Dr. Helmut Kuhlenbeck

ISC-AG-Kuhlenbeck
Interface Science
4222
F 3.05

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The activities of the group are centered around thin film catalyst models. Such models mimic relevant aspects of a real world catalysts, but have a reduced complexity. That allows us to understand catalytic processes in detail. Central activities of the group are the development of thin film preparation recipes and the study of thermal and electrocatalytic reactions at the thin film / gas or liquid interfaces. Supported catalysts may be mimicked by deposition of metallic aggregates. Several surface-sensitive experimental methods (XPS, TPD, STEM, EELS, IR surface action spectroscopy) are applied under vacuum conditions and at elevated pressures The activities of the group are centered around thin film catalyst models.

Such models mimic relevant aspects of a real world catalysts, but have a reduced complexity. That allows us to understand catalytic processes in detail. Central activities of the group are the development of thin film preparation recipes and the study of thermal and electrocatalytic reactions at the thin film / gas or liquid interfaces. Supported catalysts may be mimicked by deposition of metallic aggregates. Several surface-sensitive experimental methods (XPS, TPD, STEM, EELS, IR surface action spectroscopy) are applied under vacuum conditions and at elevated pressures

Curriculum Vitae

01.08.1988: Contract for scientific work at the Department of Physical Chemistry 1 of the University of Bochum. Head of the Department: Prof. Dr. H.-J. Freund. The work was centered around studies of the interaction of simple molecules with oxide surfaces under UHV conditions, applying mainly electron spectroscopy. 06.1993 - 10.1993: Research stay in the Group of Prof. Leon Sanche in Sherbrooke (Canada) for studies with electron energy loss spectroscopy of electronic excitations of adsorbates. 02.1994: Submission of the habilitation thesis. Translated (from German) title: ’Studies of the interaction of simple molecules with oxide surfaces’. 09.1996: Contract as group leader (mainly electron spectroscopy and structural studies of ordered oxide surfaces, adsorbates and deposited clusters) at the Chemical Physics Department of the Fritz Haber Institute in Berlin. Research topics: spectroscopy and structural characterization of ordered dielectric surfaces, adsorbates and deposited clusters.


04.2019: Start of work in the Interface Science Department of the Fritz Haber Institute. Director: Prof. Beatriz Roldan-Cuenya.

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