News Research Highlights

Screening of Photocatalysts

A team of UniSysCat researchers presents a simple method for the screening of the photocatalytic activity of up to four catalyst in parallel – a method that may save a lot of time in the lab.

New superior electrode material: plasma-modified nickel foam

A team of UniSysCat researchers developed a powerful electrode material for the electrolysis of alcohol, aldehyde and water: plasma-modified nickel foam.

Size-dependent catalytic activity of nanoparticles

A research team around UniSysCat group leader Prof. Roldán Cuenya from FHI Berlin provides insights into size effects and structural changes important for the activity of cobalt oxide nanoparticles at work.

Complex of  the double-cubane cluster protein and its associated metalloenzyme

A team of UniSysCat researchers found a coupling scheme for the ATP-driven electron transfer in the double-cubane cluster protein and its associated metalloenzyme based on the structure of their complex.

Efficient new Ca−Fe−O catalyst

A team of UniSysCat researchers developed a very efficient Ca−Fe−O catalyst for electrocatalytic water splitting. They also could elaborate the critical role of Calcium in the process.

New family of porous crystalline COFs bearing acridine moieties

Two papers in Angewandte Chemie involving several UniSysCat groups show the versatility of Covalent Organic Frameworks (COFs) as materials for coupled photo- and electrocatalysis.

Type and amount of copper oxides can be controlled by voltage pulses to steer the CO2 electrocatalytic reduction reaction. © FHI

A recent operando study involving the UniSysCat group of Beatriz Roldan Cuenya reveals decisive parameters in the electrochemical CO2 reduction reaction that were previously not understood.

New deuteration protocol for preparing NMR solvents

A research team from the group of UniSysCat member Prof. Martin Oestreich introduced a deuteration technique by which otherwise expensive or noncommercially available NMR solvents can be prepared.

Ions in the selectivity filter of an ion channel

A research team including the group of UniSysCat member Adam Lange from FMP Berlin could directly visualize the ions in a variety of different ion channels under near-native conditions using solid-state NMR spectroscopy and...

3D-image of the studied chloride ion pump (NmHR) showing the overall secondary structure.

An international team involving the UniSysCat group of Prof. Heberle successfully deciphered the pathway of chloride ions through a light-powered rhodopsin. Their findings make up a detailed „movie of a moving chloride ion“.