Group photo 2019
Welcome to the homepage of the research group “Inorganic Materials ChemistryIMC of Prof. Dr. Anjana Devi. Our group focuses on the development, synthesis and evaluation of high-performance precursors for vapor phase deposition processes namely chemical vapor deposition (CVD), atomic layer deposition (ALD) and molecular layer deposition (MLD).
We collaborate with scientists from various disciplines (Physics, Chemistry and Engineers) and our goal is to develop nanostructured materials for different applications ranging from microelectronics, sensors, dielectrics, barrier coatings, spintronics, optics, catalysis etc.


New publication
8. October 2020

A carbene stabilized precursor for the spatial atomic layer deposition of copper thin films

N. Boysen, B. Misimi, A. Muriqi, J.-L. Wree, T. Hasselmann, D. Rogalla. T. Haeger, D. Theirich, M. T. Riedl, A. Devi
Chem. Commun., 2020, accepted manuscript, DOI: 10.1039/D0CC05781A.
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New publication
7. October 2020

Development of Guanidinate and Amidinate based Cerium and Ytterbium Complexes as Atomic Layer Deposition Precursors: Synthesis, Modelling, and Application

P. Kaur, L. Mai, A. Muriqi, D. Zanders, R. Ghiyasi, M. Safdar, N. Boysen, M. Winter, M. Nolan, M. Karppinen, A. Devi,
Chem. – Eur. J., 2020, accepted manuscript, DOI: 10.1002/chem.202003907.
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New publication
28. August 2020

A new metalorganic chemical vapor deposition process for MoS2 with a 1,4-diazabutadienyl stabilized molybdenum precursor and elemental sulfur

J.-L. Wree, E. Ciftyurek, D. Zanders, N. Boysen, A. Kostka, D. Rogalla, M. Kasischke, A. Ostendorf, K. Schierbaum, A. Devi
Dalton Trans., 2020, 49, 13462-13474.
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New publication
27. August 2020

Study on structural and thermal characteristics of heteroleptic yttrium complexes as potential precursors for vapor phase deposition

S. M. J. Beer, A. Krusenbaum, M. Winter, C. Vahlas, A. Devi,
Eur. J. Inorg. Chem., 2020, 3587–3596.
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24. August 2020

New cover page

Check out our new “Sci-Fi” cover page designed by our PhD student Niklas Huster.
If you are interested in the story behind this fancy image, just click on the cover page to be redirected to the article about additive-free spin-coating of SnO2.
Cover-page Dalton Trans. Huster
27. July 2020

New bachelor student

We welcome our new bachelor student Isabell Arentz who will perform their bachelor theses in our research group within the summer term.
Isabell will focus on the synthesis and characterization of coinage metal precursors for CVD and ALD.
We wish her all the best for her studies!
2. July 2020

New chemistry for ultra-thin gas sensors

RUB press release with Anjana Devi and Lukas Mai
Our group member Lukas Mai recently published his work on PEALD ZnO thin films for gas sensing applications in the renowned Journal Small. Now, his studies are highlighted and summarized in a press release article of our university!

Click here to be redirected to the English version of the article.
Für die deutsche RUB Pressemitteilung hier klicken.
15. June 2020

Nickel oxide thin films for oxygen evolution reaction

Congratulations! Dennis’ recent research work on Ni β-ketoiminates is published in Inorganic Chemistry.
Apart from developing a new class of Ni precursors, NiO thin films were grown via CVD and its assessment in electrocatalysis revealed promising activity for oxygen evolution reactions (OER).
Another fruitful collaboration with Dr. Dereje Taffa and Prof. Michael Wark from the University of Oldenburg.
If you are interested in the article, click here.
New publication
10. June 2020

Tuning Coordination Geometry of Nickel Ketoiminates and its Influence on Thermal Characteristics for Chemical Vapor Deposition of Nanostructured NiO Electrocatalysts

D. Zywitzki, D. Taffa, L. Lamkowski, M. Winter, D. Rogalla, M. Wark, A. Devi,
Inorg. Chem., 2020, 59, , 14, 10059–10070.
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9. June 2020

Cover page in Small

Our Master student Florian is not only working in the lab – He designed the cover page for the journal Small! Check out the creative and fancy artwork that he created illustrating the sensing behavior of Zinc Oxide layers fabricated via PEALD using a non-pyrophoric zinc precursor. For more details click on the cover which will redirect you to the published article from Lukas.
Cover-page Small