Publications 2017


  1. M. Wassner, M. Eckardt, C. Gebauer, G. R. Bourret, N. Hüsing, and R. J. Behm
    Synthesis and electrocatalytic performance of spherical core-shell tantalum (oxy)nitride@nitrided carbon composites in the oxygen reduction reaction
    Electrochim. Acta, 227, 367–381 (2017)
    DOI: 10.1016/j.electacta.2016.12.145
  3. J. Schnaidt, S. Beckord, A.K. Engstfeld, J. Klein, S. Brimaud, and R.J. Behm
    Combined UHV-STM - flow cell set-up for electrochemical /-catalytic studies of structurally well-defined UHV prepared model electrodes
    Phys.Chem.Chem.Phys., 19, 4166-4178 (2017)
    DOI: 10.1039/C6CP06051J
  5. M. Steinhauer, T. Diemant, C. Heim, R.J. Behm, N. Wagner, and K.A. Friedrich
    Solid Electrolyte Interphase Formation on Silicon and Lithium Titanate Anode Materials in Lithium-Ion Batteries
    J. Appl. Electrochem., 47, 249–259 (2017)
    DOI: 10.1007/s10800-016-1032-3
  7. M. Görlin, J.Ferreira de Araújo, H. Schmies, D. Bernsmeier, S. Dresp, M. Gliech, Z. Jusys, P. Chernev, R. Kraehnert, H. Dau, and P. Strasser
    Tracking catalyst redox states and reaction dynamics in Ni-Fe oxyhydroxide oxygen evolution reaction (OER) electrocatalysts: The role of catalyst support and electrolyte pH
    J. Am. Chem. Soc., 139, 2070–2082 (2017)
    DOI: 10.1021/jacs.6b12250
  9. Y. Wang, D. Widmann, and R.J. Behm
    Influence of TiO2 bulk defects on the CO adsorption and CO oxidation on Au/TiO2 – Electronic metal-support interactions (EMSI) in supported Au catalysts
    ACS Catal., 7, 2339–2345 (2016)
    DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.7b00251
  11. C. Bonatto Minella, P. Gao, Z. Zhao-Karger, X. Mu, T. Diemant, M. Pfeifer, V.S.K. Chakravadhanula, R.J. Behm, and M. Fichtner
    Interlayer-Expanded VOCl as Electrode Material for Magnesium-Based Batteries
    ChemElectroChem, 4, 738–745 (2017)
    DOI: 10.1002/celc.201700034
  13. Le Zhang, M. Anji Reddy, P. Gao, T. Diemant, R.J. Behm, and M. Fichtner
    Study of all solid-state rechargeable fluoride ion batteries based on thin film electrolyte
    J. Sol. State Electrochem., 21, 1243–1251 (2017)
    DOI: 10.1007/s10008-016-3479-x
  15. S.M. Lang, S. Zhou, and H. Schwarz
    Tuning the oxidative power of free iron–sulfur clusters
    Phys.Chem.Chem.Phys., 19, 8055-8060 (2017)
    DOI: 10.1039/c7cp00023e
  17. S.M. Lang and T.M. Bernhardt
    Chemical reactivity and catalytic properties of binary gold clusters: Atom by atom tuning in a gas phase approach
    in: Clusters. Challenges and Advances in Computational Chemistry and Physics, eds. M.T. Nguyen and B. Kiran, Vol. 23
    Springer-Verlag, Cham (2017), ISBN: 978-3-319-48918-6
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-48918-6_10
  19. J. Bansmann, A. Kleiber, H. Bettermann, and M. Getzlaff
    In-Flight and Postdeposition Manipulation of Mass-Filtered Nanoparticles under Soft-Landing Conditions
    in: Gas-Phase Synthesis of Nanoparticles, ed. Y. Huttel
    Wiley-VCH Verlag (2017), ISBN: 978-3-527-34060-6
    DOI: 10.1002/9783527698417.ch17
  21. T. Sandner, A.M. Steinach, P. Knittel, T. Diemant, R.J. Behm, S. Strehle, C. Kranz, and B. Mizaikoff
    Silanization of Sapphire Surfaces for Optical Applications
    ACS Sensors, 2, 522–530 (2017)
    DOI: 10.1021/acssensors.6b00786
  23. H. Zhang, I. Hasa, B. Qin, T. Diemant, D. Buchholz, R.J. Behm, and S. Passerini
    Excellent Cycling Stability and Superior Rate Capability of Na3V2(PO4)3  Cathodes Enabled by Nitrogen-doped Carbon Interpenetration for Sodium-ion Batteries
    ChemElectroChem, 4, 1256–1263 (2017)
    DOI: 10.1002/celc.201700053
  25. M. S. Tahir, M. Weinberger, P. Balasubramanian, T. Diemant, R.J. Behm, M. Lindén, and M. Wohlfahrt-Mehrens
    Silicon Carboxylate derived Silicon Oxycarbides as Anodes for Lithium Ion Batteries
    J. Mater. Chem. A, 5, 10190-10199 (2017)
    DOI: 10.1039/C7TA01843F
  27. G.A. Elia, I. Hasa, G. Greco, T. Diemant, K. Marquardt, K. Hoeppner, R.J. Behm, A. Hoell, S. Passerini, and R. Hahn
    Insights into the reversibility of the aluminum graphite battery
    J. Mater. Chem. A, 5, 9682-9690 (2017)
    DOI: 10.1039/C7TA01018D
  29. X. Dou, I. Hasa, M. Hekmatfar, T. Diemant, R.J. Behm, Daniel Buchholz, and S. Passerini
    Pectin, Hemicellulose or Lignin? Impact of the Biowaste Source on the
    Performance of Hard Carbons for Sodium ion Batteries

