Research takes place in fields related to surface physics and chemistry, materials science, catalysis, and biomolecules. The high surface sensitivity of photoemission spectroscopy with kinetic energy of electrons in the range 50-100 eV is the ideal for investigation of the physical properties of systems with low dimensionality, such as ultra-thin epitaxial films (of a thickness of a few atomic layers) and a wide range of nanostructures at surfaces and interfaces. Main relevant topics are:
The Materials Science Beamline attracts a heterogeneous group of researchers affiliated with national and international research centers and universities. Users submitting a proposal for the first time are warmly invited to browse our publication list, in order develop a clear view on the typical applications of our beamline. To find more about capability of MSB for various methods read beamline description and specifications.

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  • surface science
  • electronic structure
  • growth of thin film oxides and surface alloys
  • interaction with dopants, gases, liquids and biomolecules
  • self assembly of organic molecules
  • materials for clean energy production (fuel and solar cells)
  • biomaterials
  • graphene and carbon nanotubes
  • electrochemistry and electrocatalysis
  • gas sensors and biosensors

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Interplay between metal‒support interaction and stability in Pt/Co3O4(111) model catalysts

Y. Lykhach et al., J. Mater. Chem. A. 6, 23078 (2018); DOI: 10.1039/C8TA08142E

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Do carbon nanomaterial solid contacts experience double layer capacitive charging or ionic transference in all-solid-state polymeric sensors?

M. Cuartero et al., Chem. Commun. 52, 9703 (2016); DOI: 10.1039/C6CC04876E

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Cu nanoclusters steer the self-assembly of Fe phthalocyanines from a substrate- to a laterally-driven regime

M. Corva et al., ACS Nano 12, 10755 (2018); DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.8b05992


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Electrifying model catalysis: Out of the vacuum – into the electrolyte

F. Faisal et al., Nat. Mater. 17, 592 (2018); DOI: 10.1038/s41563-018-0088-3

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Bulk hydroxylation and effective water splitting by highly reduced cerium oxide: The role of O vacancy coordination

F. Dvořák et al., ACS Catal. 8, 4354 (2018); DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.7b04409

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