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Martin Brinkmann

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Dr. Habil. Martin Brinkmann (07.10.1971 in Mulhouse, France)

Directeur de Recherche CNRS

Institut Charles Sadron

CNRS Université de Strasbourg

23 rue du loess

67034 Strasbourg – France

h=41, 120 publications


Scientific Career

Since 2013          Director of Research CNRS

2002.                   Invited Researcher EPFL, group of L. Zuppiroli  

2000 -2013          Senior Scientist CNRS     

1999-2000           Postdoctoral researcher MIT, Cambridge, USA

1997-1999           Postdoctoral researcher at CNR Bologna, Italy

1994-1997           PhD, University Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg


Scientific Focus

Structure and morphology in thin organic films,

Organic semiconductors,

Transmission Electron Microscopy,

Crystallization and orientation of polymer and molecular materials,

Growth control in organic thin films. Polymer Thermoelectric Materials.

Scientific Awards

2007                    CNRS Bronze Medal

2011                    Prize of Groupe Français des Polymères – Société Française de Physique

Funded projects

-        ANRs: MATISSE (PI), MYOSOTIS (PI), PICASSO (PI), ANISOTHERM (thermoelectric materials, coordinator), PSLM (PI)

-        EU-projects : HYMEC, EUROFET, EUROLED, Interreg Rhin-Solar, ITN HORATES (thermoelectric materials)

-        PHC PROCOPE CrysControl and franco-thai project.

-        Idex attractivité grant (1 PhD)


-        Bourse Région Grand’Est (1 PhD) and Région Alsace (2 PhD)

-        Cifre grant (1 PhD)


Management activities

2013-2020      SYCOMMOR Group leader, ICS

2018-now      Deputy-director of Doctoral School of Physics and Chemical Physics             

                      ED182, Strasbourg

2017-now.      IC FRC and GFP member

2018-now: Coordinator ANR ANISOTHERM


12 PhD students  (Bruno Schmaltz, Christelle Vergnat, Navaphun Kayunkid, Lucia Hartmann, Alexandru Sarbu, Amer Hamidi-Sakr, Morgane Diebold, Vishnu Vijajakumar, Marion Brosset, Yuhan Zong, Shubhradip Guchait),

7 postdocs (Jean-François Moulin, Sirapat Pratontep, Navaphun Kayunkid, Uttiya Sureeporn, Nicolas Crespo-Monteiro, Maria Girleanu, Laure Biniek)

Teaching “Structure and Growth of Conjugated Polymer and Molecular Materials” , Master polymer Science (2010-2012), Strasbourg.


Reviewing: Macromolecules, Chemistry of Materials, JACS, Advanced Functional Materials,  Advanced Materials, J. Mater. Chem. C

Project reviewer for ANR, DFG, NSF, Swiss national Science foundation


Five most important publications

1) M. Brinkmann, J.-C. Wittmann: Orientation of regio-regular poly(3-hexylthiophene) by directional solidification: a simple method to reveal the semi-crystalline structure of a conjugated polymer, Adv. Mat. 2006, 18, 860.

2) N. Kayunkid, S. Uttiya and M. Brinkmann: Structural model of regioregular poly(3-hexylthiophene) obtained by electron diffraction analysis, Macromolecules 2010, 43, 4961.

3) M. Brinkmann, E. Gonthier, S. Bogen, K. Tremmel, S. Ludwigs, M. Hufnagel, M. Sommer: Segregated versus mixed stacking of bithiophene and naphthalene bisimide units in highly oriented films of an n-type polymeric semiconductor, ACS Nano, 2012, 6, 10319.

4) A. Hamidi Sakr, L. Biniek, S. Fall, M. Brinkmann: Precise control of crystal size in highly oriented regioregular poly(3-hexylthiophene) thin films prepared by high temperature rubbing: correlations with optical properties and charge transport, Adv. Funct. Mat. 2016, 26, 408.

5) Vijayakumar, V.; Zhong, Y.; Untilova, V.; Bahri, M.; Herrmann, L.; Biniek, L.; Leclerc, N.; Brinkmann, M. Bringing Conducting Polymers to High Order: Toward Conductivities beyond 105 S cm−1 and Thermoelectric Power Factors of 2 mW m−1 K−2. Advanced Energy Materials 2019, 9, 1900266.



