The electrocatalysis group was founded as part of the Department of Interface Chemistry and Surface Engineering in 2010. In general our research interests are electrochemical reactions at the solid-liquid interface, both without utilization of the released energy (corrosion) and with electrical energy conversion (batteries, fuel cells). The main focus of the group is placed on the concerted investigation of the activity, stability and selectivity of electrode materials for such heterogeneous reactions. This is achieved by a versatile combination of electrochemistry with complementary techniques for surface characterization and reaction product determination, as well as by the investigation and comparison of the behaviour of well-defined and real material surfaces.
Group leader: Dr. Karl J.J. Mayrhofer
Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung GmbH
Max-Planck Strasse 1
Tel: +49 (211) 6792-160
Fax: +49 (211) 6792-218