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Keynote Lecture

Molecular f-Elements Precursors Designed for the Synthesis of (Ln/Ac) binary and ternary oxide Nanomaterials

Wednesday (01.01.2020)
00:00 - 00:30
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Nanomaterials based on lanthanide (Ln) and actinide (An) metals are of significant interest for various applications such as catalytic and energy production processes. Molecular routes to nanomaterials provide access to inorganic materials as well as composites under optimal control of size, morphology and phase purity. New findings on the synthesis of lanthanide and actinide alkoxides have been investigated and applied as single-source molecular precursors for liquid and gas phase deposition. The synthesis of mono- and bimetallic lanthanide/actinide alkoxides and their structural investigations upon alteration of the ionic radii and the valence states of the metal centers have been examined. These precursors decompose to give highly crystalline pure binary and ternary oxide phases (Ln2M2O7, UO2). Moreover, nanomaterials based on lanthanides and actinides, respectively, exhibit potential for application in gas sensing devices and solar hydrogen production.


Dr. Aida Raauf
University of Cologne
Additional Authors:
  • Dr. Jennifer Leduc
    University of Cologne
  • David Graf
    Universität zu Köln
  • Mark Straub
    University of California Berkeley
  • Dr. Stefan Minasian
    Lawrence Berkeley National Lab Berkeley
  • Prof. Dr. Sanjay Mathur
    University of Cologne
  • Prof. Dr. John Arnold
    University of California Berkeley