Durand, P.; Zeng, H.; Biskup, T.; Vijayakumar, V.; Untilova, V.; Kiefer, C.; Heinrich, B.; Herrmann, L.; Brinkmann, M.; Leclerc, N. (2022), Single Ether-Based Side Chains in Conjugated Polymers: Toward Power Factors of 2.9 mW m(-1) K-2,Advanced Energy Materials,12(2) : link


Schultheiss, A.; Revaux, A.; Carella, A.; Brinkmann, M.; Zeng, H.; Demadrille, R.; Simonato, J.-P. (2021), Electrical and Mechanical Properties of Intrinsically Flexible and Stretchable PEDOT Polymers for Thermotherapy,Acs Applied Polymer Materials,3(11) : 5942-5949 link

Kemerink, M.; Mueller, C.; Chabinyc, M.L.; Brinkmann, M. (2021), Organic and hybrid thermoelectrics,Applied Physics Letters,119(26) : link

Zeng, H.; Mohammed, M.; Untilova, V.; Boyron, O.; Berton, N.; Limelette, P.; Schmaltz, B.; Brinkmann, M. (2021), Fabrication of Oriented n-Type Thermoelectric Polymers by Polarity Switching in a DPP-Based Donor-Acceptor Copolymer Doped with FeCl3,Advanced Electronic Materials,7(5) : link

Degousee, T.; Untilova, V.; Vijayakumar, V.; Xu, X.; Sun, Y.; Palma, M.; Brinkmann, M.; Biniek, L.; Fenwick, O. (2021), High thermal conductivity states and enhanced figure of merit in aligned polymer thermoelectric materials,Journal Of Materials Chemistry A,9(29) : 16065-16075 link

Untilova, V.; Zeng, H.; Durand, P.; Herrmann, L.; Leclerc, N.; Brinkmann, M. (2021), Intercalation and Ordering of F(6)TCNNQ and F(4)TCNQ Dopants in Regioregular Poly(3-hexylthiophene) Crystals: Impact on Anisotropic Thermoelectric Properties of Oriented Thin Films,Macromolecules,54(13) : 6073-6084 link

Rivalta, A.; Albonetti, C.; Biancone, D.; Della Ciana, M.; D’Agostino, S.; Biniek, L.; Brinkmann, M.; Giunchi, A.; Salzillo, T.; Brillante, A.; Della Valle, R.G.; Venuti, E. (2021), Growth, morphology and molecular orientation of controlled Indigo thin films on silica surfaces,Surfaces And Interfaces,24() : link


Sakai-Otsuka, Y.; Nishiyama, Y.; Putaux, J.-L.; Brinkmann, M.; Satoh, T.; Chen, W.-C.; Borsali, R. (2020), Competing Molecular Packing of Blocks in a Lamella-Forming Carbohydrate-_block_-poly(3-hexylthiophene) Copolymer,Macromolecules,53(20) : 9054-9064 link

Vijayakumar, V.; Durand, P.; Zeng, H.; Untilova, V.; Herrmann, L.; Algayer, P.; Leclerc, N.; Brinkmann, M. (2020), Influence of dopant size and doping method on the structure and thermoelectric properties of PBTTT films doped with F(6)TCNNQ and F(4)TCNQ,Journal Of Materials Chemistry C,8(46) : 16470-16482 link

Untilova, V.; Biskup, T.; Biniek, L.; Vijayakumar, V.; Brinkmann, M. (2020), Control of Chain Alignment and Crystallization Helps Enhance Charge Conductivities and Thermoelectric Power Factors in Sequentially Doped P3HT:F-4 TCNQ Films,Macromolecules,53(7) : 2441-2453 link

Brinkmann, M. (2020), Insights into the structural complexity of semi-crystalline polymer semiconductors: electron diffraction contributions,Materials Chemistry Frontiers,4(7) : 1916-1929 link

Untilova, V.; Hynynen, J.; Hofmann, I.A.; Scheunemann, D.; Zhang, Y.; Barlow, S.; Kemerink, M.; Marder, S.R.; Biniek, L.; Mueller, C.; Brinkmann, M. (2020), High Thermoelectric Power Factor of Poly(3-hexylthiophene) through In-Plane Alignment and Doping with a Molybdenum Dithiolene Complex,Macromolecules,53(15) : 6314-6321 link

Gebers, J.; Oezen, B.; Hartmann, L.; Schaer, M.; Suarez, S.; Bugnon, P.; Scopelliti, R.; Steinrueck, H.-G.; Konovalov, O.; Magerl, A.; Brinkmann, M.; Petraglia, R.; de Silva, P.; Corminboeuf, C.; Frauenrath, H. (2020), Crystallization and Organic Field-Effect Transistor Performance of a Hydrogen-Bonded Quaterthiophene,Chemistry-A European Journal,26(45) : 10265-10275 link

Scheunemann, D.; Vijayakumar, V.; Zeng, H.; Durand, P.; Leclerc, N.; Brinkmann, M.; Kemerink, M. (2020), Rubbing and Drawing: Generic Ways to Improve the Thermoelectric Power Factor of Organic Semiconductors?,Advanced Electronic Materials,6(8) : link


Luzio, A.; Nuebling, F.; Martin, J.; Fazzi, D.; Selter, P.; Gann, E.; McNeill, C.R.; Brinkmann, M.; Hansen, M.R.; Stingelin, N.; Sommer, M.; Caironi, M. (2019), Microstructural control suppresses thermal activation of electron transport at room temperature in polymer transistors,Nature Communications,10() : link

