Kristallogrpahie & Geomaterialforschung

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We investigate the atomic structure of crystalline materials. The combination of experimental methods and simulation-based analysis approaches helps us to understand complex materials. We are inspired by naturally occurring atomic structures in geomaterials to un-derstand the relationship between short- and long-range ordering phenomena, structure-property relationships, host-guest interactions, and formation pro-cesses of distinct materials. We are part of the Resarch Faculty MARUM and the MAPEX Center for Materials and Processes.


Studied Materials:

We are interested in crystalline materials with complex local atomic structures. This includes minerals occurring in the earth’s crust as well as synthetically produced compounds, especially microporous mate-rials (zeolites and metal-organic frame-works) and mullite¬type compounds.

Methods

  • Powder- and single crystal diffracton at various temperatures with X-rays, neutrons and electrons
  • Thermal analysis
  • Crystal growth
  • Molecular modelling with force fields
  • Density functional theory calculations
  • Qualitative and quantitative phase analysis
More about our research:
Updated on 06.03.2022 by E. M. Schmidt, FB 05, Universität Bremen