Institute of Theoretical Chemistry: Selected Publications

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Publications in 2020

  1. David Mahlberg and Axel Groβ, Vacancy assisted diffusion on single-atom surface alloys, submitted to ChemPhysChem.
  2. Katrin Forster-Tonigold, Jihyun Kim, Joachim Bansmann, Axel Groß, and Florian Buchner, Model studies of the Solid Electrolyte Interphase Formation: Reaction of  Li with Ultrathin Adsorbed Ionic Liquid Films and Co3O4(111) Thin Films, subm. to ChemPhysChem.
  3. Axel Groß, Grand-canonical approaches to understand structures and processes at electrochemical interfaces from an atomistic perspective, Curr. Opin. Electrochem., subm.
  4. Sung Sakong, David Mahlberg, Tanglaw Roman, Mengru Li, Mohnish Pandey, and Axel Groβ, Influence of Local Inhomogeneities and the Electrochemical Environment on the Oxygen Reduction Reaction on Pt-based Electrodes: A DFT Study, submitted.
  5. Valerii V. Isaev, Artem V. Sergeev, Tatiana K. Zakharchenko, Daniil M. Itkis, Axel Groß, Lada Yashina, Impact of Cathodic Electric Double Layer Composition on the Performance of Aprotic Li-O2 Batteries, Electrochim. Acta, subm.
  6. Mohsen Sotoudeh, Manuel Dillenz, and Axel Groß, Mechanism of magnesium transport in spinel chalcogenides, submitted.
  7. Bhaghavathi Vinayan, Zhirong Zhao-Karger, Thomas Diemant, Markus Jackle, Zhenyou Li, Torsten Scherer, Axel Groß, R. Jürgen Behm, Maximilian Fichtner, Investigation on the Formation of Mg metal Anode/Electrolyte Interfaces in Mg/S Batteries with Electrolyte Additives, J. Mater. Chem. A, accepted for publication.
  8. Axel Groß, Molecular Dynamics of the Electrochemical Interface and the Double Layer, in Atomic-Scale Modelling of Electrochemical Systems, edited by Marko Melander, Tomi Laurila, Kari Laasonen, 9781119605614, Copyright (IN PRESS) John Wiley and Sons Ltd.
  9. Anik Sen, Stephan Kupfer, Stefanie Gräfe, and Axel Groß, The Role of Anchoring groups in Ruthenium (II) bipyridine sensitized p-Type Semiconductor Solar Cells - A Quantum Chemical Approach, J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys., accepted for publ., DOI: 10.1088/1361-6455/abb2d9
    [ J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. online ]
  10. Manuel Dillenz, Mohsen Sotoudeh, Holger Euchner, and Axel Groß, Screening of the charge carrier migration in the MgSc2Se4 spinel structure, Front. Energy Res. 8, 584654 (2020),  DOI: 10.3389/fenrg.2020.584654, Open Access
    [ Paper , Front. Energy Res. online ]
  11. Xi Liu, Holger Euchner, Maider ZarrabeitiaXinpei GaoGiuseppe Antonio EliaAxel Groß, and Stefano Passerini, Operando pH Measurements Decipher H+/Zn2+ Intercalation Chemistry in High-Performance Aqueous Zn/δ-V2O5 Batteries, ACS Energy Lett. 5, 2979-2986 (2020), DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.0c01767
    [ ACS Energy Lett. online ]
  12. Holger Euchner, B. Vinayan, M. Anji Reddy, M. Fichtner and Axel Groß, Alkali metal insertion in hard carbon - the full picture, J. Mater. Chem. A 8, 14205-14213 (2020), DOI: 10.1039/D0TA04868B
    [ J. Mater. Chem. A online ]   
  13. Florian Gossenberger, Fernanda Juarez, and Axel Groß, Sulfate, bisulfate and hydrogen co-adsorption on Pt(111) and Au(111) in an electrochemical environment , Front. Chem. 8, 634 (2020), Research Topic: Interfacial Structures and Their Properties, DOI:  10.3389/fchem.2020.00634, Open Access
    [ PaperFrontiers in Chemistry online ]  
  14. Sung Sakong, Ann-Kathrin Henß, Joost Wintterlin, and Axel Groß, Diffusion on a crowded surface: kMC simulations, J. Phys. Chem.  124, 15216–15224 (2020), DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.0c03042
    [ JPCC onlineSupplementary Cover ]
  15. Yanjiao Ma, Yuan Ma, Gabriele Giuli, Holger Euchner, Axel Groß, Giovanni Orazio Lepore, Francesco d'Acapito, Dorin Geiger, Johannes Biskupek, Ute Kaiser, Hanna M. Schütz, Anna Carlsson, Thomas Diemant, R. Jürgen Behm, Matthias Kuenzel,  Stefano Passerini, and Dominic Bresser, Introducing highly redox-active atomic centers into insertion-type electrodes for Lithium-ion batteries, Adv. Energy Mater. 10, 2000783 (2020), DOI:  10.1002/aenm.202000783, Open Access
    [ PaperAdv. Energy Mater. online , Inside Back Cover]  
  16. Daniel Stottmeister and Axel Groß, Strain Dependence of Metal Anode Surface Properties, ChemSusChem 13, 3147-3153 (2020), DOI: 10.1002/cssc.202000709, Open Access
    [ Paper , ChemSusChem onlineChemSusChem cover featureCover ]
  17. Holger Euchner, Jin Hyun Chang, and Axel Groß, On stability and kinetics of Li-rich transition metal oxides and oxyfluorides, J. Mater. Chem. A 8, 7956-7967 (2020), DOI: 10.1039/D0TA0154E  
    [ J. Mater. Chem. A online ]   
  18. Anik Sen and Axel Groß, Effect of Electron Withdrawing/Donating Groups on the Sensitizing Action of the Novel Organic Dye "3-(5-(4-(Diphenylamino)Styryl)Thiophen-2-yl)-2-Cyanoacrylic Acid"  for N-Type Dye Sensitized Solar Cells: A Theoretical Study, J. Phys. Chem. C 124, 8526-8540 (2020), DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.0c00369
    [ JPCC online ]
  19. Sung Sakong and Axel Groß, Water structures on a Pt(111) electrode from ab initio molecular dynamics simulations for a variety of electrochemical conditions, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 22, 10431-10437 (2020), DOI: 10.1039/C9CP06584A
    [ PCCP online ,  PCCP Inside front coverInside Cover ]
  20. Jie Wei, Reihaneh Amirbeigiarab, Yan-Xia Chen, Sung Sakong, Axel Groß, and Olaf Magnussen, The dynamic nature of CO adlayers on Pt(111) electrodes, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 59, 6182-6186 (2020), DOI: 10.1002/anie.201913412, Open Access
    [ PaperAngewandte online ]
  21. Axel Groß, Theory of solid/electrolyte interfaces, in Surface and Interface Science, Vol. 8, Interfacial Electrochemistry, 471-515, ed. by Klaus Wandelt, WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co.
    [ Wiley online ]