Untilova, V.; Nuebling, F.; Biniek, L.; Sommer, M.; Brinkmann, M. (2019), Impact of Competing Crystallization Processes on the Structure of All-Conjugated Donor-Acceptor Block Copolymers P3HT-b-PNDIT2 in Highly Oriented Thin Films,Acs Applied Polymer Materials,1(7) : 1660-1671 link

Vijayakumar, V.; Zhong, Y.; Untilova, V.; Bahri, M.; Herrmann, L.; Biniek, L.; Leclerc, N.; Brinkmann, M. (2019), Bringing Conducting Polymers to High Order: Toward Conductivities beyond 10(5) S cm(-1) and Thermoelectric Power Factors of 2 mW m(-1) K-2,Advanced Energy Materials,9(24) : link

Gross, Y.M.; Trefz, D.; Dingler, C.; Bauer, D.; Vijayakumar, V.; Untilova, V.; Biniek, L.; Brinkmann, M.; Ludwigs, S. (2019), From Isotropic to Anisotropic Conductivities in P(NDI2OD-T-2) by (Electro-)Chemical Doping Strategies,Chemistry Of Materials,31(9) : 3542-3555 link

Vijayakumar, V.; Zaborova, E.; Biniek, L.; Zeng, H.; Herrmann, L.; Carvalho, A.; Boyron, O.; Leclerc, N.; Brinkmann, M. (2019), Effect of Alkyl Side Chain Length on Doping Kinetics, Thermopower, and Charge Transport Properties in Highly Oriented F(4)TCNQ-Doped PBTTT Films,Acs Applied Materials & Interfaces,11(5) : 4942-4953 link

Nuebling, F.; Hopper, T.R.; Kuei, B.; Komber, H.; Untilova, V.; Schmidt, S.B.; Brinkmann, M.; Gomez, E.D.; Bakulin, A.A.; Sommer, M. (2019), Block Junction-Functionalized All-Conjugated Donor-Acceptor Block Copolymers,Acs Applied Materials & Interfaces,11(1) : 1143-1155 link

Trefz, D.; Gross, Y.M.; Dingler, C.; Tkachov, R.; Hamidi-Sakr, A.; Kiriy, A.; McNeill, C.R.; Brinkmann, M.; Ludwigs, S. (2019), Tuning Orientational Order of Highly Aggregating P(NDI2OD-T-2) by Solvent Vapor Annealing and Blade Coating,Macromolecules,52(1) : 43-54 link

Diebold, M.; Christ, E.; Biniek, L.; Karmazin, L.; Heinrich, B.; Contal, C.; Ghosh, S.; Mesini, P.J.; Brinkmann, M. (2019), Original polymorphism in a naphthalene bisimide pi-conjugated organogelator: a complex interplay between hydrogen bonding and heterocycle pi-stacking,Journal Of Materials Chemistry C,7(42) : 13120-13129 link


Biniek, L.; Hamidi-Sakr, A.; Grodd, L.; Escoubas, S.; Dappe, Y.J.; Grigorian, S.; Schmutz, M.; Brinkmann, M. (2018), Structure and Charge Transport Anisotropy of Polythieno-[3,4-b]-Thiophene-co-Benzodithiophene (PTB7) Oriented by High-Temperature Rubbing,Advanced Electronic Materials,4(10, Si) : link

Zhong, Y.; Biniek, L.; Leclerc, N.; Ferry, S.; Brinkmann, M. (2018), Segregated versus Disordered Stacking in Two Low Bandgap Alternated Copolymers for Photovoltaic Applications: Impact of Polymorphism on Optical Properties,Macromolecules,51(11) : 4238-4249 link

Nuebling, F.; Yang, D.; Mueller-Buschbaum, P.; Brinkmann, M.; Sommer, M. (2018), In Situ Synthesis of Ternary Block Copolymer/Homopolymer Blends for Organic Photovoltaics,Acs Applied Materials & Interfaces,10(21) : 18149-18160 link

Bruchlos, K.; Trefz, D.; Hamidi-Sakr, A.; Brinkmann, M.; Heinze, J.; Ruff, A.; Ludwigs, S. (2018), Poly(3-hexylthiophene) revisited - Influence of film deposition on the electrochemical behaviour and energy levels,Electrochimica Acta,269() : 299-311 link


Sarbu, A.; Hermet, P.; Maurin, D.; Djurado, D.; Biniek, L.; Diebold, M.; Bantignies, J.-L.; Mesini, P.; Brinkmann, M. (2017), Supramolecular organization of a H-bonded perylene bisimide organogelator determined by transmission electron microscopy, grazing incidence X-ray diffraction and polarized infra-red spectroscopy,Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics,19(48) : 32514-32525 link

