Scientific papers

(59)  I. Krivtsov, A. Vazirani, D. Mitoraj, M. M. Elnagar, C. Neumann, A. Turchanin, Y. Patiño, S. Ordóñez, R. Leiter, M. Lindén, U. Kaiser, R. Beranek

      "Hydrophobized Poly(Heptazine Imide) for Highly Effective Photocatalytic Hydrogen Peroxide Production in a Biphasic Fatty Alcohol-Water System"

         ChemRxiv 2022, DOI: 10.26434/chemrxiv-2022-1rc02.

(58)  I. Krivtsov, A. Vazirani, D. Mitoraj, R. Beranek

      "Benzaldehyde-Promoted (Auto)Photocatalysis under Visible Light: Pitfalls and Opportunities in Photocatalytic H2O2 Production"

         ChemRxiv 2022, DOI: 10.26434/chemrxiv-2022-sg5mt.

(57)  R. Gong, D. Mitoraj, D. Gao, M. Mundszinger, D. Sorsche, U. Kaiser, C. Streb, R. Beranek, S. Rau

       "A Triad Photoanode for Visible Light-Driven Water Oxidation via Immobilization of Molecular Polyoxometalate on Polymeric Carbon Nitride"

         Adv. Sustainable Syst. 2022, 6, 2100473 (preprint here).

(56)  D. Zywitzki, D. Mitoraj, Y. Vilk, O. Mendoza Reyes, M. Schleuning, D. Friedrich, A. Sadlo, D. Rogalla, R. Eichberger, R. Beranek, A. Devi

       "CVD grown GaSbxN1-x films as visible-light active photoanodes"

         Dalton Trans. 2021, 50, 14832.

(55)  C. Li, C. Adler, I. Krivtsov, D. Mitoraj, R. Leiter, U. Kaiser, R. Beranek, B. Dietzek

       "Ultrafast Anisotropic Exciton Dynamics in a Water-Soluble Ionic Carbon Nitride Photocatalyst"

         Chem. Commun. 2021, 57, 10739.

(54)  D. Mitoraj, I. Krivtsov, C. Li, A. Rajagopal, C. Im, C. Adler, K. Köble, O. Khainakova, J. Hniopek, C. Neumann, A. Turchanin, I. da Silva, M. Schmitt, R. Leiter, T. Lehnert, J. Popp, U. Kaiser, T. Jacob, C. Streb, B. Dietzek, R. Beranek

       "A Study in Red: The Overlooked Role of Azo-Moieties in Polymeric Carbon Nitride Photocatalysts with Strongly Extended Optical Absorption"

         Chem. Eur. J. 2021, 27, 17188.

(53)  C. Adler, S. Selim, I. Krivtsov, C. Li, D. Mitoraj, B. Dietzek, J. R. Durrant, R. Beranek

       "Photodoping and Fast Charge Extraction in Ionic Carbon Nitride Photoanodes" 

         Adv. Funct. Mater. 2021, 31, 2105369.

(52)  R. Gong, D. Mitoraj, R. Leiter, M. Mundszinger, A. Mengele, I. Krivtsov, J. Biskupek, U. Kaiser, R. Beranek, S. Rau

       "Anatase-Wrapped Rutile Nanorods as an Effective Electron Collector in Hybrid Photoanodes for Visible Light-Driven Oxygen Evolution" 

        Front. Chem. 2021, 9, 709903.

(51)  P. Mikrut, D. Mitoraj, R. Beranek, W. Macyk

       "Facet-dependent activity of tailored anatase TiO2 crystals in photoanodes for photocatalytic fuel cells" 

        Appl. Surf. Sci. 2021, 566, 150662.

(50)  C. Adler, I. Krivtsov, D. Mitoraj, L. dos Santos-Gómez, S. García-Granda, C. Neumann, J. Kund, C. Kranz, B. Mizaikoff, A. Turchanin, R. Beranek

       "Sol–Gel Processing of Water-Soluble Carbon Nitride Enables High-Performance Photoanodes"  (featured on the journal cover)

         ChemSusChem 2021 14, 2170.

