Dr.rer.nat. Kirill Monakhov

RWTH Aachen University
Institute of Inorganic Chemistry
DFG's Emmy Noether Junior Research Group Leader

Address:             RWTH Aachen University
Institut für Anorganische Chemie
Landoltweg 1
52074 Aachen
Phone: +49-241 80 94664
Fax: +49-241 80 92642



Monakhov Group "Redox-responsive magnetic molecules"

Our research group performs research at the intersection between molecular inorganic chemistry and condensed matter physics, encompassing the mainstream areas of modern synthetic coordination and supramolecular chemistry, magnetism, quantum mechanics, surface science, and molecular electronics and spintronics. We study fully-oxidized and reduced vanadium-oxo clusters (polyoxovanadates) and the organically and heterometal-modified derivatives toward their synthetic and structural chemistry, solution and solid-state stability and reactivity, inherent spectroscopic and electrochemical properties, and molecular magnetism characteristics. Our main research goal is to construct a multiple-state resistive switching device where our molecules will serve as operational constituents integrating the storage and processing of data. To meet this target we investigate controlled coating deposition of electronically and magnetically appealing polyoxovanadates from solution and their direct vacuum thermal evaporation from the solid phase on substrate surfaces. This should eventually enable analysis of their charge transport and redox switching properties via scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) and scanning tunneling spectroscopy (STS).

The other intention of our Lab is the application of the synthesized polyoxovanadates in homogeneous catalysis and on surfaces for supported-polyoxovanadate heterogeneous photoredox catalysis.