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Solid state chemistry – mesostructured materials: Juniorprofessor Dr. Mirijam Zobel

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Solid state chemistry - mesostructured materials.

Jun.-Prof. Mirijam Zobel

Our workgroup uses a variety of X-ray and neutron scattering techniques to investigate structure and dynamics of nanomaterials. In particular, we are interested in the

  • Structure and dynamics of restructured solvent layers at the solid-liquid interface around nanoparticles.

  • Nanoparticle formation and crystallization processes, and the role of ligand molecules during these, i.e. the cluster / particle - ligand - solvent interface.

  • Pair distribution function (PDF) analysis for characterization of short-range order in non-crystalline materials - with the application in nanomaterials, MOFs, glasses and catalysts.

  • In-situ and operando scattering experiments (XRD, PDF, SAXS / SANS) to investigate nanoparticle formation and growth, as well as supported nanoparticles in catalysts during catalytic cycling, catalyst formation and degradation.

In October 2018, our lab PDF diffractometer was installed with high instrumental resolution and high PDF data quality out to 80 Angstroem. If you are interested in lab PDF data on your samples, get in touch with us.


Hemdsärmelkolloquium 2020 in Bayreuth
March 18 - 20, 2020
Website of HäKo 2020


Workshop on Chemical and Energy Conversion at Interfaces
February 17-18, 2020 in Munich
Futher information on the website of the workshop


For information in German, please contact us directly.

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