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Investigating interface reactions in liquids at the nanoscale – Research of CENEM’s research training unit on the inside front cover of Advanced Materials Interfaces

In a recent publication, researchers of our associated GRK1896 present in situ investigations of reactions at a solid-liquid-gas interface using liquid cell transmission electron microscopy. The work published open access in Advanced Materials Interfaces (Art. No. 1901027: https://www.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/admi.201901027) was chosen to become the motive of the inside front cover of the latest issue of Advanced Materials Interfaces (see image on top, https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/admi.201970126). Furthermore, it was selected to appear in two special issues on hot topics “Carbon, Graphite, and Graphene” and “Gold” of the journals Advanced Materials and Chemistry – A European Journal.
The paper describes the direct observation of the dissolution of a gold platelet at a liquid/gas interface and correlated growth of spherical gold nanoparticles. Careful analysis of the associated reaction kinetics allowed our colleagues to formulate dedicated reaction mechanisms that will lead to a further understanding of chemical reactions at the nanoscale in general as well as the model systems used in liquid phase electron microscopy in particular. For further information see: