C05 - PCET-active Anodes for Electrosynthesis

We investigate thin film anodes based on transition metal (TM) oxides for electrocoversions. C05 combines two different scientific fields: Materials science at Uni. Goettingen and electrosynthesis at Uni. Mainz.
Key points:
-Preparation of 3d TM doped ZnO anodes using a hybrid pulsed laser deposition technique
-Investigation of microstructure, electronic/band structure, and magnetic moment
-Correlation between structural/electronic parameters and electrocatalytic performance
-Stability tests in aqueous electrolytes
-Electro-synthetic application development for hydrocarbon oxo-functionalization of naturally occurring materials, using PCET active anodes and water as the oxygen source