Interface modification by organic molecules

Modification of metallic and oxidic surfaces by organic molecules - small and polymeric

Oxidic and metallic surfaces can be modified by organic molecules, either to protect them, or to modify their properties. We investigate the resulting structures, and develop model systems to study failure mechanisms. Particular interest is on the modification of ill-defined native oxides, but also on bare metal surfaces.

Modification of particles can also be used to facilitate electro-codeposition of particles into metal.


• Nina Kemnade, Ying Chen, Mutlu I. Muglali, Andreas Erbe: Electrochemical reductive desorption of alkyl self-assembled monolayers studied in situ by spectroscopic ellipsometry: evidence for formation of a low refractive index region after desorption. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 16, 17081-17090 (2014).

• Tabrisur R. Khan, Ashokanand Vimalanandan, Frank Marlow, Andreas Erbe, Michael Rohwerder: Electro-codeposition of Modified Silica Colloids and Copper. Zeitschrift für Physikalische Chemie, 227, 1083-1095 (2013).

• Mutlu I. Muglali, Andreas Erbe, Ying Chen, Christoph Barth, Patrick Koelsch, Michael Rohwerder: Modulation of electrochemical hydrogen evolution rate by araliphatic thiol monolayers on gold. Electrochimica Acta, 90, 17-26 (2013).

•Patrick Koelsch, Mutlu I. Muglali, Michael Rohwerder, Andreas Erbe: Third-order effects in resonant sum-frequency-generation signals at electrified metal/liquid interfaces. Journal of the Optical Society of America B, 30, 219-223 (2013).

•Tabrisur R. Khan, Ashokanand Vimalanandan, Frank Marlow, Andreas Erbe, Michael Rohwerder: Existence of a lower critical radius for incorporation of silica particles into zinc during electro-codeposition. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 4, 6221-6227 (2012).

•Philip Niehoff, Petra Ebbinghaus, Patrick Keil, Andreas Erbe: Monolayer formation of Octyltrimethoxysilane and 7-Octenyltrimethoxysilane on silicon(100) covered with native oxide. Applied Surface Science, 258, 3191-3196 (2012).

•Tabrisur R. Khan, Andreas Erbe, Michael Auinger, Frank Marlow, Michael Rohwerder: Electrodeposition of zinc silica composite coatings: challenges in incorporation of functionalized silica particles within the zinc metal matrix. Science and Technology of Advanced Materials, 12, 055005 (2011). Available with Open Access.

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