(49)  C. Li, E. Hofmeister, I. Krivtsov, D. Mitoraj, C. Adler, R. Beranek, B. Dietzek

       "Photodriven Charge Accumulation and Carrier Dynamics in a Water-Soluble Carbon Nitride Photocatalyst"

         ChemSusChem 2021, 14, 1728.

(48)  A. Rajagopal, E. Akbarzadeh, C. Li, D. Mitoraj, I. Krivtsov, C. Adler, T. Diemant, J. Biskupek, U. Kaiser,  C. Im, M. Heiland, T. Jacob, C. Streb, B. Dietzek, R. Beranek

       "Polymeric Carbon Nitride Coupled with a Molecular Thiomolybdate Catalyst: Exciton and Charge Dynamics in Light-Driven Hydrogen Evolution"

         Sustainable Energy Fuels 2020, 4, 6085 (preprint here).

(47)  P. Longchin,  D. Mitoraj, O. Mendoza Reyes, C. Adler, N. Wetchakun, R. Beranek

       "Hybrid Photoanodes for Visible Light-Driven Water Oxidation: The Beneficial and Detrimental Effects of Nickel Oxide Cocatalyst"

         J. Phys. Energy 2020, 2, 044001.

(46)  C. Adler, D. Mitoraj, I. Krivtsov, R. Beranek

       "On the Importance of Catalysis in Photocatalysis: Triggering of Photocatalysis at Well-Defined Anatase TiO2 Crystals Through Facet-Specific Deposition of Oxygen Reduction Cocatalyst"

         J. Chem. Phys. 2020, 152, 244702 (selected as a Featured Article; preprint here)


(45)  I. Krivtsov, D. Mitoraj, C. Adler, M. Ilkaeva, M. Sardo, L. Mafra, C. Neumann, A. Turchanin, C. Li, B. Dietzek, R. Leiter, J. Biskupek, U. Kaiser, C. Im, B. Kirchhoff, T. Jacob, R. Beranek

       "Water-Soluble Polymeric Carbon Nitride Colloidal Nanoparticles for Highly Selective Quasi-Homogeneous Photocatalysis"

         Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2020, 59, 487.

(44)  J. Hirst, S. Müller, D. Peeters, A. Sadlo, L. Mai, O. Mendoza Reyes, D. Friedrich, D. Mitoraj, A. Devi, R. Beranek, R. Eichberger

       "Comparative Study of Photocarrier Dynamics in CVD-deposited CuWO4, CuO, and WO3 Thin Films for Photoelectrocatalysis"

         Z. Phys. Chem. 2020, 234, 699.

(43)  J. Habermehl, D. Nauroozi, M. Martynow, Y. Vilk, R. Beranek, J. Guthmuller, S. Rau

       "Synthesis and Hydrogen Evolving Catalysis of a Panchromatic Photochemical Molecular Device"

         Sustainable Energy Fuels 2020, 4, 619.

(42)  R. Beranek

       "Selectivity of chemical conversions: do light-driven photoelectrocatalytic processes hold special promise?"

         Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2019, 58, 16724-16729.

(41)  S. Kohsakowski, P. Pulisova, D. Mitoraj, S. Neubert, J. Biskupek, U. Kaiser, S. Reichenberger, G. Marzun, R. Beranek

       "Electrostatically directed assembly of nanostructured composites for enhanced photocatalysis"

         Small Methods 2019, 3, 1800390.

(40)  S. Cwik, D. Mitoraj, D. Rogalla, D. Peeters, J. Kim, O. Mendoza Reyes, H. M. Schütz, C. Bock, R. Beranek, A. Devi

         "Direct growth of MoS2 and WS2 layers by Metal Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition"

         Adv. Mater. Interfaces 2018, 5, 1800140.

