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.
In Situ Spectroscopy of Calcium Fluoride Anchored Metal–Organic Framework Thin Films during Gas Sorption Journal Article
Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, 59 (44), pp. 19545-19552, 2020.
Spectroscopy, microscopy, diffraction and scattering of archetypal MOFs: Formation, metal sites in catalysis and thin films Journal Article
Chemical Society Reviews, 49 (18), pp. 6694-6732, 2020.
In Situ Study on Ni–Mo Stability in a Water-Splitting Device: Effect of Catalyst Substrate and Electric Potential Journal Article
ChemSusChem, 13 (12), pp. 3172-3179, 2020.
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.