Personal or laboratory research profile:
Currently, I am an ALD scientist at the Institute for Solar Fuels at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin. At the institute we use ALD to develop corrosion protection layers (e.g. TiO2), (photo)catalyts (e.g. MnO), and ternary metal oxides serving as light absorber on high aspect ratio substrates. We have two ALD systems: (1) a home-built ALD system connected to an UPS/XPS analysis chamber and (2) a plasma ALD system of Picosun. Both system are equipped with a spectroscopic ellipsometer. Next to the development of the layers, we aim at understanding the surface chemistry and growth mechanism, and linking experimental conditions and growth mechanisms to film properties.