In this project, we will focus on the physico-chemical processes of crystalline catalytic solids, like Metal-organic Frameworks and zeolites. Using advanced in-situ Scanning Probe Microscopy techniques, like liquid-phase Atomic Force Microscopy, Kelvin Probe Force Microscopy and Nano-IR Spectroscopy, the nucleation and growth, stability and catalytic activity are studied. These techniques, complemented by UV-Vis and IR spectroscopy, yield a better understanding of the properties of such solid thin films or single crystals.
Nanoweb Surface-Mounted Metal–Organic Framework Films with Tunable Amounts of Acid Sites as Tailored Catalysts Journal Article
Chemistry - A European Journal, 26 (3), pp. 691-698, 2020.
Melamine-Based Microporous Organic Framework Thin Films on an Alumina Membrane for High-Flux Organic Solvent Nanofiltration Journal Article
ChemSusChem, 13 (1), pp. 136-140, 2020.
Electrolyte Effects on the Stability of Ni−Mo Cathodes for the Hydrogen Evolution Reaction Journal Article
ChemSusChem, 12 (15), pp. 3491-3500, 2019.
Behavior of a Metal Organic Framework Thin-Film at Elevated Temperature and Pressure as Studied with an Autoclave-Inserted Atomic Force Microscope Journal Article
ChemPhysChem, 19 (18), pp. 2397-2404, 2018.
Uniformly Oriented Zeolite ZSM-5 Membranes with Tunable Wettability on a Porous Ceramic Journal Article
Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, 57 (38), pp. 12458-12462, 2018.
Time-Resolved in Situ Liquid-Phase Atomic Force Microscopy and Infrared Nanospectroscopy during the Formation of Metal-Organic Framework Thin Films Journal Article
Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, 9 (8), pp. 1838-1844, 2018.
Mechanistic Insights into Growth of Surface-Mounted Metal-Organic Framework Films Resolved by Infrared (Nano-) Spectroscopy Journal Article
Chemistry - A European Journal, 24 (1), pp. 187-195, 2018.