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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 is an interdisciplinary research platform bringing together scientists from four universities and three non-university institutions. It comprises research projects with a diverse expertise in chemistry and physics.

The research aims at a comprehensive understanding of the complex atomic scale processes underlying oxide formation, structural evolution and dissolution. Exemplarily, silica, alumina and iron oxides will be studied as metal oxides with the highest natural abundance and application relevance. In the long term the research results will be useful to reach a rational synthesis of oxides with desirable properties, such as stability towards corrosion.

Funding: 2014 – 2018


Deputy spokesman:
Prof. Dr. Christian Limberg
Prof. Dr. Joachim Sauer
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
CRC 1109 Office
Zum großen Windkanal 6
12489 Berlin
Phone: 030/2093-66118
Fax: 030/2093-66440
Email: sfb1109@hu-berlin.de