Institute of Theoretical Chemistry: Selected Publications

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Gallery of cover images and graphics

Gallery of cover images and graphics

  • Mohsen Sotoudeh, Sebastian Baumgart, Manuel Dillenz, Johannes Döhn, Katrin Forster-Tonigold, Katharina Helmbrecht, Daniel Stottmeister, and Axel Groß, Ion mobility in crystalline battery materials, Adv. Energy Mater. 14, 202302550 (2024), Open Access, DOI: 10.1002/aenm.202302550 , posted on ChemRxiv, DOI: 10.26434/chemrxiv-2023-2bb18
    [ Paper , Adv. Energy Mater. online, Cover, Cover Picture, ChemRxiv ]


  • Majid Rezaei, Sung Sakong, and Axel Groß, Molecular Modeling of Water-in-Salt Electrolytes: A Comprehensive Analysis of Polarization Effects and Force Field Parameters in Molecular Dynamics Simulations, J. Chem. Theory Comput. 19, 5712–5730, (2023), DOI:  10.1021/acs.jctc.3c00171, posted on ChemRxiv, DOI: 10.26434/chemrxiv-2023-6lff5
    PreprintJCTC online , ChemRxiv ]
  • Katrin Forster-Tonigold, Florian Buchner, Joachim Bansmann, R. Jürgen Behm, Axel Groß, A combined XPS and computational study of the chemical reduction of BMP-TFSI by lithium, Batteries Supercaps 5, e202200307 (2022), Open Access, DOI: 10.1002/batt.202200307 posted on ChemRxiv, DOI: 10.26434/chemrxiv-2022-mpb1w 
    [ Preprint, Supporting Information, Batteries Supercaps onlineChemRxiv ]
Katrin Forster-Tonigold, Florian Buchner, Joachim Bansmann, R. Jürgen Behm, Axel Groß, A combined XPS and computational study of the chemical reduction of BMP-TFSI by lithium, Batteries Supercaps, accepted for publication, DOI: 10.1002/batt.202200307
  • Axel Groß, Reversible vs. standard hydrogen electrode scale in interfacial electrochemistry from a theoretician's atomistic point of view J. Phys. Chem. C 126, 11439–11446 (2022), Perspective, Open Access, DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.2c02734 .
    [ Paper, J. Phys. Chem. C online ]
  • Axel Groß and Sung Sakong,  Ab initio simulations of water/metal interfaces, Chem. Rev. 122 , 10746–10776 (2022), DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemrev.1c00679, Open Access, invited contribution to the thematic issue on Computational Electrochemistry.
    [ Paper , Chem. Rev. online]
  • Manuel Dillenz, Mohsen Sotoudeh, Clarissa Glaser, Jürgen Janek, Axel Groß, Holger Euchner, Unravelling charge carrier mobility in d0-metal-based spinels, Batteries & Supercaps  5, e202200164 (2022), DOI: 10.1002/batt.202200164 , Open Access, Cover Picture DOI: 10.1002/batt.202200250
    [ Paper , Batteries & Supercaps online , Cover Picture online  ]
  • Florian Buchner, Katrin Forster-Tonigold, Tim Bolter, Alexander Rampf, Jens Klein, Axel Groß, R. Jürgen Behm, Interaction of Mg with the Ionic Liquid BMP-TFSI – An Experimental and Computational Model Study of the Electrode – Electrolyte Interface in Post-Lithium Batteries, J. Vac. Sci. Technol. A 40, 023204 (2022), DOI: 10.1116/6.0001658
    [ JVST A online]
  • Mohsen Sotoudeh and Axel Groß, Descriptor and scaling relations for ion mobility in crystalline solids, JACS Au 2, 463–471 (2022), DOI: 10.1021/jacsau.1c00505, Open Access
    [ Paper, JACS Au online, Cover Art]
  • Mohsen Sotoudeh, Manuel Dillenz, and Axel Groß, Mechanism of magnesium transport in spinel chalcogenides, Adv. Energy Sustainability Res. 2, 2100113 (2021), DOI: 10.1002/aesr.202100113.
    [ PaperAESR online, Inside Back Cover, Research Square]
  • Yanjiao Ma, Yuan Ma, Holger Euchner, Xu Liu, Huang Zhang, Bingsheng Qin, Dorin Geiger, Johannes Biskupek, Anna Carlsson, Ute Kaiser, Axel Groß,  Stefano Passerini, and Dominic Bresser, An alternative charge storage mechanism for high-performance sodium-ion and potassium-ion anodes, ACS Energy Lett. 6, 915-924 (2021), DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.0c02365
    ACS Energy Lett. online ]
  • David Mahlberg and Axel Groβ, Vacancy assisted diffusion on single-atom surface alloys, ChemPhysChem 22, 29-39 (2021), DOI: 10.1002/cphc.202000838, Open Access
    [ ReprintChemPhysChem online ]
  • 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, J. Phys. Chem. C, 124, 27604-27613 (2020), DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.0c09548
    [ JPCC online ]  
  • Sung Sakong, Ann-Kathrin Henß, Joost Wintterlin, and Axel Groß, Diffusion on a crowded surface: kMC simulations, J. Phys. Chem. C 124, 15216–15224 (2020), DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.0c03042
    [ JPCC online ]  
  • 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
    [ Adv. Energy Mater. online ]  
  • Daniel Stottmeister and Axel Groß, Strain Dependence of Metal Anode Surface Properties, ChemSusChem 13, 3147-3153 (2020), DOI: 10.1002/cssc.202000709 
    [ ChemSusChem online ]  
  • 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 ]
  • 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 ]
  • 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 ]
  • Mohammad Javad Eslamibidgoli, Axel Groß, and Michael Eikerling, Surface configuration and wettability of nickel (oxy)hydroxides: a first principles investigation, PhysChemChemPhys 19, 22659-22669 (2017). (selected as PCCP HOT article)
    [  PCCP online ]
  • Axel Groß and Ludwig A. Kibler, Elementary reaction steps in Electrocatalysis: Theory meets experiment, Foreword of a Special Issue of Electrocatalysis, Electrocatal. 8, 499-500 (2017).
    [ Preprint , Electrocatalysis online ]
  • Sung Sakong and Axel Groß, Methanol oxidation on Pt(111) from first-principles in heterogeneous and electro-catalysis, Electrocatal. 8, 577-586 (2017).
    [ Preprint , Electrocatalysis online ]
  • Sung Sakong, Julia M. Fischer, David Mahlberg, R. Jürgen Behm and Axel Groß, Influence of step and island edges on local adsorption properties: Hydrogen adsorption on Pt monolayer island modified Ru(0001) electrodes, Electrocatal. 8, 530-539 (2017).
    [ Preprint , Electrocatalysis online ]
  • Julia M. Fischer, David Mahlberg, Tanglaw Roman, and Axel Groß, Water adsorption on bimetallic PtRu/Pt(111)  surface alloys,  Proc. R. Soc. A 472, 20160618 (2016).
    [ Preprint   ,   Proceedings A online ]
  • Sung Sakong, Katrin Forster-Tonigold, and Axel Groß, The structure of water at a Pt(111) electrode and the potential of zero charge studied from first principles, J. Chem. Phys. 144,  194701 (2016); JCP featured article.
    [ Preprint  , JCP online ]
  • S. Sakong, C. Mosch, A. Lozano, H.F. Busnengo, and A. Groß, Lowering reaction barriers in surface reactions through concerted reaction mechanisms, ChemPhysChem 13, 3467–3471 (2012).
    [Preprint, ChemPhysChem online  ]