Functional materials

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Core facility (CF)

Short Description

The Core Facility "Functional Materials" covers the area of synthesis and characterization of nanomaterials, particle systems and porous solids, thin film deposition and single crystal growth.
This includes physico-chemical analysis and structure investigation. In addition to our large research instruments (scanning electron microscope, sputtering system, x-ray diffractometer, gas sorption, etc.), chemical syntheses and analytical laboratories are available for the investigation of solid material systems (for example, with a conductivity measuring station, a Potential-Seebeck microscope, photoaccoustic measurements).
Our infrastructure was designed to i) investigate structure-property relationships on new solid-state systems and ii) optimize functional materials for specific applications.

Contact Person

Prof. Dr. Oliver Diwald

Research Services

Synthesis and characterization of functional materials
Single crystal growth
Physico-chemical analysis of functional materials

Methods & Expertise for Research Infrastructure

Our core research areas are: materials and component development for photovoltaic, thermoelectric energy conversion and energy storage, and the use of nanoparticles, micro- and mesoporous materials for a variety of applications.
Based on this research infrastructure and experimental know-how, we are developing thin-film solar cells, photoactive nanostructures and photocatalysts, Peltier elements and thermoelectric generators, fuel cells, Li-ion batteries and porous solids.

Equipment

Prof. Dr. Oliver Diwald
Fachbereich Chemie und Physik der Materialien
+43-662-8044-6224
oliver.diwald@sbg.ac.at
http://www.uni-salzburg.at/index.php?id=203199&MP=44700-200607%2C200731-200747%2C203199-44793
Please contact the University of Salzburg (science_plus@sbg.ac.at) or the responsible contact person for this section mentioned in the contact field.
Department of Molecular Biology, University of Salzburg
Department of Geography and Geology, University of Salzburg
various industrial cooperation (confidential)
Salzburg AG
Sony, Anif
Chemetall, Arnoldstein
Ebner, Leonding
ZSW, Ulm
Helmholtz Center, Berlin
University of Copenhagen
University of Leipzig
University of Freiburg
Synthese, Charakterisierung und technologische Fertigungsansätze für den Leichtbau 'n2m' (nano-to-macro)
2015-2019
Hüsing, N.; Diwald, O.; Musso, M.; Bourret, G.; Redhammer, G.; Huber, O.; Saage, H.
Interreg Österreich-Bayern

Intergranulare Bereiche in nanokristallinen Keramiken
2017-2020
Diwald O
FWF

Oxidische Nanostrukturen
2017-2020
Diwald, O.
DFG
http://gepris.dfg.de/gepris/projekt/238350812

Hydrogen-derived electron centers in semiconducting oxides
2015-2018
Berger, T.
FWF

Deformation of hierarchical and anisotropic porous solids by fluid adsorption
2014-2017
Hüsing, N.; Paris, O. (Montanuniversität Leoben), Reichenauer, G. (ZAE Bayern)
FWF, DFG

Oxidische Nanostrukturen
2013-2016
Diwald, O.
DFG
Adsorption-induced Deformation of Hierarchically Structured Mesoporous Silica – Effect of Pore-Level Anisotropy
2017
Balzer C., Waag A.M., Gehret S., Reichenauer G., Putz F., Hüsing N., Paris O., Bernstein N., Gor G.Y., Neimark A.V.
Langmuir, advance article. DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.7b00468

Sol-gel synthesis of monolithic materials with hierarchical porosity
2016
Feinle A., Elsässer M.E., Hüsing N.
CHEMICAL SOCIETY REVIEWS
DOI: 10.1039/c5cs00710k

A Novel Two-Step Synthesis for Li2CoPO4F as High-Voltage Cathode Material
2015
Schoiber J., Berger R.J.F., Yada C., Miki H., Hüsing N.
JOURNAL OF THE ELECTROCHEMICAL SOCIETY Vol: 162 (14) Pages: A2679-A2683
DOI: 10.1149/2.0331514jes

High Surface Area Crystalline Titanium Dioxide: Potential and Limits in Electrochemical Energy Storage and Catalysis
2013
Fröschl T., Hörmann U., Kubiak P., Kucerova G., Pfanzelt M., Weiss C.K., Behm R.J., Hüsing N., Kaiser U., Landfester K., Wohlfahrt-Mehrens M.
CHEMICAL SOCIETY REVIEWS Vol: 42 Pages: 5313-5360

Oxygen Adsorption dependent Photoluminescence Emission from Metal Oxide Nanoparticles
2014
A. R. Gheisi, C. Neygandhi, A. K. Sternig, E. Carrasco, H. Marbach, D. Thomele, O. Diwald
PHYS.CHEM.CHEM.PHYS. Vol. 16 Pages: 23922-23929
http://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlepdf/2014/cp/c4cp03080j

Traps and Interfaces in Photocatalysis: Model Studies on TiO2 Particle Systems
2016
T. Berger and O. Diwald
Photocatalysis Fundamentals and Perspectives, RSC Energy & Env. Series No. 14,: ed. Jenny Schneider, Detlef Bahnemann, et al., in press, © The Royal Society of Chemistry Vol 14 Pages: 185-215
http://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/ebook/978-1-78262-041-9#!divbookcontent

Porphyrin Metalation at the MgO Nanocube/Toluene Interface
2015
J. Schneider, F. Kollhoff, J. Bernardi, A. Kaftan, J. Libuda, T. Berger, M. Laurin, O. Diwald,
ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces Vol. 7 Pages: 22962
http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acsami.5b08123