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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.

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X ray scattering Chemical Compounds
Nanoparticles Chemical Compounds
x rays Physics & Astronomy
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scattering Physics & Astronomy
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Heinz Amenitsch


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Miltscho Andreev


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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., 1 Dec 2019, In : Nature Communications. 10, 1, 256

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ion charge
Organized Financing
electrochemical capacitors

Chemistry of a 1,5-Oligosilanylene Dianion Containing a Disiloxane Unit

Zitz, R., Baumgartner, J. & Marschner, C., 28 Feb 2019, In : Organometallics. 38, p. 1151–1158

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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., 1 Jan 2019, In : ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces. 11, 13, p. 12920-12930

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Carbon Nanotubes
Water treatment
Carbon nanotubes

Activities 1995 2019

Industrially relevant cationic starches and cellulose

Stefanie Monika Müller (Speaker), Niegelhell Katrin (Contributor), Angela Chemelli (Contributor), Josefine Hobisch (Contributor), Thomas Griesser (Contributor), Heidemarie Reiter (Contributor), Ulrich Hirn (Contributor), Stefan Spirk (Contributor)
14 Feb 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationTalk at conference or symposiumScience to science

Layered Nanomaterials: Exfoliation, aggregation and characterization

Freskida Goni (Speaker)
16 Mar 2019

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

Seminari di fisica della materia

Barbara Sartori (Speaker)
23 Jan 2019

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


67th Nobel Laureate Meeting

Beate Gabriele Steller (Recipient), Jul 2017

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Christoph Marschner (Recipient), 1996

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Best Speaker Award

Max Burian (Recipient), 10 Mar 2017

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Press / Media

Max Burian: Kleine Teilchen, große Fragen

Max Burian


1 media contribution

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Procila Ob Pethi

Heinz Amenitsch


1 media contribution

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Synchrotron: Wasserstoff Energie-Träger der Zukunft

Heinz Amenitsch


1 media contribution

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Projects 1990 2030