Gross, Y.M.; Trefz, D.; Tkachov, R.; Untilova, V.; Brinkmann, M.; Schulz, G.L.; Ludwigs, S. (2017), Tuning Aggregation by Regioregularity for High-Performance n-Type P(NDI2OD-T-2) Donor-Acceptor Copolymers,Macromolecules,50(14) : 5353-5366 link

Hamidi-Sakr, A.; Biniek, L.; Bantignies, J.-L.; Maurin, D.; Herrmann, L.; Leclerc, N.; Leveque, P.; Vijayakumar, V.; Zimmermann, N.; Brinkmann, M. (2017), A Versatile Method to Fabricate Highly In-Plane Aligned Conducting Polymer Films with Anisotropic Charge Transport and Thermoelectric Properties: The Key Role of Alkyl Side Chain Layers on the Doping Mechanism,Advanced Functional Materials,27(25) : link

Schulz, G.L.; Fischer, F.S.U.; Trefz, D.; Melnyk, A.; Hamidi-Sakr, A.; Brinkmann, M.; Andrienko, D.; Ludwigs, S. (2017), The PCPDTBT Family: Correlations between Chemical Structure, Polymorphism, and Device Performance,Macromolecules,50(4) : 1402-1414 link

Rolland, D.; Brauer, J.C.; Hartmann, L.; Biniek, L.; Brinkmann, M.; Banerji, N.; Frauenrath, H. (2017), Charge separation in an acceptor-donor-acceptor triad material with a lamellar structure,Journal Of Materials Chemistry C,5(6) : 1383-1393 link

Raj, G.; Boulaoued, A.; Lacava, J.; Biniek, L.; Mesini, P.J.; Brinkmann, M.; Faure-Vincent, J.; Guenet, J.-M. (2017), Insulated Molecular Wires: Sheathing Semiconducting Polymers with Organic Nanotubes through Heterogeneous Nucleation,Advanced Electronic Materials,3(1) : link


Grevin, B.; Schwartz, P.-O.; Biniek, L.; Brinkmann, M.; Leclerc, N.; Zaborova, E.; Mery, S. (2016), High-resolution noncontact AFM and Kelvin probe force microscopy investigations of self-assembled photovoltaic donor-acceptor dyads,Beilstein Journal Of Nanotechnology,7() : 799-808 link

Hamidi-Sakr, A.; Schiefer, D.; Covindarassou, S.; Biniek, L.; Sommer, M.; Brinkmann, M. (2016), Highly Oriented and Crystalline Films of a Phenyl-Substituted Polythiophene Prepared by Epitaxy: Structural Model and Influence of Molecular Weight,Macromolecules,49(9) : 3452-3462 link

Ligorio, G.; Nardi, M.V.; Steyrleuthner, R.; Ihiawakrim, D.; Crespo-Monteiro, N.; Brinkmann, M.; Neher, D.; Koch, N. (2016), Metal nanoparticle mediated space charge and its optical control in an organic hole-only device,Applied Physics Letters,108(15) : link

Hamidi-Sakr, A.; Biniek, L.; Fall, S.; Brinkmann, M. (2016), Precise Control of Lamellar Thickness in Highly Oriented Regioregular Poly(3-Hexylthiophene) Thin Films Prepared by High-Temperature Rubbing: Correlations with Optical Properties and Charge Transport,Advanced Functional Materials,26(3) : 408-420 link

Ranoszek-Soliwoda, K.; Girleanu, M.; Tkacz-Szczesna, B.; Rosowski, M.; Celichowski, G.; Brinkmann, M.; Ersen, O.; Grobelny, J. (2016), Versatile Phase Transfer Method for the Efficient Surface Functionalization of Gold Nanoparticles: Towards Controlled Nanoparticle Dispersion in a Polymer Matrix,Journal Of Nanomaterials,() : link


Scheuble, M.; Gross, Y.M.; Trefz, D.; Brinkmann, M.; Lopez Navarrete, J.T.; Ruiz Delgado, M.C.; Ludwigs, S. (2015), Polythiophenes with Thiophene Side Chain Extensions: Convergent Syntheses and Investigation of Mesoscopic Order,Macromolecules,48(19) : 7049-7059 link

Fischer, F.S.U.; Kayunkid, N.; Trefz, D.; Ludwigs, S.; Brinkmann, M. (2015), Structural Models of Poly(cyclopentadithiophene-alt-benzothiadiazole) with Branched Side Chains: Impact of a Single Fluorine Atom on the Crystal Structure and Polymorphism of a Conjugated Polymer,Macromolecules,48(12) : 3974-3982 link

Salammal, S.T.; Dai, S.; Pietsch, U.; Grigorian, S.; Koenen, N.; Scherf, U.; Kayunkid, N.; Brinkmann, M. (2015), Influence of alkyl side chain length on the in-plane stacking of room temperature and low temperature cast poly(3-alkylthiophene) thin films,European Polymer Journal,67() : 199-212 link

