Functional Nanomaterials

The focus group around Rudolf Mößbauer Tenure Track Professor Barbara A. J. Lechner aims at expanding our fundamental understanding of dynamic processes occurring on the surface of functional materials. This Focus Group aims at expanding our fundamental understanding of dynamic processes occurring on the surface of functional materials. Such dynamic phenomena can strongly influence the functionalitiy and stability of nanomaterials. A particular focus lies on monitoring and guiding the continuous restructuring of catalyst materials under reaction conditions in order to optimize catalyst composition and geometry. For this purpose, we perform scanning tunneling microscopy and X-ray photoelectron spectrosopy for investigations of nano-assembled materials under gaseous atmospheres.