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Understanding the formation of materials from solution

PhD defence, Thursday, 25 November 2021. Ida Gjerlevsen Nielsen.

2021.11.25 | Karen Konradi

Ida Gjerlevsen Nielsen

During her PhD studies, Ida Gjerlevsen Nielsen researched the formation of oxide materials. Focus have been on nanoparticles of the Group 13 metal oxides, which are relevant in for example catalysts. To gain a better understanding into the formation of these materials, she have used X-ray scattering to observe the atomic structures throughout the formation process. She have investigated how different parameters, which as temperature and solvent, affect the formed material. This also include an extensive study the structures of ions in solution.

These investigations have clarified which parameters affect the materials formation for the Group 13 metal oxides. This further contribute to an enhanced understanding of the fundamental processes for the formation of materials from solution.


The PhD study was completed at Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Aarhus University.

This summary was prepared by the PhD student.

Time: Thursday, 25 November 2021 at 13.15
Place: Building 1593, room 012, iNano Lecture Theatre, Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center, Aarhus University, Gustav Wieds Vej 14, 8000 Aarhus C
Title of PhD thesis: A Group 13 metal oxide study: Solvated structures and oxide formation in solvothermal synthesis

Contact information: Ida Gjerlevsen Nielsen, e-mail: idani@chem.au.dk, tel.: +45 51 96 58 78

Members of the assessment committee:

Professor Norbert Stock, Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, Kiel University, Germany

Professor Wolfgang Bensch, Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, Kiel University, Germany

Professor Henrik Stapelfeldt (chairman), Department of Chemistry, Aarhus University, Denmark

Main supervisor:
Professor Bo Brummersted Iversen, Department of Chemistry, Aarhus University, Denmark

Language: The PhD dissertation will be defended in English

The defence is public.
Due to the coronavirus situation, the PhD thesis will not be available for reading at the offices of the PhD administration. Instead, interested parties may send an e-mail to gradschool.nat@au.dk to receive a digital copy of the PhD thesis. Please note, it may in certain cases be necessary to make an individual arrangement to read the PhD thesis.

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