Organization profile

Profile Information

The research activities of the institute are focused on the chemistry of molecules containing group 14 and 15 elements mainly and comprise synthetic as well as physicochemical and theoretical topics. Besides investigations about oligo- and polysilanes with Si-Si bonds, organo elemental compounds of germanium, tin or phosphorus and his homologues are in the centre of attraction. The following areas receive special attention: anions of silicon, especially polysilylanions, tin and phosphorus; transition metal-element compounds; polysilanes; higher derivatives of hydrosilanes; heteroatom substituted silanes; reactions of Zintl anions with polysilanes; the electrochemical formation of Si-Si bonds; and spectroscopical aspects of the group 14 and 15 elements. With respect to application the properties (optical nonlinearity, conductivity, a. o.) and use of polysilanes as well as of siloxanes are investigated.

Fingerprint The fingerprint is based on mining the text of the scientific documents related to the associated persons. Based on that an index of weighted terms is created, which defines the key subjects of research unit

X ray scattering Chemical Compounds
Nanoparticles Chemical Compounds
scattering Physics & Astronomy
x rays Physics & Astronomy
Water Chemical Compounds
Nanostructures Chemical Compounds
Synchrotrons Engineering & Materials Science
Metals Chemical Compounds

Network Recent external collaboration on country level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots.


No photo of Heinz Amenitsch

Heinz Amenitsch


No photo of Miltscho Andreev

Miltscho Andreev


No photo of Judith Baumgartner

Judith Baumgartner



Research Output 1977 2019

Author Correction: Salt concentration and charging velocity determine ion charge storage mechanism in nanoporous supercapacitor

Prehal, C., Koczwara, C., Amenitsch, H., Presser, V. & Paris, O., 11 Jan 2019, In : Nature Communications. 10, 1, p. 256 256.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
document markup languages
ion charge
Organized Financing
electrochemical capacitors


Astria, E., Thonhofer, M., Ricco, R., Liang, W., Angela, C., Tarzia, A., Alt, K., Hagemeyer, C., Rattenberger, J., Schröttner, H., Wrodnigg, T. M., Amenitsch, H., Huang, D., Doonan, C. & Falcaro, P., 20 Feb 2019, In : Materials Horizons. p. online

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Cross-Linked Carbon Nanotube Adsorbents for Water Treatment: Tuning the Sorption Capacity through Chemical Functionalization

Barrejón, M., Syrgiannis, Z., Burian, M., Bosi, S., Montini, T., Fornasiero, P., Amenitsch, H. & Prato, M., 3 Apr 2019, In : ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces. 11, 13, p. 12920-12930 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Carbon Nanotubes
Water treatment
Carbon nanotubes

Activities 1995 2019

10. Deutsch-Oesterreichischer Mitarbeiterworkshop

Freskida Goni (Participant)
15 Mar 201917 Mar 2019

Activity: Participation in or organisation ofWorkshop, seminar or course (Participation in/Organisation of)

Layered Nanomaterials: Exfoliation, aggregation and characterization

Freskida Goni (Speaker)
16 Mar 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationTalk at workshop, seminar or courseScience to science

Syntheses and characterization of sterically protected, functionalized 2,4-Diphosphapentasilanes

Gernot Paul Weinberger (Speaker), Michaela Flock (Contributor)
24 Apr 201926 Apr 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationTalk at conference or symposiumScience to science


67th Nobel Laureate Meeting

Beate Gabriele Steller (Recipient), Jul 2017

Prize: Prizes / Medals / Awards



Christoph Marschner (Recipient), 1996

Prize: Prizes / Medals / Awards

Best Speaker Award

Max Burian (Recipient), 10 Mar 2017

Prize: Prizes / Medals / Awards

Press / Media

Max Burian: Kleine Teilchen, große Fragen

Max Burian


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Procila Ob Pethi

Heinz Amenitsch


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Synchrotron: Wasserstoff Energie-Träger der Zukunft

Heinz Amenitsch


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Projects 1990 2030