Banerjee, R.; Novak, J.; Frank, C.; Girleanu, M.; Ersen, O.; Brinkmann, M.; Anger, F.; Lorch, C.; Dieterle, J.; Gerlach, A.; Drnec, J.; Yu, S.; Schreiber, F. (2015), Structure and Morphology of Organic Semiconductor-Nanoparticle Hybrids Prepared by Soft Deposition,Journal Of Physical Chemistry C,119(9) : 5225-5237 link

Fischer, F.S.U.; Trefz, D.; Back, J.; Kayunkid, N.; Tornow, B.; Albrecht, S.; Yager, K.G.; Singh, G.; Karim, A.; Neher, D.; Brinkmann, M.; Ludwigs, S. (2015), Highly Crystalline Films of PCPDTBT with Branched Side Chains by Solvent Vapor Crystallization: Influence on Opto-Electronic Properties,Advanced Materials,27(7) : 1223-1228 link

Giussani, E.; Brambilla, L.; Fazzi, D.; Sommer, M.; Kayunkid, N.; Brinkmann, M.; Castiglioni, C. (2015), Structural Characterization of Highly Oriented Naphthalene-Diimide-Bithiophene Copolymer Films via Vibrational Spectroscopy,Journal Of Physical Chemistry B,119(5) : 2062-2073 link

Sarbu, A.; Biniek, L.; Guenet, J.-M.; Mesini, P.J.; Brinkmann, M. (2015), Reversible J- to H-aggregate transformation in thin films of a perylenebisimide organogelator,Journal Of Materials Chemistry C,3(6) : 1235-1242 link

Busby, Y.; Crespo-Monteiro, N.; Girleanu, M.; Brinkmann, M.; Ersen, O.; Pireaux, J.-J. (2015), 3D imaging of filaments in organic resistive memory devices,Organic Electronics,16() : 40-45 link


Tremel, K.; Fischer, F.S.U.; Kayunkid, N.; Di Pietro, R.; Tkachov, R.; Kiriy, A.; Neher, D.; Ludwigs, S.; Brinkmann, M. (2014), Charge Transport Anisotropy in Highly Oriented Thin Films of the Acceptor Polymer P(NDI2OD-T2),Advanced Energy Materials,4(10) : link

Biniek, L.; Pouget, S.; Djurado, D.; Gonthier, E.; Tremel, K.; Kayunkid, N.; Zaborova, E.; Crespo-Monteiro, N.; Boyron, O.; Leclerc, N.; Ludwigs, S.; Brinkmann, M. (2014), High-Temperature Rubbing: A Versatile Method to Align pi-Conjugated Polymers without Alignment Substrate,Macromolecules,47(12) : 3871-3879 link

Ligorio, G.; Nardi, M.V.; Christodoulou, C.; Florea, I.; Monteiro, N.-C.; Ersen, O.; Brinkmann, M.; Koch, N. (2014), Charging and exciton-mediated decharging of metal nanoparticles in organic semiconductor matrices,Applied Physics Letters,104(16) : link

Zeng, D.; Tahar-Djebbar, I.; Xiao, Y.; Kameche, F.; Kayunkid, N.; Brinkmann, M.; Guillon, D.; Heinrich, B.; Donnio, B.; Ivanov, D.A.; Lacaze, E.; Kreher, D.; Mathevet, F.; Attias, A.-J. (2014), Intertwined Lamello-Columnar Coassemblies in Liquid-Crystalline Side-Chain Pi-Conjugated Polymers: Toward a New Class of Nanostructured Supramolecular Organic Semiconductors,Macromolecules,47(5) : 1715-1731 link


Baggioli, A.; Meille, S.V.; Raos, G.; Po, R.; Brinkmann, M.; Famulari, A. (2013), Intramolecular CH/ interactions in alkylaromatics: Monomer conformations for poly(3-alkylthiophene) atomistic models,International Journal Of Quantum Chemistry,113(18) : 2154-2162 link

Hartmann, L.; Djurado, D.; Florea, I.; Legrand, J.-F.; Fiore, A.; Reiss, P.; Doyle, S.; Vorobiev, A.; Pouget, S.; Chandezon, F.; Ersen, O.; Brinkmann, M. (2013), Large-Scale Simultaneous Orientation of CdSe Nanorods and Regioregular Poly(3-hexylthiophene) by Mechanical Rubbing,Macromolecules,46(15) : 6177-6186 link

Fischer, F.S.U.; Tremel, K.; Saur, A.-K.; Link, S.; Kayunkid, N.; Brinkmann, M.; Herrero-Carvajal, D.; Lopez Navarrete, J.T.; Ruiz Delgado, M.C.; Ludwigs, S. (2013), Influence of Processing Solvents on Optical Properties and Morphology of a Semicrystalline Low Bandgap Polymer in the Neutral and Charged States,Macromolecules,46(12) : 4924-4931 link

