Project A04

Mesoporous metallo-silicates

  • Project leader(s)
Prof. Dr. Blazej Grabowski
Prof. Dr. Blazej Grabowski
University of Stuttgart
Dr. Johanna Bruckner
Dr. Johanna Bruckner
University of Stuttgart
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Mesoporous metallo-silicates with defined electronic and geometric properties: A combined experiment-theory approach

In a combined experiment-theory approach, project A04 will not only produce tailor-made ordered mesoporous metallo-silicates (OM2S) for optimized catalytic applications, but also create a profound understanding of their electronic structure and resulting properties. We will prepare OM2S by true liquid crystal templating with various metals, striving for a precise control of properties, such as pore diameters, Brønstedt and Lewis acidities, etc. We will underpin the experimental work by simulations utilizing density-functional-theory and moment tensor potentials, which will provide crucial insights into the kinetics and electronic structure of the materials, thus resulting in a holistic picture of the materials.

Research focus in the first funding period (2018-2022): Controlled synthesis of mesoporous silica materials
Former PIs: Prof. Dr. Frank Gießelmann, Prof. Dr. Yvonne Traa