Method Development

Understanding of complex physical, biological and chemical systems can be greatly improved through development of advanced research techniques and methodologies, to increase their informative power and availability. Among these systems, electrified solid / liquid interfaces have become particularly important objects for fundamental science and technology. The unique properties of such interfaces make them vital in many applications, ranging from heterogeneous catalysis and material science to medicine and biochemistry. However, our current understanding of these systems and inability to predict their properties often inhibit the rational design of functionality for specific applications. The development of more efficient research techniques is therefore of key importance to advance our ability to modify and develop materials predictably and purposefully, particularly through a fundamental understanding at the atomic level.

Our research focus is set on the development of informative, fast, but affordable techniques and methodologies to provide the maximum relevant and self-consistent data from the minimum number of measurements. These measurements should ideally be performed simultaneously in a single dedicated experiment.



R.W. Haid(1), R.M. Kluge(1), Y. Liang, A.S. Bandarenka. In-situ quantification of the local electrocatalytic activity via electrochemical scanning tunneling microscopy // Small Methods 4 (2020) 2000710

Y. Liang,(1) D. Mclaughlin,(1) C. Csoklich, O. Schneider, A.S. Bandarenka. The nature of active centers catalyzing oxygen electro-reduction at platinum surfaces in alkaline media // Energy & Environmental Science 12 (2019) 351-357

J.H.K. Pfisterer(1), Y. Liang(1), O. Schneider, A.S. Bandarenka. Direct instrumental identification of catalytically active surface sites // Nature 549 (2017) 74–77

D. Scieszka(1), J. Yun(1), A.S. Bandarenka. What do laser induced transient techniques reveal for batteries? Na- and K- intercalation from aqueous electrolytes as an example // ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces 9 (2017) 20213-20222

S. Watzele, A.S. Bandarenka. Quick determination of electroactive surface area of some oxide electrode materials // Electroanalysis 28 (2016) 2394-2399

B. B. Berkes, M. Huang, J. B. Henry, M. Kokoschka, A.S. Bandarenka, Characterisation of complex electrode processes using simultaneous impedance spectroscopy and electrochemical nanogravimetric measurements // ChemPlusChem 79 (2014) 348-358.

A.S. Bandarenka, Exploring the interfaces between metal electrodes and aqueous electrolytes with electrochemical impedance spectroscopy // Analyst 138 (2013) 5540-5554.