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Wilhelm-Ostwald-Institute receives ACS Division of the History of Chemistry's "Citation for Chemical Breakthrough Award" 

As part of the annual anniversary colloquium "Chemistry Anniversaries in Leipzig" on November 2nd (14:30 - 16:30) the Wilhelm-Ostwald-Institute received the "2018 Citation for Chemical Breakthrough Award" of the American Chemical Society (Division of the History of Chemistry) for the publication “Über die Reaktionsgeschwindigkeit bei der Inversion von Rohrzucker durch Säuren” (Z. Phys. Chem. 1889, 4, 226-248) by Svante Arrhenius, which he submitted from Leipzig while he was working as a postdoc with Wilhelm Ostwald. More 

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Most Recent Publication

Identification of Active Sites and Structural Characterization of Reactive Ionic Intermediates by Cryogenic Ion Trap Vibrational Spectroscopy 
H. Schwarz and K.R. Asmis
Concept Article in Chem. Eur. J.25, 2112-26 (2019).
DOI: 10.1002/chem.201805836


The Asmis Group focuses on the experimental characterization of the structure, reactivity and dynamics of clusters, nanoparticles and fluid surfaces using state-of-the-art mass spectrometric and laser spectroscopic methods  The central goal of our research is bridging the knowledge gap between isolated, nano-sized particles in the gas phase and the corresponding condensed phase systems. We are particularly interested in a molecular-level understanding of processes related to heterogeneous catalysis, aerosol formation, ion solvation and the formation, ripening and aging of oxide/water interfaces. 

In December 2014 Prof. Asmis and Dr. Reichelt launched the VCI-funded nano-ScienceLab. Its central goal is to familiarize chemistry students with nanoscience imaging techniques early on in their undergraduate studies.  

last modified: 12.02.2019

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Group Leader
Prof. Dr. Knut R. Asmis
Raum TA 436
Linnéstr. 3
D-04103 Leipzig

Phone: 0341-97 36421

Frau Kerstin Schleinitz

Phone: 0341 97-36500
Fax: 0341 97-36399

Postal Address
Universität Leipzig
Wilhelm-Ostwald-Institut für Physikalische und Theoretische Chemie
Linnéstr. 2
D-04103 Leipzig