Xuelin Yao, Klaus Müllen, Akimitsu Narita, Roman Fasel, and Pascal Ruffieux*

  3. “Bottom‐up Fabrication and Atomic‐scale Characterization of Triply‐linked, Laterally π‐Extended Porphyrin Nanotapes”
    Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2021, 60, 16208.

    Q. Sun, L. M. Mateo, R. Robles, N. Lorente, P. Ruffieux, G. Bottari, T. Torres and R. Fasel

  4. “On-surface synthesis of singly and doubly porphyrin-capped graphene nanoribbon segments”
    Chem. Sci. 12, 247-252, 2021
    L. M. Mateo,† Q. Sun,† K. Eimre, C. A. Pignedoli, T. Torres, R. Fasel*, G. Bottari*


  1. “Inducing Open-Shell Character in Porphyrins through Surface Assisted Phenalenyl π‑Extension”
    J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2020, 142, 42, 18109–18117   (selected as front Cover, https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/jacs.0c07781)
    Q. Sun,† L. M. Mateo,† R. Robles,† P. Ruffieux, N. Lorente*, G. Bottari*, T. Torres*, R. Fasel*

  2. “Structural, Electronic, and Vibrational Properties of a Two-Dimensional Graphdiyne-like Carbon Nanonetwork Synthesized on Au(111): Implications for the Engineering of sp-sp2 Carbon Nanostructures”
    ACS Appl. Nano Mater. 2020, 3, 12, 12178–12187 https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acsanm.0c02665
    A. Rabia, F. Tumino, A. Milani, V. Russo, A. L. Bassi, N. Bassi, A. Lucotti, S. Achilli, G. Fratesi, N. Manini, G. Onida, Q. Sun, W. Xu, C. S. Casari*

Some selected papers before moving to SHU:

1. Q. Sun,† X. Yao,† O. Gröning, K. Eimre, C. A. Pignedoli, K. Müllen, A. Narita*, R. Fasel, Pascal Ruffieux*, “Coupled Spin States in Armchair Graphene Nanoribbons with Asymmetric Zigzag Edge Extensions” Nano Lett. 20, 9, 6429, 2020
2. Q. Sun, O. Gröning, J. Overbeck, O. Braun, M. L. Perrin, G. Borin Barin, M. El Abbassi, K. Eimre, E. Ditler, C. Daniels, V. Meunier, C. A. Pignedoli, M. Calame, R. Fasel, P. Ruffieux*, “Massive Dirac fermion behavior in a low bandgap graphene nanoribbon near a topological phase boundary”, Adv. Mater. 32, 1906054, 2020
3. I. Hou,† Q. Sun,† K. Eimre, M. Di Giovannantonio, J. I. Urgel, P. Ruffieux, A. Narita*, R. Fasel*, K. Müllen*, “On-Surface Synthesis of Unsaturated Carbon Nanostructures with Regularly Fused Pentagon–Heptagon Pairs”, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 142, 10291–10296, 2020 (†cofirst author, selected as Cover)
4. L. M. Mateo,† Q. Sun,† S. Liu, J. J. Bergkamp, K. Eimre, C. A. Pignedoli, P. Ruffieux, S. Decurtins,* G. Bottari,* R. Fasel,* T. Torres* “On-Surface Synthesis and Characterization of Triply Fused Porphyrin–Graphene Nanoribbon Hybrids” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 59, 1334-1339, 2020 (†cofirst author, selected as Cover)
5. S. Wang,† Q. Sun,† O. Gröning, R. Widmer, C. A. Pignedoli, L. Cai, X. Yu, B. Yuan, C. Li, H. Ju, J. Zhu, P. Ruffieux, R. Fasel*, Wei Xu*, “On-surface synthesis and characterization of individual polyacetylene chains” Nat. Chem., 11, 924-930, 2019 (†cofirst author)
6. Q. Sun, I. Hou, K. Eimre, C. A. Pignedoli, P. Ruffieux, A. Narita*, R. Fasel*, “On-surface synthesis of polyazulene with 2,6-connectivity”, Chem. Commun., 55, 13466-13469, 2019
7. Q. Sun, X. Yu, M. Bao, M. Liu, J. Pan, Zeqi Zha, L. Cai, H. Ma, C.Yuan, X. Qiu*, W. Xu*, “Direct formation of C-C triple bonded structural motifs by on-surface dehalogenative homocoupling of tribromomethyl molecules” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 57, 4035-4038, 2018
8. Q Sun, R Zhang, J Qiu, R Liu, W. Xu*, “On-surface synthesis of carbon nanostructures” Adv. Mater. 30, 1705630, 2018
9. Q. Sun, B. V. Tran, L. Cai, H. Ma, X. Yu, C. Yuan, M. Stöhr*, W. Xu*, “On-surface formation of cumulene by dehalogenative homocoupling of alkenyl gem-dibromides”, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 56, 12165-12169, 2017
10. Q. Sun, L. Cai, S. Wang, R. Widmer, H. Ju, J. Zhu, L. Li, Y. He, P. Ruffieux, R. Fasel, W. Xu*, “Bottom-up synthesis of metalated carbyne” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 138, 1106-1109, 2016
11. Q. Sun, L. Cai, H. Ma, C. Yuan*, W. Xu*, “Dehalogenative homocoupling of terminal alkynyl bromides on Au(111): incorporation of acetylenic scaffolding into surface nanostructures” ACS Nano 10, 7023-7030, 2016