(39)  D. Peeters, O. Mendoza Reyes, L. Mai, A. Sadlo, S. Cwik, D. Rogalla, H.-W. Becker, H. M. Schütz, J. Hirst, S. Müller, D. Friedrich, D. Mitoraj, M. Nagli, M. Caspary Toroker, R. Eichberger, R. Beranek, A. Devi

         "CVD-grown copper tungstate thin films for solar water splitting"    (featured on the journal front cover)

         J. Mater. Chem. A 2018, 6, 10206.

(38)  D. Mitoraj, U. Lamdab, W. Kangwansupamonkon, M. Pacia, W. Macyk, N. Wetchakun, R. Beranek

         "Revisiting the Problem of Using Methylene Blue as a Model Pollutant in Photocatalysis: The Case of InVO4/BiVO4 Composites"

         J. Photochem. Photobiol. A: Chem. 2018, 366, 103.

(37)   J. Kim, T. Iivonen, J. Hämäläinen, M. Kemell, K. Meinander, K. Mizohata, J. Räisänen, L. Wang, R. Beranek, M. Leskelä, A. Devi

         "Low temperature atomic layer deposition of cobalt oxide as an effective catalyst for photoelectrochemical water splitting devices"

         Chem. Mater. 2017, 29, 5796.

(36)   L. Wang, D. Mitoraj, S. Turner, O. V. Khavryuchenko, T. Jacob, R. K. Hocking, R. Beranek

         "Ultrasmall CoO(OH)x nanoparticles as a highly efficient “true” cocatalyst in porous photoanodes for water splitting"

         ACS Catal. 2017, 7, 4759.

(35)   D. Peeters, A. Sadlo, K. Lowjaga, O. Mendoza Reyes, L. Wang, D. Rogalla, H.-W. Becker, I. Giner, G. Grundmeier, D. Mitoraj, M. Grafen, A. Ostendorf, R. Beranek, A. Devi

         "Nanostructured Fe2O3 processing via water assisted ALD and low temperature CVD from a versatile iron ketoiminate precursor"

           Adv. Mater. Interf. 2017, 4, 1700155.

(34)   P.Weide, K. Schulz, S. Kaluza,  M. Rohe, R. Beranek, M. Muhler

         "Controlling the Photocorrosion of Zinc Sulfide Nanoparticles in Water by Doping with Chloride and Cobalt Ions"

           Langmuir 2016, 32, 12641.

(33)   M. Rehosek, D. Mitoraj, M. Bledowski, R. Beranek

         "Photoelectrochemical versus Electrochemical Detection of H2O2 Using an All-inorganic Sensor Based on Nanostructured Copper Oxide"

          Electroanalysis 2016, 10, 2327.

(32)   S. Neubert, D. Mitoraj, S. A. Shevlin, P. Pulisova, M. Heimann, Y. Du, G. K. L. Goh, M. Pacia, K. Kruczala, S. Turner, W. Macyk, Z. Guo, R. K. Hocking, R. Beranek

         "Highly Efficient Rutile TiO2 Photocatalysts with Single Cu(II) and Fe(III) Surface Catalytic Sites"

          J. Mater. Chem. A 2016,  4, 3127.

(31)   C. A. Caputo, L. Wang, R. Beranek, E. Reisner

         "Carbon Nitride-TiO2 Hybrid Modified with Hydrogenase for Visible Light Driven Hydrogen Production"

          Chem. Sci. 2015, 6, 5690.

(29)   P. Chen, P. Wang, L. Wang, A. Kostka, M. Wark, M. Muhler, R. Beranek

          "CNT-TiO2-δ composites for improved co-catalyst dispersion and stabilized photocatalytic hydrogen production"

          Catalysts 2015, 5, 270.

(28)   C. Forlini, J. Schildmann, P. Roser, R. Beranek, J. Vollmann

         "Knowledge, Experiences and Views of German University Students Toward Neuroenhancement: An Empirical-Ethical Analysis"

          Neuroethics 2015, 8, 83.

(27)   M. Bledowski, L. Wang, S. Neubert, D. Mitoraj, R. Beranek

          "Improving the Performance of Hybrid Photoanodes for Water Splitting by Photodeposition of Iridium Oxide Nanoparticles"

          J. Phys. Chem. C 2014, 118, 18951.

(26)   M. Banerjee, V.-S. Dang, M. Bledowski, R. Beranek, H.-W. Becker, D. Rogalla, E. Edengeiser, M. Havenith, A. D. Wieck, A. Devi

"MOCVD of TiO2 Thin Films using a Heteroleptic Titanium Complex: Precursor Evaluation and Investigation of Optical, Photoelectrochemical and Electrical Properties"

          Chem. Vap. Deposition 2014, 20, 224.

