Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät - SFB 1109

CRC 1109

Understanding of Metal Oxide/Water Systems at the Molecular Scale: Structural Evolution, Interfaces, and Dissolution


The Collaborative Research Centre 1109 (funded by the DFG 2014 – 2018) has been an interdisciplinary research platform bringing together scientists from four universities and three non-university institutions. It has comprised research projects with a diverse expertise in chemistry and physics.

The research aimed at a comprehensive understanding of the complex atomic scale processes underlying oxide formation, structural evolution and dissolution. Exemplarily, silica, alumina and iron oxides have been studied as metal oxides with the highest natural abundance and application relevance. The research results contribute to a basis for a rational synthesis of oxides with desirable properties, such as stability towards corrosion.



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Prof. Dr. Christian Limberg
Prof. Dr. Joachim Sauer