The SPECSY group investigates solid-liquid interfaces by a combination of electronic structure modelling and experimental optical spectroscopy. The aim is to understand on an atomistic level the structure of electrochemical interfaces as a function of the potential applied to the electrode. We address the challenge to convey this information through the liquid electrolyte in a time-resolved manner by employing the highly interface-sensitive optical technique reflection anisotropy spectroscopy in electrochemical environments. The experimental spectra are then interpreted with the aid of computational spectroscopy on top of an electronic structre from density functional theory. Our approach will help to understand ion adsorption and corrosion processes in solar fuel devices and batteries.
10/04/2022 Our Perspective Negative Emissions as the New Frontier of Photoelectrochemical CO2 Reduction, the first publication of the NETPC-project, has appeared in Advanced Energy Materials. DOI:10.1002/aenm.202103801.
23/03/2022 Our newest review paper Combining experimental and computational methods to unravel the dynamical structure of photoelectrosynthetic interfaces has appeared in Current Opinion in Electrochemistry. DOI:10.1016/j.coelec.2022.100968 .
16/03/2022 Daniel, Erica, and Holger have joined our team. Welcome!
09/12/2021 An overview talk of what we're doing in our group can be found here: https://www.merckgroup.com/de/hall-of-fame-der-deutschen-forschung/hof-2021.html?#anchor-2
07/12/2021 Our Website at Uni Tübingen is online! But still under construction...