Welcome to the homepage of the research Group “Inorganic Materials Chemistry” IMC of Prof. Dr. Anjana Devi.
Our group focuses on the development, synthesis and evaluation of high-performance precursors for chemical vapor deposition processes.


18. September 2018

E-MRS Fall 2018 Conference in Warsaw, Poland

Our group was represented at the European Materials Research Society (E-MRS) Fall 2018 Conference in Warsaw, Poland by Anjana Devi, Jan-Lucas Wree and Sebastian Beer. This functional materials-based conference strongly focuses on thin films and the implementation in state-of-the-art technologies. We contributed two talks (Jan-Lucas and Anjana) and a poster (Sebastian) to present and discuss recent results of our research to the scientific community.
EMRS conference 2018
From left to right: Sebastian Beer, Anjana Devi and Jan-Lucas Wree.
29. August 2018

Hycoat Workshop in Ghent, Belgium

Four members of our group participated in the Hycoat Workshop on ALD/MLD in Ghent, Belgium.
HYCOAT is a “European Training Network for Functional Hybrid Coatings by Molecular Layer Deposition” which focuses on the development of MLD processes for the fabrication of hybrid thin films implemented in future technologies such as life science and medicine.
Parmish Kaur, who is about to start her PhD in the IMC group will work together with other PhD students of this project and conduct research on MLD precursors and process design. Hycoat conference
From left to right: David Zanders, Parmish Kaur, Sebastian Beer and Nils Boysen
31. July 2018

ALD 2018 Conference in Incheon, South Korea

Lukas Mai, David Zanders, Nils Boysen and Anjana Devi are representing the IMC group at the AVS 18th International Conference on Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD 2018) in Incheon, South Korea. All three will contribute a talk to the conference featuring results from their current projects.

ALD2018 conference
New publication
2. July 2018

Synthesis of rare-earth metal and rare-earth metal-fluoride nanoparticles in ionic liquids and propylene carbonate

M. Siebels, L. Mai, L. Schmoltke, K. Schütte, J. Barthel, J. Yue, J. Thomas, B. M. Smarsly, A. Devi, R. A. Fischer, C. Janiak
Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2018, 9, 1881-1894
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New publication
20. June 2018

New Paper online: Designing Stability into Thermally Reactive Plumbylenes

Bačić, G., Zanders, D., Mallick, B., Devi, A., Barry, S. T.
Inorg. Chem. 2018, 57, 8218−8226
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15. June 2018

New cover page

Recently, our group designed the front cover page of the Journal of Materials Chemistry A (Volume 6).
If you are interested in the article related to the image CVD-grown copper tungstate thin films for solar water splitting, please klick on the cover below!
Coverpage- Journal of Materials Chemistry A
13. June 2018

PhD graduation

We congratulate our former group members Richard O’Donoghue, Maximilan Gebhard, Sarah Karle, Stefan Cwik and Jiyeon Kim for successfully finishing their doctoral studies! All the best for your future career!
Titel of PhD theses:
Richard O’Donoghue: Atomic layer deposition of ZnO and Ga2O3 thin films as transparent semiconducting oxides: Influence of precursors on the film growth and characteristics
Maximilian Gebhard: Plasma-enhanced atomic layer deposition of binary metal oxides as gas barrier layers on polymers
Sarah Karle: From molecules to materials: Rational design and development of group 11 and Group 14 complexes and their evaluation as precursors for the deposition of metal and metal oxide thin films
Stefan Cwik: Metal nitride and metal disulfide thin films via CVD: Exploring the diversity of all nitrogen coordinated rare earth and group 6 precursors
Jiyeon Kim: Organometallic synthesis of transition metal – group 13 complexes, precursor synthesis and atomic layer deposition of cobalt oxide

List of all PhD theses from former IMC group members
New publication
3. May 2018

Direct growth of MoS2 and WS2 layers by Metal Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition

S. Cwik, D. Mitoraj, D. Rogalla, D. Peeters, J. Kim, O. Mendoza Reyes, H. M. Schütz, C. Bock, R. Beranek, A. Devi,
Adv. Mater. Interfaces 2018, accepted, DOI: 10.1002/admi.201800140
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New publication
2. May 2018

Fabrication of Zinc-Dicarboxylate- and Zinc-Pyrazolate-Carboxylate-Framework Thin Films through Vapour-Solid Deposition

R. Medishetty, Z. Zhang, A. Sadlo, S. Cwik, D. Peeters, S. Henke, N. Mangayarkarasi, A. Devi
Dalton Trans. 2018, accepted, DOI: 10.1039/C8DT00352A
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New publication
22. April 2018

Rational development of cobalt β-ketoiminate complexes: Alternative precursors for vapor phase deposition of spinel cobalt oxide photoelectrodes

K. j. Puring, D. Zywitzki, D. H. Taffa, D. Rogalla, M. Winter, M. Wark, A. Devi,
Inorg. Chem. 2018, accepted, DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.8b00204
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