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Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung

The Max‐Planck‐Institut für Kohlenforschung (MPIK) was founded in 1912 and is located in Mülheim an der Ruhr.

MPIK pursues basic research in all fields of catalysis. The central theme pervading all departments is the catalytic transformation of compounds and materials with the highest degree of chemo-, regio- and stereoselectivity under conditions which maximize efficient use of natural resources.

The department of Heterogeneous Catalysis (Prof. Ferdi Schüth) and the associated research group on Powder Diffraction and Surface Spectroscopy (Dr. Claudia Weidenthaler) are linked to IMPRS SusMet.

In situ Sample Environments, XRD and XPS enable structural investigations under varying environmental conditions, such as increased H2 pressures and high temperatures. Moreover, these facilities will be used to investigate solid-state mechanochemical reduction processes and to understand how the possible catalytic properties of metal foams forming under direct reduction can be used in order to facilitate synthesis processes.

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