DFG Research Grant: Structure-Properties Correlations on Carbon-Metal Chalcogenides Nanostructured Electrocatalysts

In this project we will combine the expertise on the synthesis of model carbon-based substrates, on atomic layer deposition and on electrochemical characterization of electrocatalysts, which are present at the Chinese partners (Prof. Geng and Yang) at the University of Science and Technology of Beijing and Nankai University, at the Singaporean partner (Prof. Chua) and at the German partner (Prof. Pinna), for the synthesis and study of complex model electrocatalysts based on late transition metal oxides and sulfides supported of tailored carbon substrates.
The main objective of this project lies on study the growth modes of different transition metal chalcogenides by atomic layer deposition on nanostructured and conductive carbon-based model substrates in order to build clear structure-properties correlations and finally draw the basis for making it possible, at least for some applications, to propose the replacement of precious metal catalysts with abundant transition metal chalcogenides.

Principal investigators
Pinna, Nicola Prof. Dr. (Details) (Inorganic Chemistry and Functional Materials)

DFG: Sachbeihilfe

Duration of project
Start date: 11/2019
End date: 09/2023

Research Areas
Solid State and Surface Chemistry, Material Synthesis

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