The lithium phosphidoaluminate Li9AlP4 represents a promising new compound with a high lithium ion mobility.This triggered the search for new members in the family of lithium phosphidotrielates, and the novel compounds Li3AlP2 and Li3GaP2, obtained directly from the elements via... [more]

Intermediates and products of the reaction of Zn(II) organyls with tetrel element Zintl ions: cluster extension versus complexation [more]

Polyanionic Frameworks in the Lithium Phosphidogermanates Li2GeP2 and LiGe3P3 – Synthesis, Structure, and Lithium Ion Mobility [more]

Fast Lithium Ion Conduction in Lithium Phosphidoaluminates T. M. F. Restle, Ch. Sedlmeier, H. Kirchhain, W. Klein, G. Raudaschl-Sieber, V. L. Deringer, L. van Wüllen, H. A. Gasteiger, T. F. Fässler Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2020 Fast lithium... [more]

Solvate-Induced Metallization: Flat [Bi1-] Zigzag Chains in Metallic KBi · NH3 versus [Bi1-] Helices in Semiconducting KBi K. Mayer, J. V. Dums, C. B. Benda, W. Klein, T. F. Fässler Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2020 Polymeric  in KBi · NH3... [more]

Press release: Theoretical calculations indicate that under certain conditions silicon can endow solar cells with a much higher efficiency. Small silicon clusters may provide a source of accordingly modified silicon. However, to date these clusters have not been accessible in... [more]

As part of PhD thesis C. Wallach will synthesize transition metal filled Zintl-clusters and investigate their reactivity towards main group element compounds. [more]

held on Friday, May 3rd, 2019, at 14:30 h. Additional information: [Venue]  [Program] [more]

Kerstin Mayer received the PhD price 2018 from „Bund der Freunde der Technischen Universität München e.V.“ endowed with 1500.- €. The price was awarded on Dec 7th 2018 during a general assembly of the „Bund der Freunde der Technischen Universität München e.V.“. The honored work... [more]

From 9–12 of September 2018 silicon chemists from all over the world met at the Saarland University (Saarbrücken/Germany) in occasion of the 9th European Silicon Days. These were held in honor of Prof. Robert C. West (University of Wisconsin-Madison) as well as in combination with... [more]