Publications in 2019

  1. Markus Jäckle and Axel Groß, Influence of electric fields on metal self-diffusion barriers and its consequences on dendrite growth in batteries, J. Chem. Phys. 151, 234707 (2019) , Editor's Pick.
    [ Preprint , J. Chem. Phys. online ]
  2. M. Cambaz, B. Vinayan, H. Euchner, S.A. Geßwein, T. Braun, A. Groß, M. Fichtner, Design and tuning of the electrochemical properties of Vanadium-based cation disordered rock-salt oxide positive electrode material for lithium-ion batteries, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 11, 39848-39858 (2019).
    [ ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces online ]
  3. F. Belviso, et int., A. Groß, et int., D. Puggioni, R. Cortese, A. Cammarata, Atomic-scale design protocols towards energy, electronic, catalysis and sensing applications, Inorg. Chem.  58, 14939-14980 (2019), doi: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.9b01785
    [ Inorg. Chem. online ]
  4.  B. Vinayan, H. Euchner, Z. Zhao-Karger, T. Diemant, Z. Li, R.J. Behm, A. Groß, M. Fichtner, Insights into the electrochemical processes of rechargeable Magnesium-Sulfur batteries with new cathode design, J. Mater. Chem. A 7, 25490-25502 (2019).
    [ J. Mater. Chem. A online ]
  5. H. Euchner, Oliver Clemens, M. Anji Reddy, Unlocking the potential of weberite-type metal fluorides in electrochemical energy storage, npj Comput. Mater.  31, 31 (2019).
    [ npj Comput. Mater. online ]
  6. Anik Sen and Axel Groß, Does involving additional linker always increase the efficiency of an organic dye for p-type dye sensitized solar cells?, ACS Appl. Energy Mat. 2, 6341-6347 (2019).
    [ ACS Appl. Energy Mat. online ]
  7. Eleni I. Alexandrou, Axel Groß, and Naoum C. Bacalis, Electronic factors determining the methane bond breaking process on small aluminum clusters, Int. J. Quantum Chem.  119, e26003 (2019), DOI:10.1002/qua.26003
    [ IJQC online ]
  8. F. Buchner,  K. Forster-Tonigold, J. Bansmann, J. Kim, A. Gross, and R.J. Behm, Interaction between Li, Ultrathin Adsorbed Ionic Liquid Films and CoO(111) Thin Films: A Model Study of the Solid|Electrolyte Interphase Formation, Chem. Mater.  31, 5537-5549 (2019).
    [ Chem. Mater. online ]
  9. Anik Sen and Axel Groß, Promising sensitizers for Dye Sensitized Solar Cells - A comparison of Ru(II) with other earth’s scarce and abundant metal polypyridine complexes, Int. J. Quant. Chem. 119, e25963 (2019).
    [ IJQC online ]
  10. Nicolas Hörmann and Axel Groß, Phase field parameters for battery compounds from first principles calculations, Phys. Rev. Mater. 3, 055401 (2019).
    [ Phys. Rev.  Mater. online ]
  11. David Mahlberg, Sung Sakong, Katrin Forster-Tonigold and Axel Groß, Improved DFT adsorption energies with semi-empirical dispersion corrections, J. Chem. Theory Comput. 15, 3250-3259 (2019).
    [ JCTC online ]
  12. Holger Euchner and Axel Groß, Predicting accurate phonon spectra: An improved description of the lattice dynamics in thermoelectric clathrates based on the SCAN meta-GGA functional, Chem. Mater. 31, 2571-2576 (2019).
    [ Chem. Mater. online ]
  13. Axel Groß and Sung Sakong, Modelling the electric double layer at electrode-electrolyte interfaces, Curr. Opin. Electrochem. 14, 1-6 (2019).
    [ Preprint  ,   Curr. Opin. Electrochem. online ]
  14. Olaf Magnussen and Axel Groß, Toward an atomic-scale understanding of electrochemical interface structure and dynamics, perspective, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 141, 4777-4790 (2019).
    [ JACS online ]
  15.  Ann-Kathrin Henß, Sung Sakong, Philipp K. Messer, Joachim Wiechers, Rolf Schuster, Don C. Lamb, Axel Groß, and Joost Wintterlin, Density fluctuations as door-opener for diffusion on crowded surfaces, Science 363, 715-718 (2019).
    [ Science online ]
    See Physics Today 72, 19 (2019).
    [ Physics Today online ]
    See Nature Materials 18, 431 (2019).
    [ Nature Materials online  ]
    Press Release LMU München
    [ LMU (in English)LMU (in German) ]