(25)   S. Neubert, P. Pulisova, C. Wiktor, P. Weide, B. Mei, D. A. Guschin, R.A. Fischer, M. Muhler, R. Beranek

         "Enhanced photocatalytic degradation rates at rutile TiO2 photocatalysts modified with redox co-catalysts"

          Catal. Today 2014, 230, 97.

(24)   S. Neubert, A. Ramakrishnan, J. Strunk, H. Shi, B. Mei, L. Wang, M. Bledowski, D. A. Guschin, M. Kauer, Y. Wang, M. Muhler, R. Beranek

         "Surface-modified TiO2 Photocatalysts Prepared by a Photosynthetic Route: Mechanism, Enhancement, and Limits"

          ChemPlusChem 2014, 79, 163.

(23)   J. M. Macak, T. Kohoutek, L. Wang, R. Beranek

         "Fast and robust infiltration of functional material inside titania nanotube layers: case study of a chalcogenide glass sensitizer"

          Nanoscale 2013, 5, 9541.

(22)   B. Mei, H. Byford,  M. Bledowski, L. Wang, J. Strunk, M. Muhler, R. Beranek

         "Beneficial effect of Nb doping on the photoelectrochemical properties of TiO2 and TiO2-polyheptazine hybrids"

          Sol. Energy Mater. Sol. Cells 2013, 117, 48.

(21)   S. J. Kim, K. Xu, H. Parala, R. Beranek, M. Bledowski, K. Sliozberg, H.-W. Becker, D. Rogalla, D. Barreca, C. Maccato, C. Sada, W. Schuhmann, R. A. Fischer, A. Devi

"Intrinsic Nitrogen-doped CVD-grown TiO2 Thin Films from All-coordinated Ti Precursors for Photoelectrochemical Applications"

          Chem. Vap. Deposition 2013, 19, 45.

(20)   M. Bledowski, L. Wang, A. Ramakrishnan,  R. Beranek

         "TiO2-polyheptazine hybrid photoanodes: Effect of cocatalysts and external bias on visible light-driven water splitting"

          J. Mater. Res. 2013, 28, 411.

(19)   R. D. Costa, F. Werner, X. Wang, P. Grönninger,  S. Feihl,  F. T. U. Kohler, P. Wasserscheid, S. Hibler, R. Beranek,  K. Meyer, D. M. Guldi

         "Beneficial Effects of Liquid Crystalline Phases in Solid-State Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells"

          Adv. Energy Mater. 2013, 3, 657.

(18)   A. Ramakrishnan, S. Neubert, B. Mei, J. Strunk, L. Wang, M. Bledowski, M. Muhler, R. Beranek

         "Enhanced performance of surface-modified TiO2 photocatalysts prepared via a visible-light photosynthetic route"

          Chem. Commun. 2012, 48, 8556

(17)   M. Bledowski, L. Wang, A. Ramakrishnan,  R. Beranek

         "TiO2-Polyheptazine Hybrid Photoanodes for Visible Light-Driven Water Splitting: The Effect of External Bias"

          Mater. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. 2012, 1442, Q02.

(16)   M. Bledowski, L. Wang, A. Ramakrishnan, A. Bétard, O. V. Khavryuchenko, R. Beranek

         "Visible Light Photooxidation of Water to Oxygen at Hybrid TiO2-Polyheptazine Photoanodes with Photodeposited Co-Pi (CoOx) Cocatalyst"

          ChemPhysChem 2012, 13, 3018.

