Material Transformations in Electrocatalysis (YIG)
The main research focus of the Young investigator group is placed on the dynamic transformations of the catalytic surfaces under the reaction conditions. The group explores structural and compositional changes of model electrode surfaces induced by the electrocatalytic reactions and their impact on the mechanism and kinetics. This is achieved by combination of various ex situ and in situ methods.
The main research task is to provide a detailed mechanistic understanding of chemical processes ongoing at complex and dynamic interfaces, with a special focus on electrocatalysis for energy conversion and storage, aiming to overcome stability limits of the catalyst materials.
The scope of methods includes variety of physical vapor deposition techniques, advanced electrochemical characterization methods, atom probe tomography and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy including synchrotron based methods.
The group is being built up. Soon, you will find additional information, including our methods and research topics.
Further information on research activities, analytical methods, publications, and staff can be found on the HZB-Website: YIG - Prof. Dr. Olga Kasian