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Modern Electrochemistry: From Fundamentals to Applications

Applicant Broekmann Peter
Number 137376
Funding scheme SCOPES
Research institution Departement für Chemie und Biochemie Universität Bern
Institution of higher education University of Berne - BE
Main discipline Physical Chemistry
Start/End 01.09.2011 - 30.11.2014
Approved amount 132'000.00
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All Disciplines (2)

Discipline
Physical Chemistry
Material Sciences

Keywords (2)

Surface Electrochemistry; Electrochemical Material Science

Lay Summary (English)

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Lay summary

This project is intended to be the starting point for a long-term strategic partnership between the Department of Chemical and Control Engineering of the Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy in Skopje (Republic of Macedonia) and the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry of the University of Bern (Switzerland).

The topical focus of the proposed project lies in Surface Electrochemistry and Electrochemical Material Science. The proposed project will contribute to the strengthening of the Macedonian partners by assisting in the development of the local research and educational infrastructure in the field of Surface Electrochemistry and Electrochemical Material Science. Relevant topics are electroplating, metal finishing, corrosion and corrosion protection.

All these galvanic processes rely on the use of various organic and inorganic additives at the respective interface. By the use of state-of-the-art microscopic (e.g. Scanning Tunneling Microscopy, Atomic Force Microscopy), spectroscopic (Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy) and scatting techniques (in-situ surface X-ray diffraction) it is intended to derive an atomistic understanding of the underlying mechanisms of additive-assisted metal deposition and corrosion processes.  An intensive teaching program will be complemented by practical training courses introducing the Macedonian cooperation partners into these state-of-the-art techniques.

Since industrial processes related to these topics are known to cause serious environmental pollutions further topics such as environmental sustainability and safety need to be addressed in this project.

Direct link to Lay Summary Last update: 21.02.2013

Responsible applicant and co-applicants

Publications

Publication
Polyvinylpyrrolidones (PVPs): Switchable leveler additives for damascene applications
Hai N. T. M., Furrer Julien, Stricker F., Huynh Thi Mien Trung, Gjuroski I., Luedi N., Brunner T., Weiss Florian, Fluegel Alexander, Arnold Marco, Chang I., Mayer Dieter, Broekmann Peter (2013), Polyvinylpyrrolidones (PVPs): Switchable leveler additives for damascene applications, in Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 160(12), D3116-D3125.
Electrochemical production, characterization and applications of MWCNTs
Dimitrov Aleksandar T., Tomova Ana, Grozdanov Anita, Popovski Orce, Paucovic Perica (2012), Electrochemical production, characterization and applications of MWCNTs, in Journal of Solid State Electrochemistry, 12(2), 399-407.
On the acceleration of Cu electrodeposition by TBPS (3,3-thiobis-1-propanesulfonic acid): A combined electrochemical, STM, NMR, ESI-MS and DFT study
HAi N.T.M., Furrer J., Gjuroski I., Cascella M., Bircher M.P., Broekmann P., On the acceleration of Cu electrodeposition by TBPS (3,3-thiobis-1-propanesulfonic acid): A combined electrochemical, STM, NMR, ESI-MS and DFT study, in Journal of the Electrochemical Society .

Collaboration

Group / person Country
Types of collaboration
BASF SE, Ludwigshafen Germany (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
- Research Infrastructure
- Industry/business/other use-inspired collaboration

Scientific events

Active participation

Title Type of contribution Title of article or contribution Date Place Persons involved
65th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE), 31 August - 5 September, 2014, Lausanne, Switzerland Poster Polyvinylpyrrolidones (PVPs): Switchable Leveler Additives for Damascene Applications 31.08.2014 Lausanne, Switzerland Broekmann Peter;
65th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE), 31 August - 5 September, 2014, Lausanne, Switzerland Poster Interaction of MPS with Cu(I intermediates): An NMR study 31.08.2014 Lausanne, Switzerland Broekmann Peter;
65th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE), 31 August - 5 September, 2014, Lausanne, Switzerland Poster On the Acceleration of Cu Electrodeposition by TBPS: A Combined Electrochemical, STM and NMR Study 31.08.2014 Lausanne, Switzerland Broekmann Peter;
22th Congress of Chemists and Technologists of Macedonia, (2012), Ohrid, Marcedonia Poster Application of Tritium Distribution in Detrmination the Kinematic Age of Ground Waters 05.09.2012 Ohrid, Macedonia Arsov Ljubomir; Broekmann Peter; Mickova Irena;
22th Congress of Chemists and Technologists of Macedonia, (2012), Ohrid, Marcedonia Poster Pitting corrosion behaviours of niobium and titanium 05.09.2012 Ohrid, Macedonia Mickova Irena; Broekmann Peter; Arsov Ljubomir;


Associated projects

Number Title Start Funding scheme
129925 Copper/Electrolyte Interfaces under Reactive Conditions 01.09.2010 Project funding (Div. I-III)

Abstract

The proposed project (Institutional Partnership IP) is intended to be the starting point for a long-term strategic partnership between the Department of Chemical and Control Engineering (in the following abbreviated as DCCE) of the Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy in Skopje (Republic of Macedonia) and the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry (in the following abbreviated as DCB) of the University of Bern (Switzerland). The topical focus of the proposed project lies in Surface Electrochemistry and Electrochemical Material Science as modern branches of Physical Chemistry. It is the particular aim of the proposed project to bridge the gap between fundamental and applied research in this field. Electrochemical processing and engineering are both vital for the entire economy of the Republic of Macedonia. In particular electrochemical material science was identified by the Macedonian Department of Science as a promising discipline having the potential to stimulate the domestic economy. In this context the DCCE was recently selected by the Governmental Department of Education and Science as certified national reference laboratory providing an interdisciplinary service to the domestic industry related to all kinds of products (to be) manufactured by electrochemical means. However, in order to meet modern European standards of product development, process analysis, process controlling and product certification a strengthening of the DCCE in various aspects and on different levels is absolutely mandatory. Basis for accomplishing these strategic objectives is an educational and research level at the DCCE that meets today`s European standards.The proposed project will therefore contribute to the strengthening of the Macedonian partners by assisting in the development of the local research and educational infrastructure in the field of Electrochemical Material Science. Relevant topics concern electroplating, metal finishing, corrosion and corrosion protection. Since industrial processes related to these topics are known to cause serious environmental pollutions further topics such as environmental sustainability and safety need to be addressed within this project. An intensive teaching program will be complemented by practical training courses introducing the Macedonian cooperation partners into state-of-the-art techniques in surface electrochemistry and electrochemical material science.
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