Inorganic and Structural Chemistry
Our research activities include new methods of synthesis, preparation of new compounds and materials, developing and implementing structural investigation methods by using X-ray, electron and neutron diffraction, scanning and transmission electron microscopy and various spectroscopic methods. We also do structural modelling and prediction from inorganic compounds over organic networks to proteins.
Examples of current research areas are synthesis and characterization of porous crystals, complex oxides, oxynitrides, metal hydrides, low-dimensional compounds, intermetallic compounds and ceramic materials. We study the physical, chemical and mechanical properties of the materials and explore their applications for example in catalysis, energy storage and generation, molecule separation and as thermoelectric materials. Our competence on structural characterization is important for exploring the relationship between structure and properties.
Last update: Aug 05, 2011
By: Su, Anna