Daten zum Projekt

In-Situ Electrochemical Transmission Electron Microscopy - Understanding Electrocatalysts Dynamics under Electrochemical Conditions at the Nano Scale

Initiative: Momentum - Förderung für Erstberufene
Bewilligung: 14.04.2020
Laufzeit: 5 Jahre


The Professorship of Inorganic Functional Materials - Nanomaterials at the University of Freiburg focuses on the synthesis, characterization and application of nanostructured inorganic functional materials for electrochemical energy conversion. Besides the development of new resource-efficient synthesis routes for complex nanostructured electrodes and electrocatalysts, in-depth structural and electrochemical characterization on all length scales play a central role in establishing structure-function correlations. As electrocatalysts and electrodes are dynamic systems under electrochemical conditions, undergoing drastic surface and/or bulk restructuring, in-situ electrochemical (scanning) transmission electron microscopy (EChem-(S)TEM) emerges as a key method to gain operando insights into the electrochemical nanodynamics of such materials systems. Within the VW Momentum concept of Prof. Dr. Anna Fischer, EChem-(S)TEM will be implemented in Freiburg to develop an understanding of the electrochemical material dynamics on the nanometer scale and enable a knowledge-based optimization of nanomaterials for electrocatalysis and electrochemical energy conversion.


  • Prof. Dr. Anna Fischer

    Universität Freiburg
    Fakultät für Chemie und Pharmazie
    Institut für Anorganische und Analytische Chemie