Christoph Rameshan

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In the search for optimized cathode materials for high-temperature electrolysis, mixed conducting oxides are highly promising candidates. This study deals with fundamentally novel insights into the relation between surface chemistry and electrocatalytic activity of lanthanum ferrite based electrolysis cathodes. For this means, near-ambient-pressure X-ray(More)
Ultrathin (∼3 Å) zirconium oxide films were grown on a single-crystalline Pt 3 Zr(0001) substrate by oxidation in 1 × 10 −7 mbar of O 2 at 673 K, followed by annealing at temperatures up to 1023 K. The ZrO 2 films are intended to serve as model supports for reforming catalysts and fuel cell anodes. The atomic and electronic structure and composition of the(More)
In situ X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and low-energy ion scattering were used to study the preparation, (thermo)chemical and catalytic properties of 1:1 PdGa intermetallic near-surface phases. Deposition of several multilayers of Ga metal and subsequent annealing to 503–523 K led to the formation of a multi-layered 1:1 PdGa near-surface state without(More)
For use of polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells (PEMFC) in mobile power applications, an efficient source of CO-depleted hydrogen is needed. To avoid technical and safety problems of hydrogen handling, storage, and transport, methanol can be used as practical and abundant energy carrier for on-board H 2 generation, as it has the advantage of a high(More)
Matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization-mass spectrometry (MALDI-MS) measurements in the low-molecular-mass region, ranging from 0 to 1000 Daltons are very often difficult to perform because of signal interferences originating from matrix ions. In order to overcome this problem, a stainless steel target was coated with a homogeneous titanium dioxide(More)
ABSTRACT Thioether-functionalised indium aminoalcoholates have been used as single-source precursors in aerosol-assisted CVD processes. The obtained In2O3-x S x oxysulphide deposits show either a single indium sulphide phase for deposits with high sulphide content [>75% (S/(S + O)) for the t-butyl derivatives] or pronounced phase separation in indium oxide(More)
Ni nanoparticles supported on ZrO2 are a prototypical system for reforming catalysis converting methane to synthesis gas. Herein, we examine this catalyst on a fundamental level using a 2-fold approach employing industrial-grade catalysts as well as surface science based model catalysts. In both cases we examine the atomic (HRTEM/XRD/LEED) and electronic(More)
An ultra-high vacuum (UHV) setup for "real" and "inverse" model catalyst preparation, depth-resolved near-surface spectroscopic characterization, and quantification of catalytic activity and selectivity under technologically relevant conditions is described. Due to the all-quartz reactor attached directly to the UHV-chamber, transfer of the catalyst for in(More)
We demonstrate the reversible intercalation of CO between a hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN) monolayer and a Rh(111) substrate above a threshold CO pressure of 0.01 mbar at room temperature. The intercalation of CO results in the flattening of the originally corrugated h-BN nanomesh and an electronic decoupling of the BN layer from the Rh substrate. The(More)