    ChemSusChem, 10, 2668–2676 (2017)
    DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201700628
  31. I. Weber, J. Solla-Gullón, S. Brimaud, J.M. Feliu, and R.J. Behm
    Structure, surface chemistry and electrochemical de-alloying of bimetallic PtxAg100-x nanoparticles: Quantifying the changes in the surface properties for adsorption and electrocatalytic transformation upon selective Ag removal
    J. Electroanal. Chem., 793, 164-173 (2017)
    DOI: 10.1016/j.jelechem.2016.11.062
  33. Y. Wang, D. Widmann, F. Lehnert, D. Gu, F. Schüth, and R.J. Behm
    Avoiding Self-Poisoning: A Key Feature for the High Activity of Au/Mg(OH)2 Catalysts in Continuous Low-Temperature CO Oxidation
    Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 56, 9597–9602 (2017)
    DOI: 10.1002/anie.201702178
    Angew. Chem., 129, 9726–9731 (2017)
    DOI: 10.1002/ange.201702178
  35. D.T. Thieu, M.H. Fawey, H. Bhatia, T. Diemant, V.S.K. Chakravadhanula, R.J. Behm, C. Kübel, and M. Fichtner
    CuF2 as Reversible Cathode for Fluoride Ion Batteries
    Adv. Funct. Mater., 27, 1701051 (2017)
    DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201701051
  37. P. Gao, Z. Chen, Z. Zhao-Karger, J.E. Mueller, C. Jung, S. Klyatskaya, T. Diemant, O. Fuhr, T. Jacob, R.J. Behm, M. Ruben, and M. Fichtner
    Porphyrin complex as self-conditioned electrode material for high performance energy storage
    Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 56, 10341–10346 (2017)
    DOI: 10.1002/anie.201702805
    Angew. Chem., 129, 10477–10482 (2017)
    DOI: 10.1002/ange.201702805
  39. B. Qin, H. Zhang, T. Diemant, D. Geiger, R. Raccichini, R.J. Behm, U. Kaiser, A. Varzi, and S. Passerini
    Ultrafast Ionic Liquid-Assisted Microwave Synthesis of SnO Microflowers and Their Superior Sodium-Ion Storage Performance
    ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 9, 26797–26804 (2017)
    DOI: 10.1021/acsami.7b06230
  41. M. Schilling, S. Brimaud, and R.J. Behm
    Water and CO (co-)adsorption on pseudomorphic Pt films on Ru(0001) – A low-temperature scanning tunneling microscopy study
    Phys.Chem.Chem.Phys., 19, 22434-22443 (2017)
    DOI: 10.1039/C7CP03961A
  43. A.M. Abdel-Mageed, G. Kučerová, J. Bansmann, and R.J. Behm
    Active Au species during the Low-Temperature Water Gas Shift Reaction on Au/CeO2: A Time resolved Operando XAFS and DRIFTS Study
    ACS Catal., 7, 6471–6484 (2017)
    DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.7b01563
  45. Z. Jusys and R.J. Behm
    Electrooxidation of formic acid on a polycrystalline Au film electrode -
    A comparison with mass transport limited bulk CO oxidation and kinetically limited oxalic acid oxidation