Biniek, L.; Leclerc, N.; Heiser, T.; Bechara, R.; Brinkmann, M. (2013), Large Scale Alignment and Charge Transport Anisotropy of pBTTT Films Oriented by High Temperature Rubbing,Macromolecules,46(10) : 4014-4023 link

Johnson, K.; Huang, Y.-S.; Huettner, S.; Sommer, M.; Brinkmann, M.; Mulherin, R.; Niedzialek, D.; Beljonne, D.; Clark, J.; Huck, W.T.S.; Friend, R.H. (2013), Control of Intrachain Charge Transfer in Model Systems for Block Copolymer Photovoltaic Materials,Journal Of The American Chemical Society,135(13) : 5074-5083 link


Brinkmann, M.; Gonthier, E.; Bogen, S.; Tremel, K.; Ludwigs, S.; Hufnagel, M.; Sommer, M. (2012), Segregated versus Mixed Interchain Stacking in Highly Oriented Films of Naphthalene Diimide Bithiophene Copolymers,Acs Nano,6(11) : 10319-10326 link

Vergnat, C.; Landais, V.; Combet, J.; Vorobiev, A.; Konovalov, O.; Legrand, J.-F.; Brinkmann, M. (2012), Comparing the growth of a molecular semiconductor on amorphous and semi-crystalline polycarbonate substrates,Organic Electronics,13(9) : 1594-1601 link

Shabi, T.S.; Grigorian, S.; Brinkmann, M.; Pietsch, U.; Koenen, N.; Kayunkid, N.; Scherf, U. (2012), Enhancement in crystallinity of poly(3-hexylthiophene) thin films prepared by low-temperature drop casting,Journal Of Applied Polymer Science,125(3) : 2335-2341 link

Salammal, S.T.; Mikayelyan, E.; Grigorian, S.; Pietsch, U.; Koenen, N.; Scherf, U.; Kayunkid, N.; Brinkmann, M. (2012), Impact of Thermal Annealing on the Semicrystalline Nanomorphology of Spin-Coated Thin Films of Regioregular Poly(3-alkylthiophene)s as Observed by High-Resolution Transmission Electron Microscopy and Grazing Incidence X-ray Diffraction,Macromolecules,45(13) : 5575-5585 link

Roiban, L.; Hartmann, L.; Fiore, A.; Djurado, D.; Chandezon, F.; Reiss, P.; Legrand, J.-F.; Doyle, S.; Brinkmann, M.; Ersen, O. (2012), Mapping the 3D distribution of CdSe nanocrystals in highly oriented and nanostructured hybrid P3HT-CdSe films grown by directional epitaxial crystallization,Nanoscale,4(22) : 7212-7220 link

Djuric, T.; Hernandez-Sosa, G.; Schwabegger, G.; Koini, M.; Hesser, G.; Arndt, M.; Brinkmann, M.; Sitter, H.; Simbrunner, C.; Resel, R. (2012), Alternately deposited heterostructures of alpha-sexithiophene-para-hexaphenyl on muscovite mica(001) surfaces: crystallographic structure and morphology,Journal Of Materials Chemistry,22(30) : 15316-15325 link

Rahimi, K.; Botiz, I.; Stingelin, N.; Kayunkid, N.; Sommer, M.; Koch, F.P.V.; Nguyen, H.; Coulembier, O.; Dubois, P.; Brinkmann, M.; Reiter, G. (2012), Controllable Processes for Generating Large Single Crystals of Poly(3-hexylthiophene),Angewandte Chemie-International Edition,51(44) : 11131-11135 link

Djuric, T.; Ules, T.; Gusenleitner, S.; Kayunkid, N.; Plank, H.; Hlawacek, G.; Teichert, C.; Brinkmann, M.; Ramsey, M.; Resel, R. (2012), Substrate selected polymorphism of epitaxially aligned tetraphenyl-porphyrin thin films,Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics,14(1) : 262-272 link


Hartmann, L.; Tremel, K.; Uttiya, S.; Crossland, E.; Ludwigs, S.; Kayunkid, N.; Vergnat, C.; Brinkmann, M. (2011), 2D Versus 3D Crystalline Order in Thin Films of Regioregular Poly(3-hexylthiophene) Oriented by Mechanical Rubbing and Epitaxy,Advanced Functional Materials,21(21) : 4047-4057 link

Vergnat, C.; Landais, V.; Legrand, J.-F.; Brinkmann, M. (2011), Orienting Semiconducting Nanocrystals on Nanostructured Polycarbonate Substrates: Impact of Substrate Temperature on Polymorphism and In-Plane Orientation,Macromolecules,44(10) : 3817-3827 link

