Department of Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry at the Technical University of Munich has taken great efforts to meet the requirements of a rapidly changing scientific environment.
We offer a broad diversity of subjects: The traditional areas of Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, and Physical Chemistry have been enriched by Chemical Technology, Radiochemistry, Food Chemistry, Theoretical Chemistry, and Hydrochemistry many years ago. The last years saw new expansions into the fields of Biochemistry and Construction Chemistry.

Tuning the energy gap

A novel approach for organic semiconductors

[11.06.2021] What is already established for inorganic semiconductors stays a challenge for their organic counterparts: Tuning the energy gap by blending different semiconducting molecules to optimize device performance. Now, scientists from TU Munich, in cooperation with researchers at TU Dresden, as well as University of Würzburg, HU Berlin, and Ulm University demonstrated how to reach this goal. [more...]

Play it safe

A microscopic perspective towards durable solid state batteries

[07.06.2021] The ions in a solid state battery need to travel through multiple material interfaces which comes along with several challenges. A team of the TU Munich, the Fritz-Haber-Institute and the For-schungszentrum Jülich now shows that nano-scale coating at these interfaces may in fact stabilize the battery. [more...]