Asmis Group

Latest Press Release

Understanding nanotechnology - students experiment at the University of Leipzig

Despite the high relevance to everyday life, the topics nano and nanotechnology are generally not given any place in Saxony's chemistry classroom, except for bionics. A cooperation between the Institute for Didactics of Chemistry and the Wilhelm Ostwald Institute for Physical Chemistry of the University of Leipzig provides a remedy and gives interested students a deeper insight into this topic.

Pressemitteilung 086/2018 vom 05.04.2018

Most Recent News

Tim traps first nanoparticle (28.05.2018)

After more than three years of planning and building, Tim traps his first nanoparticle.

Martin wins PCCP poster prize (12.05.2018)

At the 117th meeting of the German Bunsen Society for Physical Chemistry in Hannover Martin Mayer is awarded the PCCP Poster Prize.

Most Recent Publication

Probing the propensity of perchlorate anions for surface solvation by infrared photodissociation spectroscopy

John T. Kelly, Martin Mayer, Adam C. Kennedy, Christian Schemel, Knut R. Asmis
Article in J. Chem. Phys. 148, 222840 (2018) (Editor's Pick) accpeted
DOI: 10.1063/1.5028416


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: 14.06.2018

Asmis Group

Contact Information

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