Stefan Piontek

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The need for sustainable catalysts for an efficient hydrogen evolution reaction is of significant interest for modern society. Inspired by comparable structural properties of [FeNi]-hydrogenase, here we present the natural ore pentlandite (Fe4.5Ni4.5S8) as a direct 'rock' electrode material for hydrogen evolution under acidic conditions with an(More)
The rock material pentlandite with the composition Fe4.5Ni4.5S8 was synthesized via high temperature synthesis from the elements. The structure and composition of the material was characterized via powder X-ray diffraction (PXRD), Mössbauer spectroscopy (MB), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) and energy dispersive(More)
Steady state and time-resolved fluorescence measurements compare the photophysical properties of Coumarin 152 (C152) and Coumarin 461 (C461) in bulk methanol solution and adsorbed to silica/vapor and silica/methanol interfaces. C152 and C461 share the same structure except for a -CF(3) (C152) or -CH(3) (C461) group at the molecule's 4-position. This modest(More)
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