Simbrunner, C.; Hernandez-Sosa, G.; Oehzelt, M.; Djuric, T.; Salzmann, I.; Brinkmann, M.; Schwabegger, G.; Watzinger, I.; Sitter, H.; Resel, R. (2011), Epitaxial growth of sexithiophene on mica surfaces,Physical Review B,83(11) : link

Vergnat, C.; Uttiya, S.; Pratontep, S.; Kerdcharoen, T.; Legrand, J.-F.; Brinkmann, M. (2011), Oriented growth of zinc(II) phthalocyanines on polycarbonate alignment substrates: Effect of substrate temperature on in-plane orientation,Synthetic Metals,161(3-4) : 251-258 link


Brinkmann, M.; Contal, C.; Kayunkid, N.; Djuric, T.; Resel, R. (2010), Highly Oriented and Nanotextured Films of Regioregular Poly(3-hexylthiophene) Grown by Epitaxy on the Nanostructured Surface of an Aromatic Substrate,Macromolecules,43(18) : 7604-7610 link

Kayunkid, N.; Uttiya, S.; Brinkmann, M. (2010), Structural Model of Regioregular Poly(3-hexylthiophene) Obtained by Electron Diffraction Analysis,Macromolecules,43(11) : 4961-4967 link


Brinkmann, M.; Charoenthai, N.; Traiphol, R.; Piyakulawat, P.; Wlosnewski, J.; Asawapirom, U. (2009), Structure and Morphology in Highly Oriented Films of Poly(9,9-bis(n-octyl)fluorene-2,7-diyl) and Poly(9,9-bis(2-ethylhexyl)fluorene-2,7-diyl) Grown on Friction Transferred Poly(tetrafluoroethylene),Macromolecules,42(21) : 8298-8306 link

Brinkmann, M.; Chandezon, F.; Pansu, R.B.; Julien-Rabant, C. (2009), Epitaxial Growth of Highly Oriented Fibers of Semiconducting Polymers with a Shish-Kebab-Like Superstructure,Advanced Functional Materials,19(17) : 2759-2766 link

Hany, R.; Brinkmann, M.; Ferri, D.; Hartmann, R.; Pletscher, E.; Rentsch, D.; Zinn, M. (2009), Crystallization of an Aromatic Biopolyester,Macromolecules,42(16) : 6322-6326 link

Brinkmann, M.; Rannou, P. (2009), Molecular Weight Dependence of Chain Packing and Semicrystalline Structure in Oriented Films of Regioregular Poly(3-hexylthiophene) Revealed by High-Resolution Transmission Electron Microscopy,Macromolecules,42(4) : 1125-1130 link

Schmaltz, B.; Mathis, C.; Brinkmann, M. (2009), Synthesis and self-assembly in bulk of six-arm star-block copolymers with a C-60 core,Polymer,50(4) : 966-972 link

Brinkmann, M. (2009), Epitaxy of conjugated semi-conducting polymers: a simple method to prepare oriented and nanostructured organic and hybrid materials,Actualite Chimique,(326) : 31-34 link


Park, Y.J.; Kang, S.J.; Lotz, B.; Brinkmann, M.; Thierry, A.; Kim, K.J.; Park, C. (2008), Ordered Ferroelectric PVDF-TrFE Thin Films by High Throughput Epitaxy for Nonvolatile Polymer Memory,Macromolecules,41(22) : 8648-8654 link


Brinkmann, M.; Pratontep, S.; Chaurnont, C.; Wittmann, J.-C. (2007), Oriented and nanostructured polycarbonate substrates for the orientation of conjugated molecular materials and gold nanoparticles,Macromolecules,40(26) : 9420-9426 link

Brinkmann, M.; Aldakov, D.; Chandezon, F. (2007), Fabrication of oriented and periodic hybrid nanostructures of regioregular poly(3-hexylthiophene) and CdSe nanocrystals by directional epitaxial solidification,Advanced Materials,19(22) : 3819 link

Brinkmann, M. (2007), Directional epitaxial crystallization and tentative crystal structure of poly (9,9’-di-n-octyl-2,7-fluorene),Macromolecules,40(21) : 7532-7541 link

Brinkmann, M.; Rannou, P. (2007), Effect of molecular weight on the structure and morphology of oriented thin films of regioregular poly(3-hexylthiophene) grown by directional epitaxial solidification,Advanced Functional Materials,17(1) : 101-108 link


Brinkmann, M.; Pratontep, S.; Contal, C. (2006), Correlated and non-correlated growth kinetics of pentacene in the sub-monolayer regime,Surface Science,600(20) : 4712-4716 link

Heiser, T.; Adamopoulos, G.; Brinkmann, M.; Giovanella, U.; Ould-Saad, S.; Brochon, C.; van de Wetering, K.; Hadziioannou, G. (2006), Nanostructure of self-assembled rod-coil block copolymer films for photovoltaic applications,Thin Solid Films,511() : 219-223 link