Publications in 2018

  1. Theodoros Tsatsoulis, Sung Sakong, Axel Groß, and Andreas Grüneis, Reaction energetics of Hydrogen on the Si(100) surface revisited: A periodic many-electron theory study, J. Chem. Phys. 149, 244105 (2018).
    [ Preprint  , arXiv , JCP online ]
  2. M. Anji Reddy, M. Helen,  A. Groß, Maximilian Fichtner, Holger Euchner,  Insight into Sodium Insertion and Storage Mechanism in Hard Carbon, ACS Energy Lett. 3, 2851-2857 (2018).
    [  ACS Energy Lett. online , Inside Cover ]
  3. Markus Jäckle, Katharina Helmbrecht, Malte Smits, Daniel Stottmeister, and A. Groß, Self-Diffusion Barriers: Possible Descriptors for Dendrite Growth in Batteries?, Energy Environ. Sci. 11, 3400-3407 (2018).
    [  Energy Environ. Sci. online , Inside Cover ]
    Part of the  themed collection: [2018 Energy and Environmental Science HOT Articles ]
    Covered in Chemistry World
    [  Chemistry World online ]
  4. Sung Sakong and Axel Groß, The electric double layer at metal-water interfaces revisited based on a charge polarization scheme, J. Chem. Phys. 149, 084705 (2018).
    [ Preprint , JCP online ]
  5. Florian Buchner, Katrin Forster-Tonigold, Jihyun Kim, Christiane Adler, Joachim Bansmann, Axel Groß, R. Jürgen Behm, Experimental and Computational Study on the Interaction of an Ionic Liquid Monolayer with Lithium on Pristine and Lithiated Graphite, J. Phys. Chem. C  122, 18968-18981 (2018).
    [  JPCC online ]
  6. Maral Bozorgchenani, Florian Buchner, Katrin Forster-Tonigold, Axel Groß, R. Jürgen Behm, Adsorption of ultrathin ethylene carbonate films on pristine and lithiated graphite and their  interaction with Li, Langmuir 34, 8451–8463 (2018).
    [  Langmuir online ]
  7. M.A. Cambaz, B.P. Vinayan, H. Euchner, R.E. Johnsen, A.A. Guda, A. Mazilkin, Y.V. Rusalev, A.L. Trigub, A. Groß, and M. Fichtner, Design of Nickel-based cation-disordered rock-salt oxides: The eff ect of transition metal (M = V, Ti, Zr, Nb) substitution in LiNi0.5M0.5O2 binary systems, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 10, 21957-21964 (2018).
    [  ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces online ]
  8. A. Groß, Structure of electrode-electrolyte interfaces, modeling of double layer and electrode potential, subm. to the Handbook of Materials Modeling, Volume 2 Applications: Current and Emerging Materials, edited by Wanda Andreoni and Sidney Yip, section editors Karsten Reuter and Horia Metiu, Springer (2018), doi:  10.1007/978-3-319-50257-1_7-1
    [  Springer online ]
  9. A. Groß, Computational modelling of electrocatalytic reactions, Encyclopedia of Interfacial Chemistry: Surface Science and Electrochemistry, Ed. Klaus Wandelt, Elsevier, vol. 5, 455-465 (2018).
    [  Elsevier online ]
  10. A. Groß, Fundamental challenges for modeling electrochemical energy storage systems at the atomic scale, Top. Curr. Chem. 376, 17 (2018).
    [  Springer online ]
  11. F. Buchner, B. Uhl, K. Forster-Tonigold, J. Bansmann, A. Gross, and R.J. Behm, Structure Formation and Surface Chemistry of Ionic Liquids on Model Electrode Surfaces - Model Studies for the Electrode | Electrolyte Interface in Li-ion Batteries, J. Chem. Phys. 148, 193281 (2018).
    [ Preprint  , JCP online ]