Group photo 2021
Welcome to the homepage of the research group “Inorganic Materials Chemistry” (IMC).

We are always on the lookout for enthusiastic people to join the research group and to fill the available positions within the framework of national, international, and industry projects.

Available Positions:

– Bachelor thesis
– Master (in-depth and research practical, thesis)
– PhD
– Post-doc

Contact: imc-administration@rub.de


28. September 2022

New Publication in Zeitschrift für Allgemeine und Anorganische Chemie

Our Canadian-German collaboration with the Barry Lab and other Canadian researchers strikes yet again!
In a recently accepted study, a literally twisted Co(II) silylamide was in-depth investigated as precursor for chemical vapor based deposition processes. You like nifty, little molecules? Then check out the accepted article here.
New publication

An Unusual Tri-coordinate Co(II) Silylamide with Potential for Chemical Vapor Deposition Processes

D. Zanders, J. D. Masuda, B. Lowe, S. Curtis, A. Devi, S. T. Barry
Z. anorg. allg. Chem., 2022, e202200249
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E-MRS 2022 Fall Meeting

The IMC team represented by five people took part in the E-MRS 2022 Fall meeting in Warsaw between 19 – 22nd of September.
The symposium A was coordinated by Ana Boras (CSIC Seville), Anjana Devi (RUB, Bochum), Mariona Coll (ICMAB, Barcelona) and Joe Briscoe (QMUL, UK).

David, Jorit and Niklas had the great opportunity to share their research in the form of two oral presentations and one poster.
We had a pleasant stay in the beautiful city of Warsaw, met friends and colleagues and could network with the European materials research community initiating new collaborations and ideas. Looking forward for the next conferences.

REACTIVE: Kick-Off Meeting

REACTIVE Group Photo

On 14th of September we finally had the kick-off meeting for our new French German project: REACTIVE
Together with the French research groups of David Muñoz-Rojas (G-INP LMGP), Dunpin Hong (UO GREMI) and Thomas Fix (ICUBE), we will research on “New spatial atomic layer deposition precursors and plasma processes towards functional materials for advanced applications”.
It was a wonderful hybrid kick-off here in Bochum and digitally connected to some of our international partners.

ALPIN Workshop 2022

On 12th and 13th of September we were co-hosting the second ALPIN workshop together with the team of Fraunhofer IMS from Duisburg.
It was a very successful event where we had two great days full of interesting talks and poster presentations.
We could further strengthen the networking within the German ALD community. Very strong participation of university and non-university organizations as well as leading industries active in the field of ALD equipment and precursors.
We hope to see you guys (and maybe more?) next year!
23. September 2022

ALPMOH Project Update! DAAD & Academy of Finland Exchange Program

ALPMOH Group Photo

After two visitors from Finland have already been hosted in our laboratory to experience synthesis for copper and alkali metal precursors, the first two candidates from the IMC group now went to Aalto University to continue the exchange.
Nils and Jorit have spent two weeks in the laboratories of Maarit Karppinen and gained new experiences in molecular layer deposition (MLD) and the finish academic life.
New publication
7. September 2022

SnO via Water Based ALD employing Tin(II) Formamidinate: Precursor Characterization and Process Development

N. Huster, R. Ghiyasi, D. Zanders, D. Rogalla, M. Karppinen, A. Devi
Dalton Trans., 2022, Adcance Article
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New publication

Low-temperature ALD/MLD growth of alucone and zincone thin films from non-pyrophoric precursors

A. Philip, L. Mai, R. Ghiyasi, A. Devi, M. Karppinen
Dalton Trans., 2022, Advance Article
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New publication
27. July 2022

Ferromagnetic Cobalt Disulfide: A CVD Pathway Toward High-Quality and Phase-Pure Thin Films

J.-L. Wree, J.-P. Glauber, D. Zanders, D. Rogalla, M. Becher, M. B. E. Griffiths, A. Ostendort, S. T. Barry, A. Ney, A. Devi
ACS Appl. Electron. Mater., 2022, 4, 8, 3772-3779
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New publication
24. March 2022

Atomic / Molecular Layer Deposition of Cerium (III) Hybrid Thin Films using Rigid Organic Precursors

P. Kaur, A. Muriqi, J.-L. Wree, R. Ghiyasi, M. Safdar, M. Nolan, M. Karppinen, A. Devi
Dalton Trans., 2022, 51, 5603-5611
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