    J. Electroanal. Chem., 800, 60-76 (2017)
    DOI: 10.1016/j.jelechem.2016.11.029
  47. Y. Wang, D. Widmann, M. Heenemann, T. Diemant, J. Biskupek, R. Schlögl, and R.J. Behm
    The role of electronic metal-support interactions and its temperature dependence: CO adsorption and CO oxidation on Au/TiO2 catalysts in the presence of TiO2 bulk defects
    J. Catal., 354, 46-60 (2017)
    DOI: 10.1016/
  49. C. Bonatto Minella, P. Gao, Z. Zhao-Karger, T. Diemant, R.J. Behm, and M. Fichtner
    Li-Mg Hybrid Battery with Vanadium Oxychloride as Electrode Material
    ChemistrySelect, 2, 7558–7564 (2017)
    DOI: 10.1002/slct.201701595
  51. M. Mancini, M. Fleischhammer, S. Fleischmann, T. Diemant, R.J. Behm, P. Axmann, and M. Wohlfahrt-Mehrens
    Investigation on the thermal stability of Li2MnSiO4-based cathodes for Li-ion batteries: effect of the electrolyte and state-of-charge
    Energy Technology, 5, 1561–1570 (2017)
    DOI: 10.1002/ente.201600780
  53. L.A. Mancera, A. Bensch, A.K. Engstfeld, R.J. Behm, and A. Groß
    Challenges in bimetallic multilayer structure formation: Pt growth on Cu monolayers on Ru(0001)
    Phys.Chem.Chem.Phys., 19, 24100-24114 (2017)
    DOI: 10.1039/C7CP03320F
  55. Y. Wang, D. Widmann, M. Wittmann, F. Lehnert, D. Gu, F. Schüth, and R.J. Behm
    High acivity and negative apparent activation energy in the low temperature
    CO oxidation – Present on Au/Mg(OH)2 , absent on Au/TiO2

    Catal. Sci. Technol., 7, 4145-4161 (2017)
    DOI: 10.1039/C7CY00722A

in press


  1. J. Bansmann, G. Kučerová, A.M. Abdel-Mageed, A. Abd El-Moemen, and R.J. Behm
    Influence of re-activation and ongoing CO oxidation reaction on the chemical and electronic properties of Au on a Au/CeO2 catalyst: A XANES study at the Au LIII edge
    J. Electr. Spectrosc. Relat. Phenom., in press (2017)
    DOI: 10.1016/j.elspec.2017.01.002
  3. S. Sakong, J.M. Fischer, D. Mahlberg, R.J. Behm, and Axel Groß
    Influence of step and island edges on local adsorption properties: Hydrogen adsorption on Pt monolayer island modified Ru(0001) electrodes
    Electrocatalysis, in press (2017)
    DOI: 10.1007/s12678-017-0354-1
  5. Z. Jusys and R.J. Behm
    Dynamics of the interaction of formic acid with a polycrystalline Pt film electrode: A time resolved ATR-FTIR spectroscopy study at low potentials and temperatures
    Electrocatalysis, in press (2017)
    DOI: 10.1007/s12678-017-0392-8
  7. S.M. Lang, T.M. Bernhardt, V. Chernyy, J.M. Bakker, R.N. Barnett, and U. Landman
    Selective C-H Bond Cleavage in Methane by Small Gold Clusters
    Angew. Chemie, in press (2017)
    DOI: 10.1002/ange.201706009
    Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., in press (2017)
    DOI: 10.1002/anie.201706009
  9. G. Kučerová, J. Strunk, M. Muhler, and R.J. Behm
    Effect of titania surface modification of mesoporous silica SBA-15 supported Au catalysts: Activity and stability in the CO oxidation reaction
    J. Catal., in press (2017)


  1. X. Lin, T. Diemant, X. Mu, P. Gao, R.J. Behm, and M. Fichtner
    Spectroscopic Investigations on the Origin of the Improved Performance of Composites of Nanoparticles/Graphene Sheets as Anodes for Lithium Ion Batteries
    submitted (2017)
  3. M. Schilling, S. Brimaud, R.J. Behm
    Electronic effects on the water adsorption behaviour and structure formation on pseudomorphic Pt films on Ru(0001)
    submitted (2017)
  5. D. Widmann and R.J. Behm
    Dynamic surface composition in a Mars – van Krevelen type reaction: CO oxidation on Au/TiO2
    submitted (2017)
    2017 Widmann
  7. S. Beckord, S. Brimaud, and R.J. Behm
    Stability and ORR performance of a well-defined bimetallic Ag70Pt30 /Pt(111) monolayer surface alloy electrode – Probing the de-alloying at an atomic scale
    submitted (2017)
  9. G.G. Eshetu, T. Diemant, M. Hekmatfar, S. Grugeon, R.J. Behm, S. Laruelle, M. Armand, S. Passerini
    Impact of electrolyte salts on the solid electrolyte interphase formation in sodium ion batteries
    submitted (2017)
    2017_SEI formation in Na batteries
  11. V. Sharova, A. Moretti, T. Diemant, A. Varzi, R.J. Behm, and S. Passerini
    Comparative study of imide-based Li salts as electrolyte additives for Li-ion batteries
    submitted (2017)
    2017_Li salt additives
  13. U. Ulmer, D. Oertel, T. Diemant, C. Bonatto Minella, T. Bergfeldt,
    R. Dittmeyer, R.J. Behm, and M. Fichtner
    Performance Improvement of V-Fe-Cr-Ti Solid State Hydrogen Storage Materials in Impure Hydrogen Gas
    submitted (2017)
  15. F. Buchner, J. Kim, C. Adler, M. Bozorgchenani, J. Bansmann, and R.J. Behm
    Intercalation and Deintercalation of Lithium at the Ionic Liquid | Graphite(0001) Interface
    submitted (2017)