Gregor Kieslich

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Goldschmidt's concept of ionic Tolerance Factors was recently shown to be a valuable guideline for the preparation of new compounds within the field of organic-inorganic perovskites. Here, we extend this approach and calculate Tolerance Factors for over 2500 amine-metal-anion permutations of the periodic table. The results suggest the potential existence of(More)
Recently, copper selenides have shown to be promising thermoelectric materials due to their possible superionic character resulting from mobile copper cations. Inspired by this recent development in the class of quaternary copper selenides we have focused on the structure-to-property relationships in the solid solution series Cu2ZnGeSe4 xSx. The material(More)
Entropy is one of the fundamental quantities which links emerging research areas like flexibility and defect engineering in inorganic-organic hybrid materials. Additionally, a delicate balance between entropy and enthalpy can lead to intriguing temperature-driven transitions in such materials. Here, we briefly overview traditional material design(More)
Understanding how solids form is a challenging task, and few strategies allow for elucidation of reaction pathways that are useful for designing the synthesis of solids. Here, we report a powerful solution-mediated approach for formation of nanocrystals of the thermoelectrically promising FeSb(2) that uses activated metal nanoparticles as precursors. The(More)
Nanoparticular FeSb2 was prepared in solution from cyclopentadienyl iron(ii) dicarbonyl dimer [Fe(Cp(CO)2)]2 and antimony nanoparticles. Spark plasma sintering was used as consolidation method to maintain the particle size. The thermoelectric performance of FeSb2 is limited by its high thermal conductivity. In this work, the thermal conductivity was(More)
We investigate the variable temperature (100-450 K) and high-pressure (p = ambient - 0.74 GPa) crystal chemistry of the black perovskite formamidinium lead iodide, [(NH2)2CH]PbI3, using single crystal X-ray diffraction. In both cases we find a phase transition to a tetragonal phase. Our experimental results are combined with first principles calculations,(More)
The preparation of nanoengineered materials with controlled nanostructures, for example, with an anisotropic phase segregated structure or a regular periodicity rather than with a broad range of interparticle distances, has remained a synthetic challenge for intermetallics. Artificially structured materials, including multilayers, amorphous alloys,(More)
Hybrid organic-inorganic perovskites represent a special class of metal-organic framework where a molecular cation is encased in an anionic cage. The molecule-cage interaction influences phase stability, phase transformations, and the molecular dynamics. We examine the hydrogen bonding in four AmBX3 formate perovskites: [Am]Zn(HCOO)3, with Am+ = hydrazinium(More)
Versatility in metal substitution is one of the key aspects of metal-organic framework (MOF) chemistry, allowing properties to be tuned in a rational way. As a result, it important to understand why MOF syntheses involving different metals arrive at or fail to produce the same topological outcome. Frequently, conditions are tuned by trial-and-error to make(More)