Institute of Metallurgy > Departments > Microkinetics Group - Prof. H. Schmidt

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Our group is active in the area of materials science with a focus on solid state kinetics. Kinetic processes in solids and at interfaces (metals, ceramics, semiconductors) play a key role for synthesis and optimization of structural and functional materials as well as for the functionality of devices. In this context, atomic transport mechanisms (diffusion), defect equilibria and interface reactions are of high importance for an understanding of fundamental and application relevant properties.

Currently, our main topics of research are

  • In-situ Characterization of Diffusion in Solids
  • Electrode Processes in Lithium-Ion Batteries
  • Proton-Exchanged Lithium Niobate
  • Kinetics of Nano-Structure Formation
  • Surface Exchange at CeO2
  • Solid Oxide Fuel Cells

We focus on time-resolved thin film and interface analysis including in-situ characterization of materials and processes. We primarily use neutron and X-ray scattering (NR, GI-XRD, XRR, SAXS) at large scale facilities in combination with ion beam (SIMS/SNMS, RBS), electrochemical (EIS, GITT), spectroscopic (XPS, FTIR) and electron optical (SEM, TEM) techniques.

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