Team Analysis and Characterization

  • Research Areas

    • In situ and operando vibrational spectroscopy of lithium-based batteries
    • Interphases in lithium-based batteries
    • Surface electrochemistry
  • Research Areas

    • Molecular self-assembly at interfaces
    • Molecular control of interface-rich materials
    • Colloids, foams and nanoparticles
    • Electrochemistry and electrocatalysis
    • Nonlinear optical laser spectroscopy at interfaces
  • Research Areas

    The current research of Prof. Dr. M. Esselen focuses genotoxic and mutagenic effects and combinatory toxicity of carcinogenic plant compounds. Further, the group is interested in cell culture studies to investigate the impact of flavonoids on key elements of cellular signaling cascades such as Nrf-2 pathway. Apoptosis or DNA-topology. The third focus include in vitro toxicity of cyclopentenone prostaglandins.

  • Research Areas

    • In situ and in operando NMR studies of Li-ion batteries
    • NMR characterization of structure and dynamics in solid-state electrolytes
    • Ion dynamics in solid-state electrolytes
    • Soft matter and polymer materials
    • Development of solid-state NMR methods
  • Research Areas

    • Structure elucidation of lipids and metabolites
    • Lipidomics
    • Determination of biosurfactants
    • Ambient ionization techniques like dielectric barrier discharge ionization

  • Research Areas

    HPLC-MS/MS analysis, metabolism, toxicity and bioavailability of food contaminants and environmental chemicals as well as human exposure.

  • Research Areas

    • Electrochemistry-Mass Spectrometry
    • Hyphenated techniques
    • Nanoparticles
    • Speciation Analysis
    • Applied Atomic Spectroscopy

  • Research Areas

    • NMR studies of molecular transport by Pulsed Field Gradient methods
    • Ion transport mechanisms in battery electrolytes
    • Liquid, polymeric and gel electrolytes
    • Functional polymer materials from polyelectrolytes
    • Porous Materials and Colloidal Carriers

  • Research Area

    Interfacial phenomena in energy storage systems

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    • Analytical and High-Resolution Electron Microscopy
    • Atomic Transport by Tracer Diffusion
    • Phase Transformation Kinetics by Low- and High-temperature calorimetry
    • Mechanical Property measurements by local and macroscopic probes
    • Synthesis of highly regular surface nanostructures by various deposition methods


    • Structure and chemistry of electrodes and electrode/electrolyte interfaces in Lithium ion batteries
    • Bulk metallic glasses: deformation, relaxation and transport kinetics
    • High entropy materials: stability, microstructure evolution and functional performance
    • Structure and atomic kinetics of internal interfaces
    • Structural phase transformations: thermodynamics and kinetics
    • Microstructure and mechanical properties of nanocrystalline and ultrafine grained materials
  • Research Areas

    As a chemist Martin Winter has been working and researching in the field of electrochemical energy storage and energy conversion for 30 years. His focus is on the development of new materials, components and cell design for lithium ion, lithium-metal batteries and alternative battery systems.

  • Research Areas

    • Solid state chemistry of ionic conductors
    • Materials research for battery materials
    • Interfaces in solid state batteries