Mathis, C.; Schmaltz, B.; Brinkmann, M. (2006), Controlled grafting of polymer chains onto C-60 and thermal stability of the obtained materials,Comptes Rendus Chimie,9(7-8) : 1075-1084 link

Brinkmann, M.; Wittmann, J.C. (2006), Orientation of regioregular poly(3-hexylthiophene) by directional solidification: A simple method to reveal the semicrystalline structure of a conjugated polymer,Advanced Materials,18(7) : 860 link


Melzer, C.; Brinkmann, M.; Krasnikov, V.V.; Hadziioannou, G. (2005), Impact of structure and morphology on charge transport in semiconducting oligomeric thin-film devices,Chemphyschem,6(11) : 2376-2382 link

Pratontep, S.; Nuesch, F.; Zuppiroli, L.; Brinkmann, M. (2005), Comparison between nucleation of pentacene monolayer islands on polymeric and inorganic substrates,Physical Review B,72(8) : link

Daraktchiev, M.; von Muhlenen, A.; Nuesch, F.; Schaer, M.; Brinkmann, M.; Bussac, M.N.; Zuppiroli, L. (2005), Ultrathin organic transistors on oxide surfaces,New Journal Of Physics,7() : link

Schmaltz, B.; Brinkmann, M.; Mathis, C. (2005), Nanoscale organization [C-60] fullerenes by self-assembly in a polymer matrix,Fullerenes Nanotubes And Carbon Nanostructures,13(1) : 225-227 link


Pratontep, S.; Brinkmann, M.; Nuesch, F.; Zuppiroli, L. (2004), Correlated growth in ultrathin pentacene films on silicon oxide: Effect of deposition rate,Physical Review B,69(16) : link

Schmaltz, B.; Brinkmann, M.; Mathis, C. (2004), Nanoscale organization of fullerenes by self-assembly in a diblock copolymer host matrix,Macromolecules,37(24) : 9056-9063 link

Brinkmann, M.; Fite, B.; Pratontep, S.; Chaumont, C. (2004), Structure and spectroscopic properties of the crystalline structures containing meridional and facial isomers of tris(8-hydroxyquinoline) gallium(III),Chemistry Of Materials,16(23) : 4627-4633 link

Pratontep, S.; Brinkmann, M.; Nuesch, F.; Zuppiroli, L. (2004), Nucleation and growth of ultrathin pentacene films on silicon dioxide: effect of deposition rate and substrate temperature,Synthetic Metals,146(3) : 387-391 link

Brinkmann, M.; Videva, V.S.; Bieber, A.; Andre, J.J.; Turek, P.; Zuppiroli, L.; Bugnon, P.; Schaer, M.; Nuesch, F.; Humphry-Baker, R. (2004), Electronic and structural evidences for charge transfer and localization in iodine-doped pentacene,Journal Of Physical Chemistry A,108(40) : 8170-8179 link


Brinkmann, M.; Graff, S.; Straupe, C.; Wittmann, J.C.; Chaumont, C.; Nuesch, F.; Aziz, A.; Schaer, M.; Zuppiroli, L. (2003), Orienting tetracene and pentacene thin films onto friction-transferred poly(tetrafluoroethylene) substrate,Journal Of Physical Chemistry B,107(38) : 10531-10539 link


Brinkmann, M.; Graff, S.; Biscarini, F. (2002), Mechanism of nonrandom pattern formation of polar-conjugated molecules in a partial wetting regime,Physical Review B,66(16) : link

Moulin, J.F.; Brinkmann, M.; Thierry, A.; Wittmann, J.C. (2002), Oriented crystalline films of tris(8-hydroxyquinoline) aluminum(III): Growth of the alpha polymorph onto an ultra-oriented poly(tetrafluoroethylene) substrate,Advanced Materials,14(6) : 4363.0.CO;2-K> link

Brinkmann, M.; Wittmann, J.C.; Barthel, M.; Hanack, M.; Chaumont, C. (2002), Highly ordered titanyl phthalocyanine films grown by directional crystallization on oriented poly(tetrafluoroethylene) substrate,Chemistry Of Materials,14(2) : 904-914 link


Brinkmann, M.; Gadret, G.; Taliani, C.; Masciocchi, N.; Sironi, A.; Muccini, M. (2001), Interplay between optical properties and molecular packing in novel isolated crystalline phases of tris-(8-hydroxyquinoline) Aluminium (III),Synthetic Metals,121(1-3, Si) : 1499-1500 link

Andre, J.J.; Brinkmann, M. (2001), Electrodeposited thin films of lithium phthalocyanine: Morpholgy, structure and magnetic properties,Synthetic Metals,121(1-3, Si) : 1359-1360 link

Muccini, M.; Brinkmann, M.; Gadret, G.; Taliani, C.; Masciocchi, N.; Sironi, A. (2001), Optical spectroscopy of unsolvated and solvated crystalline Alq(3),Synthetic Metals,122(1, Si) : 31-35 link