(15)   L. Wang, M. Bledowski,  A. Ramakrishnan, D. König, A. Ludwig, R. Beranek

         "Dynamics of Photogenerated Holes in TiO2-Polyheptazine Hybrid Photoanodes for Visible Light-Driven Water Splitting"

          J. Electrochem. Soc. 2012, 159 (7), H616.     (Erratum here)

(14)   R. Beranek

         "(Photo)electrochemical Methods for the Determination of the Band Edge Positions of TiO2-Based Nanomaterials"

          Adv. Phys. Chem. 2011, 786759, DOI: 10.1155/2011/786759.      (Corrigendum here)

(13)   M. Bledowski, L. Wang, A. Ramakrishnan, O.V. Khavryuchenko, V.D. Khavryuchenko, P.C. Ricci, J. Strunk, T. Cremer, C. Kolbeck, R. Beranek

         "Visible-light photocurrent response of TiO2-polyheptazine hybrids: evidence for interfacial charge-transfer absorption"

          Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2011, 13 (48), 21511.

(12)   L. Wang, M. Bledowski, A. Ramakrishnan, R. Beranek

         "TiO2-Polyheptazine Hybrid Photoelectrodes: Dynamics of Photogenerated Holes"

          ECS Trans. 2011, 35 (25), 173.

(11)   V. S. Vidyarthi, M. Hofmann, A. Savan, K. Sliozberg, D. König, R. Beranek, W. Schuhmann, A. Ludwig

         "Enhanced Photoelectrochemical Properties of WO3 Thin Films Fabricated by Reactive Magnetron Sputtering"

          Int. J. Hydrogen Energy 2011, 36, 4724.

(10)   J. M. Macak, J. Pytel, J. Rodriguez Ruiz, R. Beranek

          "Photoelectrochemical properties of electrospun titania nanofibers - comparison with nanoparticles"

          Mater. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. 2010, 1211, R08-34.

(9)     D. Mitoraj, R. Beranek, H. Kisch

          "Mechanism of aerobic visible light formic acid oxidation catalyzed by poly(tri-s-triazine) modified titania"

          Photochem. Photobiol. Sci. 2010, 9, 31.

(8)     R. Beranek, J. M. Macak, M. Gärtner, K. Meyer, P. Schmuki

          "Enhanced Visible Light Photocurrent Generation at Surface-Modified TiO2 Nanotubes"

          Electrochim. Acta 2009, 54, 2640.

(7)     M. C. Long, R. Beranek, W. M. Cai, H. Kisch

          "Hybrid semiconductor electrodes for light-driven photoelectrochemical switches"

          Electrochim. Acta 2008, 53, 4621.

(6)     R. Beranek, H. Kisch

          "A Hybrid Semiconductor Electrode for Wavelength-Controlled Switching of the Photocurrent Direction"

          Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2008, 47, 1320.

           "Eine Halbleiterhybrid-Elektrode zum wellenlängengesteuerten Schalten der Photostromrichtung"

          Angew. Chem. 2008, 120, 1340.

(5)     R. Beranek, H. Kisch

          "Tuning the Optical and Photoelectrochemical Properties of Surface-Modified TiO2"

          Photochem. Photobiol. Sci. 2008, 7, 40.

(4)     R. Beranek, B. Neumann, S. Sakthivel, M. Janczarek, Th. Dittrich, H. Tributsch, H. Kisch

          "Exploring the Electronic Structure of Nitrogen-Modified TiO2 Photocatalysts through Photocurrent and Surface Phototvoltage Studies"

           Chem. Phys. 2007, 339, 11.

(3)      R. Beranek, H. Kisch

           "Surface-Modified Anodic TiO2 Films for Visible Light Photocurrent Response"

          Electrochem. Commun. 2007, 9, 761.

(2)      R. Beranek, H. Tsuchiya, T. Sugishima, J. M. Macak, L. Taveira, S. Fujimoto, H. Kisch, P. Schmuki

           "Enhancement and limits of the photoelectrochemical response from anodic TiO2 nanotubes"

           Appl. Phys Lett. 2005, 87, 243114.

(1)      R. Beranek, H. Hildebrand, P. Schmuki

           "Self-Organized Porous Titanium Oxide Prepared in H2SO4/HF Electrolytes"

           Electrochem. Solid-State Lett. 2003, 6, B12.

Publications in popular and professional magazines

          S. Neubert, R. Beranek

         "Chemie unter der Sonne: Neue photoaktive Materialien für Energiekonversion und Umweltschutz"  (pdf)

          GIT Labor-Zeitschrift 2014, 58/3, 72-75.